Bexar County, Texas
Bexar County is a county of the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,714,773, a 2017 estimate put the population at 1,958,578, it is the fourth-most populated in Texas. Its county seat is San Antonio, the second-most populous city in Texas and the seventh-largest city in the United States. Bexar County is included in TX metropolitan statistical area. Bexar County includes Government Canyon State Natural Area in the northwestern part of the county. Bexar County was created on December 20, 1836, encompassed the entire western portion of the Republic of Texas; this included the disputed areas of western New Mexico northward to Wyoming. After statehood, 128 counties were carved out of its area; the county was named for San Antonio de Béxar, one of the 23 Mexican municipalities of Texas at the time of its independence. San Antonio de Béxar—originally Villa de San Fernando de Béxar—was the first civil government established by the Spanish in the province of Texas; the municipality was created in 1731 when 55 Canary Islanders settled near the system of missions, established around the source of the San Antonio River.
The new settlement was named after the Presidio San Antonio de Béjar, the Spanish military outpost that protected the missions. The presidio, located at the San Pedro Springs, was founded in 1718 and named for Viceroy Balthasar Manuel de Zúñiga y Guzmán Sotomayor y Sarmiento, second son of the Duke of Béjar; the modern city of San Antonio in the U. S. state of Texas derived its name from San Antonio de Béjar. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,256 square miles, of which 1,240 sq mi is land and 16 sq mi is water. Bexar County is in south-central Texas, about 190 miles west of Houston and 140 mi from both the US-Mexican border to the southwest and the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast; the Balcones Escarpment bisects the county from west to northeast. South of the escarpment are the South Texas plains; the San Antonio River rises from springs north of Downtown San Antonio, flows southward and southeastward through the county. Bexar County has a comprehensive "wagon wheel" freeway system, with radial freeways and beltways that encircle Downtown San Antonio, allowing for simplified countywide freeway access, in a manner much like the freeways around Houston or Dallas.
San Antonio is unique, however, in that unlike Houston or Dallas, none of these highways is tolled. Kendall County Comal County Guadalupe County Wilson County Atascosa County Medina County Bandera County San Antonio Missions National Historical Park As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,714,773 people residing in the county. Of those, 72.9% were White, 7.5% Black or African American, 2.4% Asian, 0.8% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 12.7% of some other race and 3.5% of two or more races. 58.7% were Hispanic or Latino. As of the census of 2000, 1,392,931 people, 488,942 households, 345,681 families were residing in the county; the population density was 1,117 inhabitants per square mile. There were 521,359 housing units at an average density of 418 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 68.86% White, 7.18% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 1.61% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 17.80% from other races, 3.64% from two or more races. About 54.35 % of the population were Latino of any race.
Of 488,942 households, 36.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.50% were married couples living together, 15.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.30% were not families. About 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.33. A Williams Institute analysis of 2010 census data found there were about 6.2 same-sex couples per 1,000 households in the county. In the county, the population was distributed as 28.50% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males. The median income for a household was $38,328, for a family was $43,724. Males had a median income of $30,756 versus $24,920 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,363.
About 12.70% of families and 15.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.40% of those under age 18 and 12.20% of those age 65 or over. The Bexar County jail facilities are at 200 North Comal in downtown San Antonio, operated by the Bexar County Sheriff's Office. In late 2012, press reports noted an increase in the number of suicides at the facility; the issue was a topic of debate in the election for sheriff that year. The jail holds an average of about 3,800 prisoners in 2012, with a total capacity of 4,596, making it the fourth-largest in the state; the Texas Department of Criminal Justice operates the Dominguez Unit, a state jail for men, in an unincorporated section of Bexar County. In the fall of 2013, Bexar County opened BiblioTech - Bexar County's Digital Library, the nation's first bookless library. In 2016, for the third consecutive year, Bexar County increased the appraised value of businesses and residences. Most will hence find their prop
Marion is a city in Guadalupe County, United States. The town was incorporated by 1941; the population was 1,066 at the 2010 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area; the town is named after Marion Dove, whose grandfather, Joshua W. Young, owned a plantation that the Galveston and San Antonio Railway passed through in 1877. Marion is located in western Guadalupe County at 29°34′19″N 98°8′21″W. Farm to Market Road 78 passes through the center of town, leading west 26 miles to San Antonio and east 12 miles to Seguin, the Guadalupe County seat. According to the United States Census Bureau, Marion has a total area of 0.77 square miles, all of it land. Marion is a small town that has a 3A school and a few businesses, including a hardware store, meat market, gas stations and several restaurants; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,099 people in the city. The population density was 1,544.0 people per square mile. There were 393 housing units at an average density of 561.4/sq mi.
