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Center Point, Texas. Center Point is on the Guadalupe River eight miles southeast of Kerrville in southeastern Kerr County. The site became a focal point for business activity when early settler Dr. Charles de Ganahl opened a post office in his home on the north side of the river in November 1859. Ganahl called the post office Zanzenburg in honor of his ancestral home in the Austrian Tyrol. The new postmaster, Dr. G. W. Harwell, renamed the growing Community Center Point in 1872, when the post office was moved to the south side of the river.

It is reported that he chose the name because the settlement was halfway between Kerrville and Comfort, as well as halfway between Fredericksburg and Bandera. The area's potential as a farming and stock-raising center, its healthful climate, and its abundant game continued to attract settlers.

By 1900 Center Point had permanent churches, a solid business community, public schools, and a growing reputation as a health and recreation resort. Early newspapers encouraged the growth of the region. The town was incorporated, for public school purposes only, in August 1889 and in April 1890 elected its first school trustees. In February 1913 it voted to complete incorporation and establish a commission government.

The town maintained a stable population and business community throughout succeeding years. Much like other towns in scenic Kerr County, Center Point has several small service and manufacturing businesses and attracts a steady stream of vacationers, retirees, and summer residents.

Elementary
Center Point Elementary School
(830) 634-2257
201 China
Center Point, TX

Middle
Center Point Middle School
(830) 634-2533
201 China
Center Point, TX

High
Center Point High School
(830) 634-2244
201 China
Center Point, TX

Demographics

zip code: 78010

County Average

State Average

National Average

Neighborhood type Rural
Population 2,348 45,311 22,118,509 290,809,777
Pop. density 32.7 37.1 79.6 79.6
Percent male 49.8% 48.7% 49.6% 49.1%
Percent female 50.2% 51.3% 50.4% 50.9%
Median age 41.0 41.6 34.0 36.5
People per household 2.4 2.4 2.8 2.6
Median household income $35,121 $28,986 $39,927 $41,994
Average income per capita $18,405 $15,996 $19,617 $21,587
 

Crime

Violent crime risk index 5.0 4.4 3.1 3.0
Property crime risk index 2.0 2.6 3.1 3.2
 

Housing

Median home value $92,679 $98,800 $94,300 $170,800
Median age of homes 41.0 14.0 23.4 27.8
Home appreciation 2.6% 2.6% 2.3% 7.7%
Homes - owned 68.7% 59.2% 57.8% 63.4%
Homes - rented 16.6% 20.9% 32.8% 21.7%
Homes - vacant 14.7% 19.9% 9.4% 14.8%
Commuting by bus 0.0% 0.2% 1.9% 2.0%
Commuting by carpool 18.4% 15.0% 14.5% 14.6%
Commuting by auto 73.5% 73.3% 77.8% 71.6%
Working at home 2.7% 5.5% 2.8% 5.6%
 

Family Facts

Currently married 58.2% 63.3% 56.5% 58.3%
Never married 19.6% 16.6% 25.6% 23.8%
Divorced 9.6% 9.5% 9.8% 7.7%
Widowed 10.2% 8.3% 5.7% 7.4%
Separated 2.4% 2.3% 2.5% 2.8%
Married - w/ children 24.5% 23.0% 38.1% 28.5%
Married - no children 34.4% 36.6% 37.9% 31.3%
Single - w/ children 7.2% 7.6% 13.8% 9.3%
Single - no children 33.9% 32.8% 10.2% 30.7%

Education

High school graduates 79.3% 81.0% 75.7% 80.4%
College degree - 2 year 4.8% 6.5% 5.2% 8.2%
College degree - 4 year 11.9% 23.0% 15.6% 14.9%
Graduate degree 6.6% 9.5% 7.6% 7.0%
Expenditures per student $5,227 $5,795 $6,218 $5,896
Students per teacher 12.4 11.8 12.4 16.0
Students per librarian 598 2,967 995 934
Students per guidance counselor 603 2,967 995 560
 

Economy

Unemployment rate 2.9% 3.0% 6.0% 5.7%
Recent job growth 1.5% 2.5% 0.9% 1.4%
Future job growth 18.7% 2.5% 0.9% 10.5%
Sales tax 6.75% 7.50% 7.77% 5.63%
Income tax 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.02%
Cost of living index 79.6 79.9 80.0 100.0
 

Health

Air quality 63 63 63 48
Watershed quality 100 100 71 54
Physicians per capita 286.9 286.9 81.7 168.5
Health cost index 93.4 93.2 96.1 100.0
Superfund site index 100 100 93 71
UV index 5.9 5.9 5.8 4.3
 

Climate

Altitude 1,608 1,645 1,371 1,058
Rainfall (inches annually) 34.1 31.5 31.3 38.8
Snowfall (inches annually) 0.4 0.4 2.5 24.4
January avg. low temp 32.5 31.8 33.0 21.6
July avg. high temp 92.6 92.6 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) 29 29 27 44
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