Introduction to Pearsall, Texas

Pearsall, Texas, in Frio county, is 51 miles SW of San Antonio, Texas.

Pearsall History

In earlier days, Pearsall was home to the Pachal, a band of Coahuittecans who were hunter-gatherers. A few archeological remains of their lifestyle can be seen even today. Pearsall was established in 1880 on the International Great - Northern Railroad. The first train arrived on July 4, 1881. The place was named in honor of a vice-president of the International Great Northern Railroad, Thomas W. Pearsall. It became an important retail center for a vast area of livestock production and agriculture.

Pearsall and Nearby Attractions

  • Old Frio County Jail Museum
  • Hill Country State Natural Area
  • Casa Navarro State Historic Site
  • San Pedro Park
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • San Antonio Zoo

Things To Do In Pearsall

Old Frio County Jail Museum in Pearsall exhibits artifacts of the early Indian settlers of Frio County. There are many other museums around Pearsall including Medina County Museum, Texas Air Mueum, and Fort Sam Houston Museum. San Antonio Children's Museum has amusing exbhibits such as a diner, a tooth booth, and a kid-powered elevator. Places of historical significance nearby are San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Alamo, Casa Navarro State Historic Site, and Spanish Governor's Palace. Pearsall is known as the "Hunters Paradise" and hunting grounds are available. The hunting game includes wild hogs, dove, quail, turkey, white tail deer, and javelina.

Pearsall Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.

Pearsall Higher Education

Palo Alto College, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio College, and Saint Philips College are some of the colleges located near Pearsall.


Total Population 9,651
Male Share of the Population 57.9%
Female Share of the Population 42.1%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,965
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 40.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $34,854
% Above Poverty Level 75.4%
% Below Poverty Level 24.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 19.7%
Median Gross Rent $598
Median House Value $70,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 85%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 1.8%

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

Pearsall Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 51 miles SW of San Antonio, Texas
County Frio
Standard Zip Codes 78061
Phone Area Codes 830
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.891
Longitude -99.094

Pearsall Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 65 F
Apr Temp 56 to 84 F
Jul Temp 70 to 98 F
Oct Temp 57 to 85 F
Annual Precip 25.7 inches
Station DILLEY
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 64 F
Apr Temp 59 to 84 F
Jul Temp 73 to 97 F
Oct Temp 61 to 83 F
Annual Precip 24.7 inches
Distance 21.1 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, Pearsall, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Frio Town (78061)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Charlotte 2,031 $38,063
Devine 4,529 $72,527
Dilley 4,090 $42,733

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

Pearsall Public Libraries

Pearsall Public Library
Pearsall, Texas
(830) 334-2496

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Pearsall Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
200 S IH 35
(830) 334-3617
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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