The racial makeup of the city was 74.25% White, 6.01% African American, 1.09% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 16.01% from other races, 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.22% of the population. There were 393 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 19.4% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.32 which can be directly compared to the US's average household size of 2.59 and average family size of 3.14. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,635, the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $27,125 versus $21,771 for females; the per capita income for the city was $13,302. About 7.0% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over. The city is served by the Marion Independent School District. A small portion is served by the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District. City of Marion official website
Poteet is a city in Atascosa County, United States. The population was 3,260 as of the 2010 census, it is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named for Francis Marion Poteet, it is best known as the birthplace of George Strait. Poteet is known for its "Poteet Strawberry Festival". Poteet Canyon, Steve Canyon's ward in the long-running comic strip by Milton Caniff, is named after the town. In James Michener's classic, cattleman R. J. Poteet led the drive of a large herd of longhorns north from Texas to Colorado. Poteet is located at 29°2′14″N 98°34′22″W about 30 miles south of downtown San Antonio. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles, all land. Poteet is served including Poteet High School; as of the census of 2000, there were 3,305 people, 1,052 households, 810 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,224.2 people per square mile. There were 1,201 housing units at an average density of 808.2/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 64.99% White, 0.36% African American, 0.27% Native American, 30.11% from other races, 4.27% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 88.84% of the population. There were 1,052 households out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 23.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 23.0% were non-families. 21.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.60. In the city, the population was spread out with 34.6% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $25,329, the median income for a family was $27,949. Males had a median income of $23,929 versus $15,608 for females; the per capita income for the city was $9,368. About 23.6% of families and 28.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.1% of those under age 18 and 29.7% of those age 65 or over.
George Strait, country music singer, actor and most CMA and ACM award winner, known as the "King of Country Music", was born in Poteet. David Lee Garza, tejano music legend, was born in Poteet. Poteet Strawberry Festival Poteet Independent School District Poteet article at Texas State Historical Association Poteet entry at Eyes On Texas Poteet entry at Texas Tripper
Wilson County, Texas
Wilson County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 42,918, its county seat is Floresville. The county is named after James Charles Wilson. Wilson County is part of TX metropolitan statistical area. Archeological evidence in the Wilson County area reveals early habitation from the Paleo-Indians Hunter-gatherers period; the area was a hunting range for Tonkawa, Tamiques, Karankawa. Tawakoni, Lipan Apache and Comanche hunted in the county. In September 1718 Martín de Alarcón crossed the area on his way to explore the bay of Espíritu Santo. Pedro de Rivera y Villalón crossed the county in 1727 as part of an expedition to inspect the frontier defenses of New Spain. In 1766–67 the Marqués de Rubí included the area in his inspection of the Spanish frontier, the 1798 explorations of the coast by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado skirted the area; the first two land grants in the area were to Luis Menchaca and Andrés Hernández, who established ranches circa 1832-1833.
Anglos began arriving in the 1840s, Southern planters in 1850 and 1860, followed by German and Polish immigrants from other counties. Wilson County was formed in 1860 from Karnes. Sutherland Springs was designated the county seat. Wilson County voted in favor of secession from the Union, sent several military units to serve. Wartime hardships were compounded by a three-year drought. Following the civil war, the county seat was moved to Floresville; the 1872 courthouse was destroyed by fire and replaced in 1884 with a new building designed by Alfred Giles. Fence Cutting Wars in Texas lasted for five years, 1883-1888; the 40,000-acre ranch of Houston and Dilworth became the focal point in Wilson County. As farmers and ranchers began to compete for precious land and water, cattlemen found it more difficult to feed their herds, prompting cowboys to cut through fences. Texas Governor John Ireland prodded a special assembly to order the fence cutters to cease. In response, the legislature made fence-cutting and pasture-burning crimes punishable with prison time, while at the same time regulating fencing.
The practice abated with sporadic incidents of related violence 1888. The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway reached Floresville in 1886. In 1898 the San Antonio and Gulf Railroad was extended to Stockdale. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 808 square miles, of which 804 square miles is land and 4.7 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 87 U. S. Highway 181 State Highway 97 Guadalupe County Gonzales County Karnes County Atascosa County Bexar County As of the census of 2000, there were 32,408 people, 11,038 households, 8,830 families residing in the county; the population density was 40 people per square mile. There were 12,110 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 81.19% White, 1.21% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 14.25% from other races, 2.43% from two or more races. 36.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 11,038 households out of which 40.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.50% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.00% were non-families.
