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Overview

Introduction to Universal City, Texas

Universal City, Texas, in Bexar county, is 14 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas. The city is in the San Antonio metropolitan area.

Universal City History

In the early 1700s, a system of missions was established near the San Antonio River. A group of Canary Islanders settled near the area in 1731. Bexar County was officially organized on December 20, 1836, and ten years later, the county of Guadalupe was created. The community of Universal City is situated partly in Bexar County, and partly in Guadalupe County. Due to the city's proximity to the Randolph Air Force Base, it is referred to as the "Gateway to Randolph Air Force Base."

Universal City and Nearby Attractions

  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • O. Henry House
  • Casa Navarro State Historic Site
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • Guadalupe River State Park

Things To Do In Universal City

The San Antonio Museum of Art features collections of Asian art, Greek and Roman antiquities, American paintings, and Latin American and folk art. Universal City is also close to a number of other museums and historic sites including the Hertzberg Circus Collection and Museum, Texas Air Museum, Cowboy Museum, Casa Navarro State Historic Site, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and O. Henry House. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Olympia Hills Golf Course and Conference Center. The Guadalupe River State Park offers facilities for fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, camping, canoeing, and horseback riding. SeaWorld San Antonio, San Antonio Zoo, and San Pedro Park are some of the other popular places to visit near Universal City.

Universal City Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.

Universal City Higher Education

Colleges close to Universal City are Our Lady of the Lake University, Saint Philips College, Trinity University, and San Antonio College.

People

Total Population 19,466
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 9,512
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 48.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.6%
Median Earnings25+ $33,469
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,371
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,549

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,488
% Above Poverty Level 89.8%
% Below Poverty Level 10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.6%
Median Gross Rent $904
Median House Value $146,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.4%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 7.6%

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

Universal City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas
County Bexar
Metro Area San Antonio
Standard Zip Codes 78148, 78150
Phone Area Codes 210
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.547
Longitude -98.29

Universal City 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 10.6 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 16.6 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 22.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Randolph A F B (78148, 78150)

Universal Cty (78148, 78150)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cibolo 23,977 $94,214
Converse 20,450 $68,529

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

Universal City Public Libraries

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Universal City Public Library
100 NORTHVIEW DR
Universal City, Texas
(210) 659-7048

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