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Overview

Introduction to Cuero, Texas

Cuero, Texas, in De Witt county, is 26 miles NW of Victoria, Texas (center to center) and 76 miles E of San Antonio, Texas.

Cuero History

This region was named after Cuero Creek or the Arroyo del Cuero (Creek of the Rawhide) as it is called by the Spanish. It earned this name because when wild cattle became stuck in the mud on the creek bed, the local Indians would kill them. In the late 19th century, Cuero was chosen as a midway stopping point on the Indianola to the San Antonio railroad built by the Gulf, Western Texas and Pacific Railway. People began to settle a few months before the railway line was completed. A city government was formed in 1873 and the town was incorporated in 1875. Cuero was noted as one of the largest cattle and dairy shippers in the state and its huge turkey industry earned it the title "turkey capital of the world."

Cuero and Nearby Attractions

  • Yoakum Heritage Museum
  • Sebastopol House State Historic Site
  • Goliad State Park
  • Texas Zoo
  • Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens

Things To Do In Cuero

Cuero has a few historic sites nearby like the Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site. Monument Hill includes a tomb built by two groups of Texans during the Mexican war, while the Kreische Brewery is one of the earliest commercial breweries in Texas. Fannin Battleground State Historic Site is another war site where the battle of Coleto was fought in the early 19th century. The Sebastopol House State Historic Site is a Greek style house made from lime-crete. Among other places of interest are the Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens, and San Antonio Zoo. The Palmetto State Park and Goliad State Park offer camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, tubing, boating, and picnicking areas.

Cuero Transportation

Air transportation is available from Victoria Regional Airport.

Cuero Higher Education

Texas Lutheran University, Texas State University, University of Houston - Victoria and Victoria College are some nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,429
Male Share of the Population56.2%
Female Share of the Population43.8%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+2,801
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married43.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13%
Median Earnings25+$30,010
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,303
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,112

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,563
% Above Poverty Level80.3%
% Below Poverty Level19.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.8%
Median Gross Rent$811
Median House Value$83,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)70.1%
Irish10.7%
English3.7%
Czech2.5%
Italian1.1%
Polish0.8%
Scottish0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Nigerian0.2%
African0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Greek0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
German0.2%
Swiss0.1%
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Cuero Almanac

CategoryValue
County DeWitt County
Standard Zip Codes77954
Phone Area Codes361
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.09
Approximate Longitude-97.28

Cuero Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCUERO
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp41 to 66 F
Apr Temp57 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp58 to 85 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationYOAKUM
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp40 to 62 F
Apr Temp57 to 80 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 83 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationNIXON
Distance30.4 miles
Jan Temp39 to 62 F
Apr Temp57 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 82 F
Annual Precip34.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Nordheim283$43,750
Shiner2,219$57,461
Smiley625$55,313

Cuero Public Libraries

Cuero Public Library
207 E MAIN ST
Cuero, Texas
(361) 275-2864

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Cuero Hospitals

Cuero Community Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
2550 North Esplanade Street

Cuero Public Schools

Cuero H S
920 E Broadway
ZIP: 77954
(361) 275-1900
High
Total Enrollment 650
Cuero Int
502 Park Hts Dr
ZIP: 77954
(361) 275-1900
Middle
Total Enrollment 422
Cuero J H
608 Junior High Dr
ZIP: 77954
(361) 275-1900
Middle
Total Enrollment 359
Dewitt-lavaca Special Ed Co-op
960 E Broadway
ZIP: 77954
(361) 275-6766
Other
Total Enrollment 14
French El
505 N Henry
ZIP: 77954
(361) 275-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 279
G O A L S Program
303 Daule St
ZIP: 77954
(361) 275-9636
Other
G O A L S Program
107 Daule St
ZIP: 77954
(361) 275-4903
G O A L S Program
301 Daule St
ZIP: 77954
(361) 293-3221
G O A L S Program
301 Daule St
ZIP: 77954
(361) 596-4609
G O A L S Program
301 Daule St
ZIP: 77954
(361) 798-4118
G O A L S Program
301 Daule St
ZIP: 77954
(361) 798-4448
G O A L S Program
301 Daule St
ZIP: 77954
(830) 236-5519
G O A L S Program
505 N Esplanade
ZIP: 77954
(361) 275-6766
Goals
301 Daule St
ZIP: 77954
(361) 938-5211
Goals Program
405 Park Hts Dr
ZIP: 77954
(361) 564-2252
Hunt El
805 N Hunt
ZIP: 77954
(361) 275-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 464

Cuero Private Schools

St Michaels Catholic School
208 N Mcleod St
ZIP: 77954
Elementary
Total Enrollment 48
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