Garden Ridge, Texas

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Garden Ridge, Texas

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High Points

Garden Ridge strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Garden Ridge People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Garden Ridge Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Garden Ridge Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Garden Ridge College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Garden Ridge Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Garden Ridge, Texas

Comparing Garden Ridge to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 9 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Senior Citizens 5 7
Well-Paid Single Women 5 7
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Short Commute Times 3 4
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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Garden Ridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 18 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas
County Comal
Metro Area San Antonio
Standard Zip Codes 78266
Phone Area Codes 830
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.634
Longitude -98.305

Garden Ridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 57 to 80 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 59 to 82 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 80 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 55 to 82 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 55 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
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Garden Ridge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,882 100%
Male 945 50.2%
Female 937 49.8%
Under 18 424 22.5%
18+ 1,458 77.5%
65+ 280 14.9%
Median Age 47.3
Average Family Size 2.85
White 1,766 93.8%
African-American 42 2.2%
Asian 21 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 27 1.4%
Mixed Race 22 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 142 7.5%

Estimated Garden Ridge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,538
Growth 656
Growth % 34.9%

Garden Ridge Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 20.9%
English 16%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.8%
US/American 12.9%
Irish 10.1%
Scotch-Irish 3.5%
Polish 3.3%
Italian 3.1%
Scottish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
European 1.5%
Norwegian 1.5%
French Canadian 1.1%
Czech 1%
Danish 1%
Celtic 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
British 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Eastern European 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Latvian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bracken (78266)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Garden Ridge 1,882 $92,269
Cibolo 3,035 $65,545
Converse 11,508 $49,396
Live Oak 9,156 $52,885
Schertz 18,694 $59,745
Selma 788 $62,344
Universal City 14,849 $59,109
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