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Overview

Introduction to Boerne, Texas

Boerne, Texas, in Kendall county, is 29 miles NW of San Antonio, Texas. The city is in the San Antonio metropolitan area.

Boerne History

The first settlers, who were a group of Germans from Bettina, pitched their tents on the banks of Cibolo Creek at a site a mile west of present day Boerne. The town was plotted in 1852 by Gustav Theissen and John James, who named Boerne after the German publicist and author Ludwig Boerne. The first post office was established in 1856, and Boerne was designated as county seat in 1862. It came to be regarded as a health resort. The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway came to the town in 1887, and Boerne was incorporated in 1909. The building of San Antonio Medical Center and the University of Texas near the town led to rapid growth of its population. Boerne continues to celebrate its Germanic antecedents.

Boerne and Nearby Attractions

  • Alamo
  • Cascade Caverns
  • Institute of Texan Cultures
  • Hertzberg Circus Collection and Museum
  • Guadalupe River State Park

Things To Do In Boerne

The Cascade Caverns features a hundred foot waterfall. The Texas Air Museum houses aircrafts, weapons, vehicles, and other historical artifacts including a Focke-Wulf 190 and Katherine Stinson's Bleriot. The house of Jose Antonio Navarro, one of the signatories of the Texas Declaration of Independence, can be seen at the Casa Navarro State Historic Site which is accessible from Boerne. A tooth booth, a kid powered elevator, and a giant bubble are displayed at the San Antonio Children's Museum. Backpacking, horseback riding, and camping opportunities are all available at the Guadalupe River State Park and the Hill Country State Natural Area.

Boerne Transportation

The nearest airport is San Antonio International.

Boerne Higher Education

University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas Health Science - San Antonio, and Trinity University are situated close to Boerne.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,066
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+5,327
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married52.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.2%
Median Earnings25+$38,088
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,907

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,391
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,094
Median House Value$225,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.6%
German21.1%
English16%
Irish8.7%
French Except Basque3.8%
Scottish3.4%
Italian2.5%
Swiss1.9%
Swedish1.7%
Norwegian1%
Dutch0.8%
Welsh0.5%
Polish0.4%
Czech0.4%
Russian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Greek0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Boerne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kendall County, Bexar County
Standard Zip Codes78006, 78015
Phone Area Codes830
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.8
Approximate Longitude-98.73

Boerne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBOERNE
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp34 to 60 F
Apr Temp52 to 78 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip37.3 inches
StationBLANCO
Distance28.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 59 F
Apr Temp52 to 78 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationFREDERICKSBURG
Distance32.3 miles
Jan Temp36 to 61 F
Apr Temp54 to 79 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip31.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bulverde4,859$105,673
Fair Oaks Ranch8,582$130,843
Grey Forest529$81,736
Helotes8,329$120,568
Hollywood Park3,257$107,708
Shavano Park3,442$190,671

Boerne Public Libraries

Patrick Heath Public Library
451 N MAIN ST BLDG 100
Boerne, Texas
(830) 249-3053

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Boerne Public Schools

Boerne - Samuel V Champion H S
201 Charger Blvd
ZIP: 78006
(830) 357-2600
High
Total Enrollment 1452
Boerne Alter Sch
210 N Live Oak
ZIP: 78006
(830) 357-2935
Other
Boerne H S
1 Greyhound Ln
ZIP: 78006
(830) 357-2200
High
Total Enrollment 1024
Boerne Middle North
240 W Johns Rd
ZIP: 78006
(830) 357-3100
Middle
Total Enrollment 511
Boerne Middle South
10 Cascade Caverns Rd
ZIP: 78006
(830) 357-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 700
Cibolo Creek El
300 Herff Ranch Blvd
ZIP: 78006
(830) 357-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 766
Curington El
601 Adler Rd
ZIP: 78006
(830) 357-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 778
Fabra El
238 Lohmann St
ZIP: 78006
(830) 357-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Kendall El
141 Old San Antonio Rd
ZIP: 78006
(830) 357-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 669
Meadowland Charter School
121 Old San Antonio Rd
ZIP: 78006
(830) 331-4094
Other
Total Enrollment 101
Meadowlands
121 Old San Antonio Rd
ZIP: 78006
(830) 816-2425
New El
123 W Johns Rd
ZIP: 78006
(830) 357-2000

Boerne Private Schools

Hill Country Montessori School
50 Stone Wall Dr
ZIP: 78006
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
Geneva School Of Boerne
113 Cascade Caverns Rd
ZIP: 78015
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 525
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