17.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.26. In the county, the population was spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, 11.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.00 males. The median income for a household in the county was $40,006, the median income for a family was $45,681. Males had a median income of $31,716 versus $23,582 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,253. About 9.20% of families and 11.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over. Elmendorf Floresville La Vernia Nixon Stockdale Poth Doseido Colony Grass Pond Colony Sandy Hills John Connally, governor of Texas and U.
S. Secretary of the Navy and Treasury Merrill Connally, an actor and a county judge Wayne Connally, a member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature Frank Hamer, Texas Ranger List of museums in South Texas National Register of Historic Places listings in Wilson County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Wilson County Wilson County Courthouse and Jail Wilson County from the Handbook of Texas Online Historic Wilson County materials, hosted by the Portal to Texas History. Wilson County Historical Society Wilson County government's website
San Antonio the City of San Antonio, is the seventh-most populous city in the United States, the second-most populous city in both Texas and the Southern United States, with more than 1.5 million residents. Founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost in 1718, the city became the first chartered civil settlement in present-day Texas in 1731; the area was still part of the Spanish Empire, of the Mexican Republic. Today it is the state's oldest municipality; the city's deep history is contrasted with its rapid recent growth during the past few decades. It was the fastest-growing of the top ten largest cities in the United States from 2000 to 2010, the second from 1990 to 2000. Straddling the regional divide between South and Central Texas, San Antonio anchors the southwestern corner of an urban megaregion colloquially known as the "Texas Triangle". San Antonio serves as the seat of Bexar County. Since San Antonio was founded during the Spanish Colonial Era, it has a church in its center, on the main civic plaza in front, a characteristic of many Spanish-founded cities and villages in Spain and Latin America.
As with many other urban centers in the Southwestern United States, areas outside the city limits are sparsely populated. San Antonio is the center of the San Antonio–New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area. Called Greater San Antonio, the metro area has a population of 2,473,974 based on the 2017 U. S. census estimate, making it the 24th-largest metropolitan area in the United States and third-largest in Texas. Growth along the Interstate 35 and Interstate 10 corridors to the north and east make it that the metropolitan area will continue to expand. San Antonio was named by a 1691 Spanish expedition for Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day is June 13; the city contains five 18th-century Spanish frontier missions, including The Alamo and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, which together were designated UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2015. Other notable attractions include the River Walk, the Tower of the Americas, SeaWorld, the Alamo Bowl, Marriage Island. Commercial entertainment includes Morgan's Wonderland amusement parks.
According to the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city is visited by about 32 million tourists a year. It is home to the five-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, hosts the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, one of the largest such events in the U. S; the U. S. Armed Forces have numerous facilities around San Antonio. Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, Lackland AFB/Kelly Field Annex, Camp Bullis, Camp Stanley are outside the city limits. Kelly Air Force Base operated out of San Antonio until 2001, when the airfield was transferred to Lackland AFB; the remaining parts of the base were developed as Port San Antonio, an industrial/business park and aerospace complex. San Antonio is home to six Fortune 500 companies and the South Texas Medical Center, the only medical research and care provider in the South Texas region. At the time of European encounter, Payaya Indians lived near the San Antonio River Valley in the San Pedro Springs area, they called the vicinity Yanaguana, meaning "refreshing waters".
In 1691, a group of Spanish explorers and missionaries came upon the river and Payaya settlement on June 13, the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua, they named the river "San Antonio" in his honor. It was years. Father Antonio de Olivares visited the site in 1709, he was determined to found a mission and civilian settlement there; the viceroy gave formal approval for a combined mission and presidio in late 1716, as he wanted to forestall any French expansion into the area from their colony of La Louisiane to the east, as well as prevent illegal trading with the Payaya. He directed the governor of Coahuila y Tejas, to establish the mission complex. Differences between Alarcón and Olivares resulted in delays, construction did not start until 1718. Olivares built, with the help of the Payaya Indians, the Misión de San Antonio de Valero, the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar, the bridge that connected both, the Acequia Madre de Valero; the families who clustered around the presidio and mission were the start of Villa de Béjar, destined to become the most important town in Spanish Texas.
