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Overview

Introduction to Pearsall, Texas

Pearsall, Texas, in Frio county, is 51 miles SW of San Antonio, Texas.

Pearsall History

In earlier days, Pearsall was home to the Pachal, a band of Coahuittecans who were hunter-gatherers. A few archeological remains of their lifestyle can be seen even today. Pearsall was established in 1880 on the International Great - Northern Railroad. The first train arrived on July 4, 1881. The place was named in honor of a vice-president of the International Great Northern Railroad, Thomas W. Pearsall. It became an important retail center for a vast area of livestock production and agriculture.

Pearsall and Nearby Attractions

  • Old Frio County Jail Museum
  • Hill Country State Natural Area
  • Casa Navarro State Historic Site
  • San Pedro Park
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • San Antonio Zoo

Things To Do In Pearsall

Old Frio County Jail Museum in Pearsall exhibits artifacts of the early Indian settlers of Frio County. There are many other museums around Pearsall including Medina County Museum, Texas Air Mueum, and Fort Sam Houston Museum. San Antonio Children's Museum has amusing exbhibits such as a diner, a tooth booth, and a kid-powered elevator. Places of historical significance nearby are San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Alamo, Casa Navarro State Historic Site, and Spanish Governor's Palace. Pearsall is known as the "Hunters Paradise" and hunting grounds are available. The hunting game includes wild hogs, dove, quail, turkey, white tail deer, and javelina.

Pearsall Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.

Pearsall Higher Education

Palo Alto College, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio College, and Saint Philips College are some of the colleges located near Pearsall.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,847
Male Share of the Population57.8%
Female Share of the Population42.2%
Senior Citizens11%
Employed Population 16+3,500
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married38%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.1%
Median Earnings25+$25,771
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,212

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,477
% Above Poverty Level77.4%
% Below Poverty Level22.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone24.3%
Median Gross Rent$626
Median House Value$73,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)84.9%
English3.2%
Irish1.8%
German1.7%
Dutch0.8%
Portuguese0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Scottish0.3%
African0.3%
Somali0.2%
Czech0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
Polish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Pearsall Almanac

CategoryValue
County Frio County
Standard Zip Codes78061
Phone Area Codes830
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude28.88
Approximate Longitude-99.09

Pearsall Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPEARSALL
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp38 to 65 F
Apr Temp56 to 84 F
Jul Temp70 to 98 F
Oct Temp57 to 85 F
Annual Precip25.7 inches
StationDILLEY
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp40 to 64 F
Apr Temp59 to 84 F
Jul Temp73 to 97 F
Oct Temp61 to 83 F
Annual Precip24.7 inches
StationCHARLOTTE 5 NNW
Distance21.1 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
Charlotte1,904$36,458
Devine4,607$73,205
Dilley4,168$42,863
Natalia1,364$36,875

Pearsall Public Libraries

Pearsall Public Library
200 E TRINITY ST
Pearsall, Texas
(830) 334-2496

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Pearsall Hospitals

Frio Regional Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
200 Ih 35 South

Pearsall Public Schools

Pearsall H S
1990 Maverick Dr
ZIP: 78061
(830) 334-8011
High
Total Enrollment 661
Pearsall Int
523 E Florida St
ZIP: 78061
(830) 334-3316
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Pearsall J H
607 E Alabama St
ZIP: 78061
(830) 334-8021
Middle
Total Enrollment 516
Ted Flores El
321 W Pena
ZIP: 78061
(830) 334-4108
Primary
Total Enrollment 676
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