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.



Total Population16,220
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population31


% of people married42.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.3%
Median Earnings25+$26,573
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,757
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,686


Median Family Income$45,074
% Above Poverty Level79.1%
% Below Poverty Level20.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%


People Living Alone24.6%
Median Gross Rent$625
Median House Value$71,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)75.5%
French Except Basque0.7%
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Uvalde Almanac

Nearest Large City79 miles W of San Antonio, Texas
County Uvalde County
Standard Zip Codes78801
P.O. Box Zip Codes78802
Phone Area Codes830
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Uvalde Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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

Uvalde Public Libraries

El Progreso Memorial Library
301 W MAIN ST UVALDE, TX 78801 (29.207964, -99.791111)
Uvalde, Texas
(830) 278-2017

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Uvalde Hospitals

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

Cluster V Sp Ed
308 North Piper Ln
(830) 278-6695
Excel Academy
2 Coyote Trl
(830) 591-4973
Total Enrollment 98
Flores El
901 North Getty St
(830) 591-2976
Total Enrollment 698
Anthon El
224 West Benson Rd
(830) 591-2988
Total Enrollment 527
Dalton El
600 North 4th St
(830) 591-4933
Total Enrollment 701
Robb El
715 Old Carrizo Rd
(830) 591-4947
Total Enrollment 421
Uvalde H S
1 Coyote Trl
(830) 591-2950
Total Enrollment 1188
Uvalde J H
615 Studer St
(830) 591-2980
Total Enrollment 761
Benson El
601 Dean St
(830) 591-4954
Total Enrollment 342
Gabriel Tafolla Academy
400 North Getty
(830) 278-1297
Total Enrollment 125

Uvalde Private Schools

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

Uvalde Colleges

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