On May 1, the governor transferred ownership of the Mission San Antonio de Valero to Fray Antonio de Olivares. On May 5, 1718 he commissioned the Presidio San Antonio de Béxar on the west side of the San Antonio River, one-fourth league from the mission. On February 14, 1719, the Marquis of San Miguel de Aguayo proposed to the king of Spain that 400 families be transported from the Canary Islands, Galicia, or Havana to populate the province of Texas, his plan was approved, notice was given the Canary Islanders to furnish 200 families. By June 1730, 25 families had reached Cuba, 10 families had been sent to Veracruz before orders from Spain came to stop the re-settlement. Under the leadership of Juan Leal Goraz, the group marched overland from Veracruz to the Presidio San Antonio de Béxar, where they arrived on March 9, 1731. Due to marriages along the way, the party now included a total of 56 persons, they joined the military community established in 1718. The immigrants f
Schertz is a city in Guadalupe and Comal counties in the U. S. state of Texas, within the San Antonio–New Braunfels metropolitan area. The population was 40,092 as of the 2017 U. S. Census estimate, up from 31,465 at the 2010 census. Schertz is the third-largest city in the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan area and the largest city of the Randolph Metrocom, which consists of cities surrounding the Randolph Air Force Base; the Metrocom is located on San Antonio's far northeast side. In addition to Schertz, other Randolph Metrocom communities include Live Oak, Converse, Cibolo, Universal City, Garden Ridge, Selma; these towns are located in Comal and Guadalupe counties and combined have a total of 355,000 residents and growing rapidly. Since the late 1990s, Schertz experienced substantial growth. In five years, from 2000–2005, the city's population jumped from 18,694 to 26,463. In 2006 alone, the population rose from 26,463 to 34,000. During that same period, the city platted the growth shows no sign of slowdown.
The first settlers came to Schertz around 1843. Some of the families on the immediate land surrounding Schertz were the Boettigers, Schneiders, Seilers and Mergeles. Members of the Schertz family still reside in the city; the first name of Schertz was "Cibolo Pit" "Cut Off", thus named because when Cibolo Creek flooded, the settlement was cut off. The first settlers planted wheat and corn, which did not need special equipment to harvest and process. In years, cotton was planted, proved to be a productive cash crop. In 1870, the first gin was built by the Schertz family, it was powered by mules and later by steam. This gin was located; the second cotton gin built by Weyel and Kallies was between Second streets. In years, there was a corn sheller and lumber yard; the first school, built in 1890, was across Cibolo Creek. In 1917 a new two-story brick school was built torn down to make room for the O'Henry School; the land for the school was donated by Adolph Schertz. In 1876, one of the largest boosts to Schertz came when the Galveston and San Antonio Railroad was built through the town.
This gave the people a chance to travel to San Antonio by rail instead of wagon or buggy, besides goods being shipped in and out. The first post office was established in 1882. At that time Schertz was still known as Cut Off. In 1899 it became Schertz. Sebastian Schertz operated a general store when the railroad was constructed. A big and active shooting club was located on the site, now the City Park. There was an annual shooting tournament called Koenig Schiessen or "King Shoot"; this was a two-day affair with people coming from San Antonio by train. The last night, a big dance was held to close the event for that year. A piece of live coal, blown from a switch engine, carrying gravel cars to or from the rock crusher, is believed to have blown on the shingle roof of the dance hall, setting it on fire and destroying it, it was rebuilt, but the club disbanded. The rockcrusher was at one time located in Cibolo Creek across from the public utilities of the city of Schertz; this was destroyed in 1913.
The first church in Schertz is the present day United Methodist Church on First Street. One of the oldest business buildings, the red brick building on Main Street, was built by Willie Schertz, it is now a hardware store and Masonic meeting place. It was the first mercantile store. On the site of the present-day Schertz Bank, a two-story hotel, a five-room hospital and drug store complex was built in 1909; the hotel was built by Henry Ebert. Dr. Watson was the resident doctor; this doctor used two methods of transportation to see his patients, a horse-drawn hack for good roads and horseback for emergencies in bad weather and long distances. In 1917 another red brick hospital on Main Street was built by Dr. C. M. Cotham and Miss Cora Karbach, a nurse, it is now an old apartment house. The first bank was chartered in 1913, one of the first bankers was Mr. Glass, he organized the National Home Guard during World War I, which drilled at night in the second story of the building that at the present time is the Masonic Lodge meeting place.
