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Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Fort Sam Houston is a major military installation in San Antonio. As early as 1846 the city was attempting to secure the establishment of a permanent United States military installation. During the Mexican War the United States Army established a depot at San Antonio and a training camp at San Pedro Springs. The Alamo was taken on lease from the Catholic Church and used for storage. The Vance house, where the Gunter Hotel now stands, was leased for army headquarters.

During World War I an addition was built on the fort. They named the addition Camp Travis. More than 208,000 soldiers passed through this new addition, where the epidemic of 1918 claimed 201 lives due to influenza. By the early 1920s Camp Travis was deserted and dilapidated. Most of the buildings were torn down by 1928. That year $6 million was appropriated for some 500 permanent buildings at the fort. They were built in Spanish Colonial style and still provide a Moorish atmosphere.

Some of the great military leaders of World War II came from Fort Sam Houston. Among them were Lt. Gen Walter Krueger, Lt. Gen. Courtney Hodges, Lt. Gen. William Simpson, and Gen. Dwight Eisenhower.

In the 1930s three million dollars was appropriated to build a new base hospital. It opened in 1938 and in 1946 the Institute of Surgical Research was moved to Fort Sam from Halloran General Hospital in New York. The institute specialized in trauma surgery. The Burn Center was established in 1949.

Today, Fort Sam Houston is comprised of the headquarters of the Fifth United States Army, the Health Services Command, the Academy of Health Services, Brooke Army Medical Center, the 902nd Military Intelligence Group, and the Joint Military Readiness Center, among other organizations. In addition the fort hosts the real estate projects office of the Fort Worth District, United States Army Corps of Engineers, the West Point Admissions Office, and the United States Army Medical Department Museum. The fort is the site of Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

It also supports all of the National Guard and Army Reserve units in Texas, as well as the Texas high school and college reserve officer training corps units.

Elementary
Fort Sam Houston Elementary
(210) 368-8800
3370 Nursery Rd
Fort Sam Houston, TX

Middle
Robert G Cole Junior High School
(210) 368-8730
1900 Winans Rd
Fort Sam Houston, TX

High
Cole High School
(210) 368-8752
1900 Winans Rd
Fort Sam Houston, TX

Demographics

zip code: 78234

County Average

State Average

National Average

Neighborhood type Suburban
Population 5,470 1,643,626 22,118,509 290,809,777
Pop. density 1,110.6 1,796.8 79.6 79.6
Percent male 55.0% 49.3% 49.6% 49.1%
Percent female 45.0% 50.7% 50.4% 50.9%
Median age 23.0 33.4 34.0 36.5
People per household 3.8 2.9 2.8 2.6
Median household income $45,185 $37,025 $39,927 $41,994
Average income per capita $13,894 $18,375 $19,617 $21,587
 

Crime

Violent crime risk index 5.0 4.4 3.1 3.0
Property crime risk index 2.0 4.9 3.1 3.2
 

Housing

Median home value $136,247 $92,900 $94,300 $170,800
Median age of homes 23.0 19.5 23.4 27.8
Home appreciation 4.6% 4.7% 2.3% 7.7%
Homes - owned 3.7% 60.6% 57.8% 63.4%
Homes - rented 94.2% 29.3% 32.8% 21.7%
Homes - vacant 2.1% 10.0% 9.4% 14.8%
Commuting by bus 1.4% 3.3% 1.9% 2.0%
Commuting by carpool 13.2% 14.6% 14.5% 14.6%
Commuting by auto 43.6% 73.2% 77.8% 71.6%
Working at home 2.7% 3.2% 2.8% 5.6%
 

Family Facts

Currently married 41.7% 55.3% 56.5% 58.3%
Never married 48.9% 25.7% 25.6% 23.8%
Divorced 5.3% 9.3% 9.8% 7.7%
Widowed 1.3% 5.9% 5.7% 7.4%
Separated 2.8% 3.8% 2.5% 2.8%
Married - w/ children 63.3% 32.3% 38.1% 28.5%
Married - no children 14.8% 27.1% 37.9% 31.3%
Single - w/ children 15.2% 12.2% 13.8% 9.3%
Single - no children 6.8% 28.4% 10.2% 30.7%

Education

High school graduates 96.7% 75.1% 75.7% 80.4%
College degree - 2 year 15.5% 8.4% 5.2% 8.2%
College degree - 4 year 20.9% 18.4% 15.6% 14.9%
Graduate degree 13.3% 9.7% 7.6% 7.0%
Expenditures per student $8,037 $5,268 $6,218 $5,896
Students per teacher 10.8 15.5 12.4 16.0
Students per librarian 639 918 995 934
Students per guidance counselor 558 918 995 560
 

Economy

Unemployment rate 5.7% 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 7.88% 6.27% 7.77% 5.63%
Income tax 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.02%
Cost of living index 87.3 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 87.9 87.5 96.1 100.0
Superfund site index 80 84 93 71
UV index 6.3 6.3 5.8 4.3
 

Climate

Altitude 821 809 1,371 1,058
Rainfall (inches annually) 32.0 32.1 31.3 38.8
Snowfall (inches annually) 0.3 0.3 2.5 24.4
January avg. low temp 40.9 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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