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Overview

Introduction to Cuero, Texas

Cuero, Texas, in De Witt county, is 26 miles NW of Victoria, Texas (center to center) and 76 miles E of San Antonio, Texas.

Cuero History

This region was named after Cuero Creek or the Arroyo del Cuero (Creek of the Rawhide) as it is called by the Spanish. It earned this name because when wild cattle became stuck in the mud on the creek bed, the local Indians would kill them. In the late 19th century, Cuero was chosen as a midway stopping point on the Indianola to the San Antonio railroad built by the Gulf, Western Texas and Pacific Railway. People began to settle a few months before the railway line was completed. A city government was formed in 1873 and the town was incorporated in 1875. Cuero was noted as one of the largest cattle and dairy shippers in the state and its huge turkey industry earned it the title "turkey capital of the world."

Cuero and Nearby Attractions

  • Yoakum Heritage Museum
  • Sebastopol House State Historic Site
  • Goliad State Park
  • Texas Zoo
  • Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens

Things To Do In Cuero

Cuero has a few historic sites nearby like the Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site. Monument Hill includes a tomb built by two groups of Texans during the Mexican war, while the Kreische Brewery is one of the earliest commercial breweries in Texas. Fannin Battleground State Historic Site is another war site where the battle of Coleto was fought in the early 19th century. The Sebastopol House State Historic Site is a Greek style house made from lime-crete. Among other places of interest are the Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens, and San Antonio Zoo. The Palmetto State Park and Goliad State Park offer camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, tubing, boating, and picnicking areas.

Cuero Transportation

Air transportation is available from Victoria Regional Airport.

Cuero Higher Education

Texas Lutheran University, Texas State University, University of Houston - Victoria and Victoria College are some nearby colleges.

People

Total Population 7,024
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,549
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 45.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,077
% Above Poverty Level 80.8%
% Below Poverty Level 19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.3%
Median Gross Rent $685
Median House Value $87,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 67.9%
US/American 0%
English 3.4%
Irish 8.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cuero Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles NW of Victoria, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles E of San Antonio, Texas
County De Witt
Standard Zip Codes 77954
Phone Area Codes 361
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.09
Longitude -97.29

Cuero Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CUERO
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 66 F
Apr Temp 57 to 81 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 58 to 85 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station YOAKUM
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 62 F
Apr Temp 57 to 80 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 58 to 83 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Station NIXON
Distance 30.4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 57 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 58 to 82 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cuero, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Arneckeville (77954)

Cheapside (77954)

Clinton (77954)

Concrete (77954)

Edgar (77954)

Lindenau (77954)

Stratton (77954)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cuero Public Libraries

Library
Cuero Public Library
207 E MAIN ST
Cuero, Texas
(361) 275-2864

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Cuero Hospitals

CUERO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
2550 N ESPLANADE
(361) 275-6191
Emergency Service: Yes

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Cuero High Schools

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CUERO H S
401 PARKS HTS DR
361-275-6157
Serves 701 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

G O A L S PROGRAM
301 DAULE ST
361-275-6047
A Special Education School
Serves 12 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

LEARNING CONNECTIONS
303 DAULE ST
361-275-9408
A Non-traditional School
Serves 12 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

DAULE SP ED CO-OP
301 DAULE ST
361-275-6766
A Special Education School
Serves 5 students.

G O A L S PROGRAM
301 DAULE ST
361-275-9926
A Special Education School
Serves 2 students.

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107 DAULE ST
361-275-4903
A Special Education School
Serves 1 students.

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505 N ESPLANADE
361-275-6766
A Special Education School
Serves 1 students.

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