Uvalde, Texas

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Uvalde, Texas
—  City  —
Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House in Uvalde, restored by the late Governor and Mrs. Dolph Briscoe
Location of Uvalde, Texas
Coordinates: 29°12′52″N 99°47′23″W / 29.21444°N 99.78972°W / 29.21444; -99.78972Coordinates: 29°12′52″N 99°47′23″W / 29.21444°N 99.78972°W / 29.21444; -99.78972
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyUvalde
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor Cody L. Smith
Patrick Williams
Jesse Rodriguez
Rogelio M. Munoz
Todd Dorris
J Allen Carnes
 • City ManagerJennifer E. Garver
Area
 • Total7.6 sq mi (19.8 km2)
 • Land7.6 sq mi (19.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation909 ft (277 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total15,751
 • Density2,100/sq mi (800/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes78801-78802
Area code(s)830
FIPS code48-74588[1]
GNIS feature ID1370541[2]
WebsiteUvaldeTX.com
 
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Uvalde, Texas
—  City  —
Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House in Uvalde, restored by the late Governor and Mrs. Dolph Briscoe
Location of Uvalde, Texas
Coordinates: 29°12′52″N 99°47′23″W / 29.21444°N 99.78972°W / 29.21444; -99.78972Coordinates: 29°12′52″N 99°47′23″W / 29.21444°N 99.78972°W / 29.21444; -99.78972
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyUvalde
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor Cody L. Smith
Patrick Williams
Jesse Rodriguez
Rogelio M. Munoz
Todd Dorris
J Allen Carnes
 • City ManagerJennifer E. Garver
Area
 • Total7.6 sq mi (19.8 km2)
 • Land7.6 sq mi (19.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation909 ft (277 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total15,751
 • Density2,100/sq mi (800/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes78801-78802
Area code(s)830
FIPS code48-74588[1]
GNIS feature ID1370541[2]
WebsiteUvaldeTX.com
Uvalde City Hall

Uvalde is a city in and the county seat of Uvalde County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 15,751 at the 2010 census.[4]

Uvalde was founded by Reading Wood Black in 1853 as the town of Encina. In 1856, when the county was organized, the town was renamed Uvalde after Spanish governor Juan de Ugalde and was chosen as county seat. It is usually considered the southern limit of the Texas Hill Country or the most northerly part of South Texas. The town has the only known bottler of cactus juice.

Uvalde was the home of John Nance "Cactus Jack" Garner, former Speaker of the House and Vice President of the United States. Rapper Ernesto "Texaz Made Soulja" Vasquez, Actor Matthew McConaughey, actress Dale Evans, former Governor of Texas Dolph Briscoe (after whom the post office is named), were born in Uvalde. The city is also home to the Grammy Award-winning Tejano/Norteño group Los Palominos.

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Geography

Uvalde is located at 29°12′52″N 99°47′23″W / 29.21444°N 99.78972°W / 29.21444; -99.78972 (29.214313, -99.789644)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.8 km2), all of it land.[6]

Uvalde is known[by whom?] as one of the best locations for soaring in the United States. It is the site of the 1991 and 2012 World Gliding Championships.

Demographics

At the 2010 census[1], the population was 15,751 people

At the 2000 census, there were 14,929 people, 4,796 households and 3,716 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,220.2 per square mile (857.8/km²). There were 5,313 housing units at an average density of 790.1 per square mile (305.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.27% White, 0.47% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 22.12% from other races, and 2.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 75.48% of the population.

There were 4,796 households of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.50.

32.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.

The median household income was $25,259 and the median family income was $27,897. Males had a median income of $25,600 compared with $15,674 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,735. About 24.2% of families and 29.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.1% of those under age 18 and 23.8% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Continental AG has a tire proving ground south of Uvalde.[7]

Education

The city is served by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District which serves Uvalde, Real and Zavala counties. The school district has ten schools.

Southwest Texas Junior College has a campus near Uvalde, next to Garner Field.

Cultural attractions

John Nance Garner Museum in Uvalde

Also located in Uvalde:[9]


Religion


Transportation

A glimpse of downtown Uvalde near the intersection of U.S. Routes 83 and 90

The City of Uvalde owns Garner Field, a general aviation airport east of Uvalde.[10]

Notable people

Media

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Uvalde city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Uvalde city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Uvalde, Texas/USA". Continental AG. http://www.conti-online.com/generator/www/com/en/continental/portal/general/business_services/proving_grounds_uvalde_usa_en.html. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  8. ^ "John Nance Garner Museum". Museums & Institutes. The Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin. http://www.cah.utexas.edu/museums/garner_intro.php. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  9. ^ "Intown Attractions". Uvalde Convention & Visitors Bureau. http://www.visituvalde.com/attractions-intown.html#garner-museum. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  10. ^ http://www.airnav.com/airport/KUVA

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