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Overview

Introduction to Schertz, Texas

Schertz, Texas, in Guadalupe county, is 16 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas. The city is considered part of the San Antonio metropolitan area.

Schertz History

Schertz was first settled in around 1843. Originally, the area was named Cibolo Pit after the Cibolo Creek. The early settlers primarily harvested wheat, corn, and oats. Cotton was planted in later years. The Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railroad first arrived in the town in 1876. The first post office of the area was established in 1882. At that time, the area was known as Cut Off. Schertz adopted its present name in 1899. The city of Schertz was incorporated in 1958.

Schertz and nearby Attractions

  • Natural Bridge Wildlife Park
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • Witte Museum
  • Schlitterbahn Water Park
  • San Antonio Children's Museum
  • Sea World San Antonio

Things To Do In Schertz

Schertz offers a number of recreational facilities. You can visit the Natural Bridge Wildlife Park, Schlitterbahn Water Park, and San Antonio Zoo during your leisure hours. The Guadalupe River State Park, Sebastopol House State Historic Site, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and San Antonio Children's Museum are worth visiting. The city also organizes various exciting special events and programs throughout the year including the 4th of July Jubilee and Parade and Schertz Fest.

Schertz Transportation

Flights can be availed from San Antonio International Airport.

Schertz Higher Education

University of the Incarnate Word and St Philips College are the nearby higher educational institutes.

People

Total Population 36,535
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 17,073
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 56.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32%
Median Earnings25+ $45,453
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,125

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,456
% Above Poverty Level 92.8%
% Below Poverty Level 7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,063
Median House Value $170,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.2%
US/American 0%
English 10.1%
Irish 10.6%

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

Schertz Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas
County Guadalupe
Metro Area San Antonio
Standard Zip Codes 78109, 78154
Phone Area Codes 830
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.551
Longitude -98.269

Schertz 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 SAN ANTONIO INTL AP
Distance 11.9 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
Station NEW BRAUNFELS
Distance 15.5 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
Station CANYON DAM
Distance 22.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cibolo 23,977 $94,214
Converse 20,450 $68,529
Garden Ridge 3,637 $131,625

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

Schertz Public Libraries

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Schertz Public Library
608 SCHERTZ PKWY
Schertz, Texas
(210) 658-6011
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Schertz High Schools

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SAMUEL CLEMENS H S
1001 ELBEL RD
210-945-6100
Serves 2,247 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

ALLISON STEELE ENHANCED LEARNING
1060 ELBEL RD
210-945-6169
A Non-traditional School
Serves 68 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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