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Overview

Introduction to Universal City, Texas

Universal City, Texas, in Bexar county, is 14 miles NE of San Antonio, Texas. The city is in the San Antonio metropolitan area.

Universal City History

In the early 1700s, a system of missions was established near the San Antonio River. A group of Canary Islanders settled near the area in 1731. Bexar County was officially organized on December 20, 1836, and ten years later, the county of Guadalupe was created. The community of Universal City is situated partly in Bexar County, and partly in Guadalupe County. Due to the city's proximity to the Randolph Air Force Base, it is referred to as the "Gateway to Randolph Air Force Base."

Universal City and Nearby Attractions

  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • O. Henry House
  • Casa Navarro State Historic Site
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • Guadalupe River State Park

Things To Do In Universal City

The San Antonio Museum of Art features collections of Asian art, Greek and Roman antiquities, American paintings, and Latin American and folk art. Universal City is also close to a number of other museums and historic sites including the Hertzberg Circus Collection and Museum, Texas Air Museum, Cowboy Museum, Casa Navarro State Historic Site, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and O. Henry House. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Olympia Hills Golf Course and Conference Center. The Guadalupe River State Park offers facilities for fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, camping, canoeing, and horseback riding. SeaWorld San Antonio, San Antonio Zoo, and San Pedro Park are some of the other popular places to visit near Universal City.

Universal City Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Antonio International Airport.

Universal City Higher Education

Colleges close to Universal City are Our Lady of the Lake University, Saint Philips College, Trinity University, and San Antonio College.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,733
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+9,589
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married48.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28%
Median Earnings25+$34,741
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,118
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,358

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,110
% Above Poverty Level91.7%
% Below Poverty Level8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone27.9%
Median Gross Rent$878
Median House Value$149,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51%
German13.8%
Irish9.1%
English7.1%
Italian2.1%
Polish2%
Scottish1.4%
Dutch1%
Swedish0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Russian0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Haitian0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Arab0.6%
Czech0.5%
African0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Universal City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bexar County
Standard Zip Codes78148, 78150
Phone Area Codes210
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.55
Approximate Longitude-98.3

Universal City 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
Distance10.6 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
Distance16.6 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
Distance22.7 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
Live Oak15,021$75,134
Schertz37,597$87,309
Selma8,866$89,423

Universal City Public Libraries

Universal City Public Library
100 NORTHVIEW DR
Universal City, Texas
(210) 659-7048

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Universal City Public Schools

Coronado Village El
213 Amistad Blvd
ZIP: 78148
(210) 945-5110
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Kitty Hawk Middle
840 Old Cimmaron Trl
ZIP: 78148
(210) 945-1220
Middle
Total Enrollment 1298
Olympia El
8439 Athenian
ZIP: 78148
(210) 945-5113
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Radiance Academy Of Learning (daystar)
413 Kitty Hawk Rd
ZIP: 78148
(210) 659-1210
Primary
Total Enrollment 97
Ricardo Salinas El
10560 Old Cimmaron Trl
ZIP: 78148
(210) 659-5045
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Rose Garden El
506 N Blvd
ZIP: 78148
(210) 619-4352
Primary
Total Enrollment 476

Universal City Private Schools

First Baptist Academy Of Universal City
1401 Pat Booker Rd
ZIP: 78148
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 376
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