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Overview

Introduction to Hondo, Texas

Hondo, Texas is 39 miles W of San Antonio, Texas. Hondo is located in Medina county.

Hondo History

The region was initially settled in 1881. The community was named "Hondo," which in Spanish means "deep." It was incorporated on May 14, 1942, the same year that an army airfield was built on 3,675 acres in Hondo. The airfield provided training to navigators during World War II. Although the airbase was closed a few years later, a radar weather station was built in the region. "This is God's Country, Please Don't Drive Through It Like Hell" is a famous sign marking the entrance to Hondo. This sign, which was erected to slow down speeding vehicles, has been featured in news and print magazines including the National Geographic magazine.

Hondo and Nearby Attractions

  • San Antonio Museum of Art
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • Casa Navarro State Historic Site
  • Hill Country State Natural Area
  • Institute of Texan Cultures

Things To Do In Hondo

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a historical site near Hondo. The home of Jose Antonio Navarro, who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence, is preserved as the Casa Navarro State Historic Site. The Spanish Governor's Palace is a Spanish colonial house built around the mid-18th century. San Antonio Museum of Art features various Greek and Roman antiques, as well as Asian, American, and Latin American art. Hill Country State Natural Area offers opportunities for the enjoyment of activities like horseback riding, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, and fishing. Other attractions close to Hondo include the Cowboy Museum, Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio Zoo, and SeaWorld San Antonio.

Hondo Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.

Hondo Higher Education

Northwest Vista College, Our Lady of the Lake University, Palo Alto College, Saint Mary's University of San Antonio, and San Antonio College are some of the colleges near Hondo.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,071
Male Share of the Population58.9%
Female Share of the Population41.1%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+3,044
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married39.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.5%
Median Earnings25+$26,177
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,933
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,864

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,576
% Above Poverty Level80.9%
% Below Poverty Level19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone17.4%
Median Gross Rent$728
Median House Value$110,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)64.8%
German13.3%
Irish4.2%
Scottish2.4%
African2.1%
English2.1%
Czech1.5%
Italian1.4%
French Except Basque0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Belgian0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Polish0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Iranian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Hondo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Medina County
Standard Zip Codes78861
Phone Area Codes830
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.35
Approximate Longitude-99.15

Hondo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHONDO AP
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp38 to 62 F
Apr Temp56 to 81 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp59 to 82 F
Annual Precip26.1 inches
StationLYTLE 3 W
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp40 to 64 F
Apr Temp58 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip26.8 inches
StationCHARLOTTE 5 NNW
Distance37.1 miles
Jan Temp41 to 67 F
Apr Temp59 to 85 F
Jul Temp73 to 97 F
Oct Temp60 to 85 F
Annual Precip26.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Castroville2,910$67,159
Devine4,607$73,205
Lytle2,810$73,750
Natalia1,364$36,875
Sabinal1,986$40,833

Hondo Public Libraries

Hondo Public Library
2003 AVENUE K
Hondo, Texas
(830) 426-5333

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Hondo Public Schools

Hondo H S
2603 Ave H
ZIP: 78861
(830) 426-3341
High
Total Enrollment 605
Mcdowell Middle
1602 27th St S
ZIP: 78861
(830) 426-2261
Middle
Total Enrollment 495
Meyer El
2502 Ave Q
ZIP: 78861
(830) 426-3161
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
Newell E Woolls Int
2802 Ave Q
ZIP: 78861
(830) 426-7666
Primary
Total Enrollment 466

Hondo Private Schools

Hondo First Baptist Church School
2400 Ave P
ZIP: 78861
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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