Introduction to Pleasanton, Texas

Pleasanton, Texas, in Atascosa county, is 31 miles S of San Antonio, Texas.

Pleasanton History

Situated at the juncture of the Atascosa River and Bonita Creek, Pleasanton was founded in 1858 and named the county seat of Atascosa County. It was established because the former county seat at Amphion moved due to conflicts with the Indians. The region was named Pleasanton after John Pleasant, an early settler. Also known as the "Birthplace of the Cowboy," Pleasanton had a growing population of cowboys around the 19th century primarily to ward off attacks from the Indians.

Pleasanton and Nearby Attractions

  • Alamo
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • Cowboy Museum
  • Spanish Governor's Palace
  • Guadalupe River State Park

Things To Do In Pleasanton

The Alamo is a prominent historic site where a small group of Texans resisted the army of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna for more than 13 days. Pleasanton has several other historic sites such as Casa Navarro State Historic Site, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and the Spanish Governor's Palace which was built around the mid 18th century. Historical artifacts reflecting the life and art of the region are displayed at Witte Museum, San Antonio Museum of Art and Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum. The latter displays art from 19th and 20th century featuring artists like Picasso, Gauguin, Rodin Matisse, O'Keeffe and Hopper. Nearby parks include San Pedro Park, Palmetto State Park, Guadalupe River State Park and Hill Country State Natural Area which provide opportunities for canoeing, swimming, tubing, horseback riding, camping, mountain biking, backpacking, fishing and picnicking.

Pleasanton Transportation

San Antonio International Airport provides air transportation.

Pleasanton Higher Education

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


Total Population 9,473
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,883
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 50.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $60,075
% Above Poverty Level 79.4%
% Below Poverty Level 20.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 27.1%
Median Gross Rent $863
Median House Value $119,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.7%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 8%

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

Pleasanton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 31 miles S of San Antonio, Texas
County Atascosa
Standard Zip Codes 78064
Phone Area Codes 830
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.966
Longitude -98.478

Pleasanton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station POTEET
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 64 F
Apr Temp 57 to 82 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 59 to 84 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Distance 16.6 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
Station LYTLE 3 W
Distance 29.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Charlotte 2,031 $38,063
Christine 392 $44,167
Elmendorf 1,234 $54,706
Jourdanton 4,120 $60,842

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

Pleasanton Public Libraries

Pleasanton Public Library
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(830) 569-3622
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Pleasanton High Schools

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Serves 950 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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Serves 34 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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