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Overview

Introduction to Hondo, Texas

Hondo, Texas is 39 miles W of San Antonio, Texas. Located in Medina county, the population of the city is 7,897.

Hondo History

The region was initially settled in 1881. The community was named "Hondo", which in Spanish means "deep". It was incorporated on May 14, 1942, the same year that an army airfield was built on 3,675 acres in Hondo. The airfield provided training to navigators during World War II. Although the airbase was closed a few years later, a radar weather station was built in the region. "This is God's Country, Please Don't Drive Through It Like Hell" is a famous sign marking the entrance to Hondo. This sign, which was erected to slow down speeding vehicles, has been featured in news and print magazines including the National Geographic magazine.

Hondo and Nearby Attractions

  • San Antonio Museum of Art
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • Casa Navarro State Historic Site
  • Hill Country State Natural Area
  • Institute of Texan Cultures

Things To Do In Hondo

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a historical site near Hondo. The home of Jose Antonio Navarro, who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence, is preserved as the Casa Navarro State Historic Site. The Spanish Governor's Palace is a Spanish colonial house built around the mid-18th century. San Antonio Museum of Art features various Greek and Roman antiques, as well as Asian, American, and Latin American art. Hill Country State Natural Area offers opportunities for the enjoyment of activities like horseback riding, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, and fishing. Other attractions close to Hondo include the Cowboy Museum, Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio Zoo, and SeaWorld San Antonio.

Hondo Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.

Hondo Higher Education

Northwest Vista College, Our Lady of the Lake University, Palo Alto College, Saint Mary's University of San Antonio, and San Antonio College are some of the colleges near Hondo.

People

Total Population 8,929
Male Share of the Population 61.6%
Female Share of the Population 38.4%
Senior Citizens 10.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,779
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 34.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.9%
Median Earnings25+ $25,891
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,617

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,847
% Above Poverty Level 69.3%
% Below Poverty Level 30.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $669
Median House Value $99,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 66.9%
US/American 0%
English 1.9%
Irish 2.7%

Hondo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 39 miles W of San Antonio, Texas
County Medina
Standard Zip Codes 78861
Phone Area Codes 830
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.347
Longitude -99.141

Hondo 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 HONDO AP
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 62 F
Apr Temp 56 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 59 to 82 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
Station LYTLE 3 W
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 64 F
Apr Temp 58 to 81 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 26.8 inches
Station CHARLOTTE 5 NNW
Distance 37.1 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 67 F
Apr Temp 59 to 85 F
Jul Temp 73 to 97 F
Oct Temp 60 to 85 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dunlay (78861)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Castroville 2,838 $59,878
Devine 4,471 $55,446

Hondo Public Libraries

Library
Hondo Public Library
1011 19TH ST
Hondo, Texas
(830) 426-5333

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2603 AVE H
830-426-3341
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Serves 636 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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830-426-7613
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Serves 47 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.3

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