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Atascosa, Texas. Atascosa is located fourteen miles of downtown San Antonio which is located in southwestern Bexar County. The community, which means boggy in Spanish, was settled just after the Civil War.

A post office opened in 1872, and by 1885 the community had a Baptist church, a school, a general store, a saloon, two blacksmiths, and a population of 180. A pottery and coal mine operated there around 1900. In the mid-1930s Atascosa had a school, a church, a lodge, several stores, and a population of 300.

The population has remained steady since that time, and today according to the census the town reports a population of 6,318 and several businesses.

Elementary
Elm Creek Elementary School
(210) 622-4430
11535 Pearsall Rd
Atascosa, TX

Middle
Ronald Mc Nair Middle School
(210) 622-3494
11930 Dragon Ln
San Antonio, TX

Lytle Middle School
(830) 709-5115
15437 Cottage St
Lytle, TX

Medina Valley Intrmdte School
(830) 985-3421
16069 Uvalde St
La Coste, TX

Christa Mc Auliffe Junior High
(210) 623-6260
9390 SW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX

High
Southwest Enrichment School
(210) 622-3446
11914 Dragon Ln
San Antonio, TX

Lytle High School
(830) 709-5105 Web Site
18975 W Fm 2790 S
Lytle, TX

Medina Valley Intrmdte School
(830) 985-3421
16069 Uvalde St
La Coste, TX

Daystar Christian Academy
(830) 931-0655
8406 Fm 471 S
Castroville, TX

South San Antonio High School W
(210) 623-1800
5622 Ray Ellison Blvd
San Antonio, TX

Demographics

zip code: 78002

County Average

State Average

National Average

Neighborhood type Suburban
Population 6,318 1,643,626 22,118,509 290,809,777
Pop. density 151.1 1,796.8 79.6 79.6
Percent male 49.7% 49.3% 49.6% 49.1%
Percent female 50.3% 50.7% 50.4% 50.9%
Median age 34.7 33.4 34.0 36.5
People per household 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.6
Median household income $29,855 $37,025 $39,927 $41,994
Average income per capita $12,923 $18,375 $19,617 $21,587
 

Crime

Violent crime risk index 3.0 4.4 3.1 3.0
Property crime risk index 4.0 4.9 3.1 3.2
 

Housing

Median home value $69,913 $92,900 $94,300 $170,800
Median age of homes 34.7 19.5 23.4 27.8
Home appreciation 4.6% 4.7% 2.3% 7.7%
Homes - owned 69.7% 60.6% 57.8% 63.4%
Homes - rented 20.8% 29.3% 32.8% 21.7%
Homes - vacant 9.5% 10.0% 9.4% 14.8%
Commuting by bus 0.0% 3.3% 1.9% 2.0%
Commuting by carpool 17.8% 14.6% 14.5% 14.6%
Commuting by auto 73.3% 73.2% 77.8% 71.6%
Working at home 5.3% 3.2% 2.8% 5.6%
 

Family Facts

Currently married 56.3% 55.3% 56.5% 58.3%
Never married 26.6% 25.7% 25.6% 23.8%
Divorced 7.8% 9.3% 9.8% 7.7%
Widowed 6.2% 5.9% 5.7% 7.4%
Separated 3.1% 3.8% 2.5% 2.8%
Married - w/ children 34.9% 32.3% 38.1% 28.5%
Married - no children 27.3% 27.1% 37.9% 31.3%
Single - w/ children 12.7% 12.2% 13.8% 9.3%
Single - no children 25.1% 28.4% 10.2% 30.7%

Education

High school graduates 60.8% 75.1% 75.7% 80.4%
College degree - 2 year 3.4% 8.4% 5.2% 8.2%
College degree - 4 year 4.5% 18.4% 15.6% 14.9%
Graduate degree 2.4% 9.7% 7.6% 7.0%
Expenditures per student $5,255 $5,268 $6,218 $5,896
Students per teacher 13.5 15.5 12.4 16.0
Students per librarian 1,565 918 995 934
Students per guidance counselor 377 918 995 560
 

Economy

Unemployment rate 5.2% 5.1% 6.0% 5.7%
Recent job growth 2.0% 2.0% 0.9% 1.4%
Future job growth 19.2% 2.0% 0.9% 10.5%
Sales tax 6.75% 6.27% 7.77% 5.63%
Income tax 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.02%
Cost of living index 74.0 77.9 80.0 100.0
 

Health

Air quality 5 16 63 48
Watershed quality 70 74 71 54
Physicians per capita 327.5 269.7 81.7 168.5
Health cost index 87.5 87.5 96.1 100.0
Superfund site index 78 84 93 71
UV index 6.3 6.3 5.8 4.3
 

Climate

Altitude 738 809 1,371 1,058
Rainfall (inches annually) 30.0 32.1 31.3 38.8
Snowfall (inches annually) 0.2 0.3 2.5 24.4
January avg. low temp 40.4 40.3 33.0 21.6
July avg. high temp 95.4 95.3 94.6 86.4
Days of precipitation annually 82 82 77 112
Days mostly sunny annually 224 224 235 205
Comfort index (during hot weather) 23 23 27 44
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