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Overview

Introduction to Schertz, Texas

Schertz, Texas, in Guadalupe county, is 16 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas. The city is considered part of the San Antonio metropolitan area.

Schertz History

Schertz was first settled in around 1843. Originally, the area was named Cibolo Pit after the Cibolo Creek. The early settlers primarily harvested wheat, corn, and oats. Cotton was planted in later years. The Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railroad first arrived in the town in 1876. The first post office of the area was established in 1882. At that time, the area was known as Cut Off. Schertz adopted its present name in 1899. The city of Schertz was incorporated in 1958.

Schertz and nearby Attractions

  • Natural Bridge Wildlife Park
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • Witte Museum
  • Schlitterbahn Water Park
  • San Antonio Children's Museum
  • Sea World San Antonio

Things To Do In Schertz

Schertz offers a number of recreational facilities. You can visit the Natural Bridge Wildlife Park, Schlitterbahn Water Park, and San Antonio Zoo during your leisure hours. The Guadalupe River State Park, Sebastopol House State Historic Site, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and San Antonio Children's Museum are worth visiting. The city also organizes various exciting special events and programs throughout the year including the 4th of July Jubilee and Parade and Schertz Fest.

Schertz Transportation

Flights can be availed from San Antonio International Airport.

Schertz Higher Education

University of the Incarnate Word and St Philips College are the nearby higher educational institutes.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,597
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+17,781
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married55.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.3%
Median Earnings25+$46,140
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,291
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,936

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,309
% Above Poverty Level92.6%
% Below Poverty Level7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone18.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,128
Median House Value$179,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47%
German15.2%
Irish10.7%
English8.8%
French Except Basque3.7%
Italian3.7%
Polish2.4%
Scottish1.8%
Dutch1.6%
Norwegian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Greek0.4%
Czech0.3%
Russian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
African0.2%
Arab0.2%
Finnish0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Schertz Almanac

CategoryValue
County Guadalupe County
Standard Zip Codes78154
Phone Area Codes
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude29.55
Approximate Longitude-98.26

Schertz 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
Distance11.9 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
StationNEW BRAUNFELS
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp36 to 62 F
Apr Temp53 to 80 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp55 to 82 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches
StationCANYON DAM
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp38 to 60 F
Apr Temp55 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cibolo25,256$95,230
Converse21,169$68,587
Garden Ridge3,730$125,982

Schertz Public Libraries

Schertz Public Library
798 SCHERTZ PKWY
Schertz, Texas
(210) 619-1700

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Schertz Public Schools

John A Sippel El
420 Fairlawn
ZIP: 78154
(210) 619-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 1019
Green Valley El
1694 Green Vly Rd
ZIP: 78154
(210) 619-4450
Primary
Total Enrollment 784
Norma J Paschal El
590 Savannah
ZIP: 78154
(210) 619-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 757
Washington Tyrannus School Of The Arts
8453 E Fm 1518 N
ZIP: 78154
(210) 659-0329
Other
Total Enrollment 93
Allison Steele Enhanced Learning Center
204 Wright Ave
ZIP: 78154
(210) 945-6401
High
Total Enrollment 89
Samuel Clemens H S
1001 Elbel Rd
ZIP: 78154
(210) 945-6501
High
Total Enrollment 2450
Laura Ingalls Wilder Int
806 Savannah Dr
ZIP: 78154
(210) 619-4200
Middle
Total Enrollment 724
Schertz El
701 Curtiss Ave
ZIP: 78154
(210) 619-4650
Primary
Total Enrollment 909
New El
1060 Elbel Rd
ZIP: 78154
(210) 945-6200
Primary
Ray D Corbett J H
12000 Ray Corbett Dr
ZIP: 78154
(210) 619-4150
Middle
Total Enrollment 1089
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