Randolph Field was a boon to Schertz in the late 1920s. Farm land was bought as the Air Corps needed 2,000 acres for the air academy, which opened in 1930. There were three sites considered; the present site was chosen because there was less fog in the area and the fog lifted earlier in the day, which meant more flying time. All of this boosted the economy not only for Schertz and the surrounding communities but for the areas of New Braunfels and San Antonio; the V. F. W. of Schertz was chartered in 1946. The first fire protection was from the Randolph Field Fire Department. Schertz businesses and citizens organized a fire department, the first business meeting of the Schertz Fire Department was February 8, 1956. Archie Woodward was the first fire chief. A combination fire station and city hall were built, the Schertz library is now in this building. A new library has been built next to the previous library. Schertz was incorporated as a city by the state of Texas in 1958; the original center of Schertz is located in western Guadalupe County at 29°33′21″N 98°16′22″W.
City Hall, located at 1400 Schertz Parkway, is in Guadalupe County. Large tracts of the city now extend south into Bexar County. Cibolo Creek, formin
Comfort is a census-designated place in Kendall County, United States. As of July 1, 2017, the population of Comfort is 3,189, it is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. Comfort is east of the larger city of Kerrville. Comfort is located at 29°58′10″N 98°54′26″W; this is 15 miles northwest of Boerne, 45 miles northwest of Downtown San Antonio, 72 miles west of the capital city of Austin. The town is at the junction of Interstate 10 and U. S. Route 87. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.2 square miles, of which, 3.2 square miles of it is land and 0.31% is water. Comfort was established in 1854 by German immigrants, who were abolitionists. Ernst Hermann Altgelt, at the age of twenty-two, is credited with surveying and measuring the lots that would be sold to the incoming German immigrants, he stayed and married Emma Altgelt, they raised their nine children in the township of Comfort. Fritz and Betty Holekamp built the first house in Comfort having started construction before Comfort's official founding on September 3, 1854.
The first churches were not established in Comfort until 1900. After some controversy, a cenotaph honoring "the Founding Freethinkers" was dedicated on November 2, 2002; the downtown area is one of the most well-preserved historic business districts in Texas. There are well over 100 structures in the area dating back to the 19th century, seven of them were designed by the noted architect Alfred Giles. Mr. Giles lived in San Antonio, he would ride horses, the stagecoach, the train to check his building sites in Comfort. Most of the population today is composed of descendants of those original pioneer families of the 1850s and the 1860s. Comfort is known for a tragic event that took place during the American Civil War; the Treue der Union Monument was dedicated in honor of thirty-five men who died at the Battle of the Nueces, which took place because they opposed the state's secession from the Union. The German settlers were killed on their way to Mexico during the Civil War, they were attacked by Confederate forces near Brackettville on August 10, 1862.
The bodies were not buried and the bones were retrieved and placed here in 1865. The monument was erected in 1866. In 1918, Albert Steves erected a Hygieostatic Bat Roost on his family farm in Comfort; this roost was built to attract bats in an effort to control mosquito populations by natural means. It was researched and developed by Dr. Charles Agustus Rosenheimer Campbell of San Antonio; the idea was to use bats against malaria carrying mosquitos. At one time, there were sixteen bat roosts built in the United States and Europe, of which only two sites now remain — one in Comfort and one in the Florida Keys; some of the early settlers in Comfort migrated from the collapsed Fisher–Miller Land Grant experimental colonies of the Darmstadt Society of Forty. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Comfort has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; as of the census of 2000, there were 2,358 people, 799 households, 603 families residing in the CDP.
The population density was 735.6 people per square mile. There were 917 housing units at an average density of 286.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 76.34% White, 0.51% African American, 1.19% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 18.70% from other races, 2.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 45.00% of the population. There were 799 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.5% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.26. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.7 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $28,799, the median income for a family was $29,295. Males had a median income of $20,972 versus $15,000 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $12,687. About 27.1% of families and 29.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.2% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over. Comfort is served by the Comfort Independent School District. Jay Boy Adams - Texas musician, Fort Worth native, reared in Colorado City, has resided in Comfort. W. S. Hall - Established first packing plant in Texas. Betty Holekamp - Texas pioneer, called the Betsy Ross of Texas. J. Marvin Hunter - Early in the 20th century, the Texas journalist and author of the American West, published the Comfort Times, which he soon disbanded. Hunter formed Frontier Times magazine and Frontier Times Museum in Bandera. Catherine Caradja - Celebrated Romanian aristocrat and philanthropist maintained a residence in Comfort Chronology of Central European Colonization in Texas Freethinkers of the Early Texas Hill Country from the Freedom From Religion Foundation The Comfort Freethought Cenotaph Dedication from the Freedom From Religion Foundation German Americans during the Civil War Freethinkers and Turners Comfort from the Handbook of Texas On