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Floresville, Texas. Floresville, the county seat of Wilson County is located thirty miles of San Antonio in the central portion of the county. The area was settled by Canary Island immigrant Don Francisco Flores de Abrego, who established a ranch headquarters six miles northwest of the site of present Floresville in the eighteenth century.

In 1833 the nucleus of the town included the Flores home, a chapel, and a graveyard. The community was called Lodi and served as the Wilson County seat from 1867 to March 1871, and again from July 1871 to 1873. In 1867 Floresville, named for the Flores family, was founded; its site included part of the area known as Lodi. In the early 1870s a town site was surveyed and laid out.

The town continued to grow during the early years of the twentieth century, supported by both the cotton and livestock industry, and by 1910 it had two banks and a population of 1,800. Peanuts were developed as a cash crop in the surrounding region around 1915 and in later years residents nicknamed Floresville the "Peanut Capital of Texas." Between 1930 and 2000 the town grew steadily, from 1,581 residents in 1931 to 5,868 in 2000. There were 342 rated businesses in 2000.

The town serves a market center for area peanut, small grain, and cattle producers. Many residents now commute to work in San Antonio. Floresville is best known for its annual Peanut Festival, started in 1938, which attracts 10,000 to 15,000 visitors each year.

Demographics

zip code: 78114

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National Average Neighborhood type Suburban Population 16,887 1,643,626 22,118,509 290,809,777 Pop. density 44.7 1,796.8 79.6 79.6 Percent male 49.4% 49.3% 49.6% 49.1% Percent female 50.7% 50.7% 50.4% 50.9% Median age 35.6 33.4 34.0 36.5 People per household 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.6 Median household income $38,367 $37,025 $39,927 $41,994 Average income per capita $16,301 $18,375 $19,617 $21,587  

Crime Violent crime risk index 3.0 4.4 3.1 3.0 Property crime risk index 2.0 4.9 3.1 3.2  

Housing Median home value $99,958 $92,900 $94,300 $170,800 Median age of homes 35.6 19.5 23.4 27.8 Home appreciation 4.6% 4.7% 2.3% 7.7% Homes - owned 76.5% 60.6% 57.8% 63.4% Homes - rented 14.2% 29.3% 32.8% 21.7% Homes - vacant 9.3% 10.0% 9.4% 14.8% Commuting by bus 0.1% 3.3% 1.9% 2.0% Commuting by carpool 19.0% 14.6% 14.5% 14.6% Commuting by auto 76.1% 73.2% 77.8% 71.6% Working at home 2.5% 3.2% 2.8% 5.6%  

Family Facts Currently married 61.4% 55.3% 56.5% 58.3% Never married 22.1% 25.7% 25.6% 23.8% Divorced 7.0% 9.3% 9.8% 7.7% Widowed 6.7% 5.9% 5.7% 7.4% Separated 2.8% 3.8% 2.5% 2.8% Married - w/ children 37.9% 32.3% 38.1% 28.5% Married - no children 29.2% 27.1% 37.9% 31.3% Single - w/ children 10.3% 12.2% 13.8% 9.3% Single - no children 22.6% 28.4% 10.2% 30.7%

Education High school graduates 72.4% 75.1% 75.7% 80.4% College degree - 2 year 6.0% 8.4% 5.2% 8.2% College degree - 4 year 9.8% 18.4% 15.6% 14.9% Graduate degree 3.1% 9.7% 7.6% 7.0% Expenditures per student $5,106 $5,268 $6,218 $5,896 Students per teacher 13.3 15.5 12.4 16.0 Students per librarian 1,402 918 995 934 Students per guidance counselor 401 918 995 560  

Economy Unemployment rate 3.6% 5.1% 6.0% 5.7% Recent job growth 2.0% 2.0% 0.9% 1.4% Future job growth 24.2% 2.0% 0.9% 10.5% Sales tax 7.75% 6.27% 7.77% 5.63% Income tax 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.02% Cost of living index 79.3 77.9 80.0 100.0  

Health Air quality 61 16 63 48 Watershed quality 70 74 71 54 Physicians per capita 39.7 269.7 81.7 168.5 Health cost index 84.7 87.5 96.1 100.0 Superfund site index 95 84 93 71 UV index 6.0 6.3 5.8 4.3  

Climate Altitude 400 809 1,371 1,058 Rainfall (inches annually) 27.4 32.1 31.3 38.8 Snowfall (inches annually) 0.4 0.3 2.5 24.4 January avg. low temp 37.7 40.3 33.0 21.6 July avg. high temp 96.4 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) 22 23 27 44

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