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Overview

Introduction to Uvalde, Texas

Uvalde, Texas, in Uvalde county, is 79 miles W of San Antonio, Texas.

Uvalde History

This region was originally home to various Native American tribes of hunters and gatherers. Following the establishment of San Antonio in 1718, the region was frequented by Spanish soldiers, mineral prospectors, cattlemen, and buffalo hunters. Juan de Ugalde, governor of Coahuila, led his forces to a decisive victory against the Apaches on January 9, 1790. The area was thereafter referred to as "Ugalde." The first permanent settlers arrived in 1852, and changed the name to "Uvalde." Due to the presence of large oak trees in the community, it is nicknamed the "City of Trees."

Uvalde and Nearby Attractions

  • Garner Memorial Museum
  • Aviation Museum of Texas at Garner Field
  • Cook's Slough Sanctuary
  • Garner State Park
  • SeaWorld San Antonio

Things To Do In Uvalde

The city of Uvalde has a number of cultural attractions. The Aviation Museum of Texas at Garner Field is situated on a World War II primary training base and has displays of military aircrafts. The Briscoe Art & Antique Collection features an extensive collection of art and antiques, including masterpieces by Rembrandt and Gainsborough. Janey Slaughter- Briscoe Grand Opera House was originally constructed in 1891. This restored opera house now hosts concerts and theater productions. Opportunities to play golf are available at the 18-hole public course in Uvalde Golf Club. Cook's Slough Sanctuary, a natural habitat for birds, is a popular attraction in the area. The city also provides facilities for hunting of quail, turkey, javelin, dove, feral hog, and whitetail deer. In addition, residents of Uvalde celebrate the Palomino Festival every year.

Uvalde Transportation

San Antonio International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Uvalde Higher Education

The main campus of Southwest Texas Junior College is situated in Uvalde. Schreiner University, Northwest Vista College, and University of Texas at San Antonio are the other colleges near the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,353
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+6,485
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married40.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.7%
Median Earnings25+$25,740
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,379
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,345

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,471
% Above Poverty Level77.6%
% Below Poverty Level22.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25%
Median Gross Rent$628
Median House Value$67,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)77.4%
German3.8%
Irish2.7%
English2.1%
French Except Basque1.4%
Scottish1%
Greek0.4%
Polish0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Italian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Arab0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Uvalde Almanac

CategoryValue
County Uvalde County
Standard Zip Codes78801
P.O. Box Zip Codes78802
Phone Area Codes830
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.21
Approximate Longitude-99.78

Uvalde Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationUVALDE
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp37 to 64 F
Apr Temp57 to 83 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 83 F
Annual Precip23.4 inches
StationUVALDE 3 SW
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp37 to 64 F
Apr Temp56 to 82 F
Jul Temp71 to 97 F
Oct Temp57 to 84 F
Annual Precip22 inches
StationCAMP WOOD
Distance35.6 miles
Jan Temp33 to 62 F
Apr Temp53 to 80 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 81 F
Annual Precip27.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Sabinal1,986$40,833

Uvalde Public Libraries

El Progreso Memorial Library
301 W MAIN ST
Uvalde, Texas
(830) 278-2017

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Uvalde Hospitals

Uvalde Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1025 Garner Field Road

Uvalde Public Schools

Anthon El
224 W Benson Rd
ZIP: 78801
(830) 591-2988
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
Benson El
601 Dean St
ZIP: 78801
(830) 591-4954
Middle
Total Enrollment 329
Dalton El
600 N 4th St
ZIP: 78801
(830) 591-4933
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Excel Academy
2 Coyote Trl
ZIP: 78801
(830) 591-4973
Flores El
901 N Getty St
ZIP: 78801
(830) 591-2976
Flores Middle
901 N Getty St
ZIP: 78801
(830) 591-2976
Middle
Total Enrollment 616
Morales J H
615 Studer St
ZIP: 78801
(830) 591-2980
Other
Total Enrollment 375
Robb El
715 Old Carrizo Rd
ZIP: 78801
(830) 591-4947
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
Uvalde H S
1 Coyote Trl
ZIP: 78801
(830) 591-2950
High
Total Enrollment 1328

Uvalde Private Schools

Sacred Heart Parish School
401 W Leona St
ZIP: 78801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 82
St Philip's Episcopal School
343 N Getty St
ZIP: 78801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
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