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Overview

Introduction to Live Oak, Texas

Live Oak, Texas, in Bexar county, is 13 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas. The city is considered part of the San Antonio metropolitan area.

Live Oak History

The city of Live Oak, which was incorporated in 1960, is located in Bexar County which was once a part of the Spanish Province of Texas. The county was formed on December 20th, 1836 and is named after San Antonio de Béxar, one of the original municipalities of Texas. The municipality was established when a group of Canary Islanders began living there in 1731.

Live Oak and Nearby Attractions

  • Cowboy Museum
  • Spanish Governor's Palace
  • Alamo Plaza
  • Guadalupe River State Park
  • Institute of Texan Cultures

Things To Do In Live Oak

The Institute of Texan Cultures showcases historical, cultural, scientific, and technological exhibits pertaining to the Texas region. The house of Antonio Navarro, a signatory of the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836, is located near the city. The Alamo Plaza, where a small band of Texans held fort against the centralist army of General Antonio, is close to Live Oak. A colonial town house built by the Spanish in the 1740s for the presidio's commanding officer, is also easily accessible from the city. Activities like tubing, fishing, swimming, hiking, camping, and canoeing can be enjoyed at Guadalupe River State Park.

Live Oak Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.

Live Oak Higher Education

Trinity University, University of the Incarnate Word, and San Antonio College are situated near Live Oak.

People

Total Population 14,649
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 7,474
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 48.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,300
% Above Poverty Level 87.7%
% Below Poverty Level 12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.5%
Median Gross Rent $956
Median House Value $123,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.9%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 9.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Live Oak Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 13 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas
County Bexar
Metro Area San Antonio
Standard Zip Codes 78148, 78154, 78233
Phone Area Codes 830
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.565
Longitude -98.336

Live Oak Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station SAN ANTONIO INTL AP
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 57 to 80 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 59 to 82 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Station NEW BRAUNFELS
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 80 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 55 to 82 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station CANYON DAM
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 55 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Live Oak, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Randolph A F B (78148)

Universal Cty (78148)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Converse 20,450 $68,529
Garden Ridge 3,637 $131,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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