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Overview

Introduction to Kirby, Texas

Kirby, Texas, in Bexar county, is 7 miles E of San Antonio, Texas. Kirby is part of the surrounding San Antonio metro area.

Kirby History

In the early 1900's, Kirby was founded by German immigrants as an agricultural community. The area mostly consisted of farmers in 1920, and German was the language commonly spoken. The city was named the Kirby yard that belonged to the Southern Pacific Railroad which passed through the town. In the 1950's, many people who worked in the Randolph AFB settled in Kirby which changed the population from largely agricultural to military. The city was incorporated in 1955. Many farm failures were caused by a two-year long drought which began in 1957. Farmers sold their agricultural land to the city which led to the development of roads and homes which enabled the city to grow to what it is today.

Kirby and Nearby Attractions

  • Hertzberg Circus Collection and Museum
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • San Pedro Park
  • Spanish Governor's Palace
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • Hill Country State Natural Area

Things To Do In Kirby

There are several parks near Kirby including Guadalupe River State Park, San Pedro Park, and Hill Country State Natural Area. Guadalupe River State Park has an equestrian trail, camping grounds, hiking trains, and it also provides opportunities for canoeing, swimming, tubing, and fishing. Texas Air Museum, which is located some distance from Graham, has exhibits that tell the story of avaition, its early days, and modern advancements. Other museums nearby are San Antonio Museum of Art, Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, Buckhorn Hall of Horns, and the Institute of Texan Cultures. Casa Navarro State Historic Site, which is the home of political leader and signatory of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Jose Antonio Navarro, is a popualr place of historical significance.

Kirby Transportation

San Antonio International Airport is a major airport close to Graham.

Kirby Higher Education

Colleges near Kirby include San Antonio College, Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College, and Trinity University.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,441
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+3,716
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married43.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.1%
Median Earnings25+$28,086
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,852
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,247

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,248
% Above Poverty Level82.9%
% Below Poverty Level17.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation5.3%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$893
Median House Value$82,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68.8%
German9.5%
Irish5.6%
English4.7%
French Except Basque2%
Polish1.8%
Italian0.9%
Scottish0.7%
Czech0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Danishn0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Greek0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Kirby Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bexar County
Standard Zip Codes78219
Phone Area Codes210
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.45
Approximate Longitude-98.39

Kirby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSAN ANTONIO INTL AP
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp39 to 62 F
Apr Temp57 to 80 F
Jul Temp74 to 95 F
Oct Temp59 to 82 F
Annual Precip32.9 inches
StationSAN ANTONIO SEAWORLD
Distance19 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
StationFLORESVILLE
Distance26.3 miles
Jan Temp38 to 63 F
Apr Temp57 to 81 F
Jul Temp74 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 83 F
Annual Precip27.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alamo Heights7,814$154,265
China Grove1,187$100,000
Converse21,169$68,587
Olmos Park1,964$236,750
Terrell Hills5,190$211,477
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