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Overview

Introduction to Cibolo, Texas

Cibolo is located in western Guadalupe County near Cibolo Creek and is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan area. Cibolo translates to "buffalo" in the Spanish language. The Indians used to take advantage of the very steep slopes along the banks of Cibolo Creek and stampeded buffalo off the riverbanks in order to make them easier prey. The primary economic factors for the city are the nearby Randolph Air Force Base and the growth of the city of San Antonio. One of the primary landmarks in the city is an enormous historic oak tree which is included in the Historic Trees of Texas list.

History

During their excursions the Spaniard Conquistadors introduced cattle and horses to the area. The cattle population was soon thriving and wild cattle were seen roaming on the land. In 1867 Jacob Schlather was the first to purchase land in the region. The early settlers were primarily Germans. Settlers had difficulty arriving due to the steep banks of the area creeks. Bridges were constructed which led to a significant increase in the population.

The local store was purchased by Charles Fromme in 1882 and the town became known as Fromme's Store. In 1877 the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway reached the town. In 1890 it had a population of approximately 100 people. In 1904 the first school house was built. The census taken in 1940 recorded a population of 250, one post office, nine businesses and one bank. Significant growth occurred during the 1980's due to being conveniently located to San Antonio.

Activities

One of the major activities in the small town is golfing at the Northcliffe Golf & Country Club. The nearby Rio Cibolo Ranch is a Longhorn cattle ranch. The land was originally inhabited by Apache and Comanche. They offer a barge ride on the nearby river and host private events.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,256
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens7.2%
Employed Population 16+11,720
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married62.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.6%
Median Earnings25+$50,324
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$42,174
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,813

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,230
% Above Poverty Level94.9%
% Below Poverty Level5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone13.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,512
Median House Value$206,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47%
German14.9%
Irish7.5%
English6.4%
Italian2.9%
French Except Basque2.6%
Polish1.9%
Norwegian1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Swedish0.9%
Czech0.8%
Australian0.6%
West Indian0.6%
African0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Ghanaian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Russian0.2%
British0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Cibolo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Guadalupe County
Standard Zip Codes78108
Phone Area Codes830
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.57
Approximate Longitude-98.23

Cibolo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEW BRAUNFELS
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp36 to 62 F
Apr Temp53 to 80 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp55 to 82 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches
StationCANYON DAM
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp38 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches
StationSAN ANTONIO SEAWORLD
Distance29.5 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp57 to 80 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip27.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Converse21,169$68,587
Live Oak15,021$75,134
Marion927$50,625
Schertz37,597$87,309
Selma8,866$89,423

Cibolo Public Schools

Barbara Jordan Int
515 Thistle Creek Dr
ZIP: 78108
(210) 619-4250
Middle
Total Enrollment 648
Byron P Steele Ii H S
1300 Fm1103
ZIP: 78108
(210) 619-4000
High
Total Enrollment 2204
Dobie J H
395 W Borgfeld Rd
ZIP: 78108
(210) 619-4100
Middle
Total Enrollment 1122
Elaine S Schlather Int
230 Elaine S Schlather Pkwy
ZIP: 78108
(210) 619-4300
Middle
Total Enrollment 839
Watts El
100 Deer Meadow
ZIP: 78108
(210) 619-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 677
Wiederstein El
171 Borgfeld Rd
ZIP: 78108
(210) 619-4550
Primary
Total Enrollment 851
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