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Helotes, Texas. Helotes is located sixteen miles from downtown San Antonio in northwestern Bexar County. It was first settled around 1856 by Mexicans who intermarried with the Apache Indians camped in the vicinity. A man named Chaca was supposed to have been the first person to build a house and cultivate a cornfield at the site.

Another tradition claims that the name stems from the problems Anglo settlers had with Indians stealing their ripening corn. Yet another story has it that San Antonio merchants could always rely on the town for corn, even in periods of drought. A post office opened at Helotes in 1873, and by 1885 the community had a hotel, a school, a general store, a blacksmith, and a growing population.

In the later years many of the area San Antonio residents moved into the area. The town incorporated in the 1980s and today there are over 50 businesses and a population of 7,656.

Elementary
Helotes Elementary School
(210) 695-3820
13878 Riggs Rd
Helotes, TX

Middle
Stinson Middle School
(210) 561-3600
13200 Skyhawk Dr
San Antonio, TX

Scenic Hills Seventh Day
(210) 523-2312
11223 Bandera Rd
San Antonio, TX

Coke Stevenson Middle School
(210) 706-7300
8403 Tezel Rd
San Antonio, TX

High
Sandra Day O'Connor High School
(210) 695-4800
12221 Leslie Rd
Helotes, TX

Demographics

zip code: 78023

County Average

State Average

National Average

Neighborhood type Suburban
Population 7,656 1,643,626 22,118,509 290,809,777
Pop. density 89.4 1,796.8 79.6 79.6
Percent male 49.5% 49.3% 49.6% 49.1%
Percent female 50.5% 50.7% 50.4% 50.9%
Median age 36.1 33.4 34.0 36.5
People per household 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.6
Median household income $70,833 $37,025 $39,927 $41,994
Average income per capita $28,860 $18,375 $19,617 $21,587
 

Crime

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

Housing

Median home value $174,533 $92,900 $94,300 $170,800
Median age of homes 36.1 19.5 23.4 27.8
Home appreciation 4.9% 4.7% 2.3% 7.7%
Homes - owned 86.2% 60.6% 57.8% 63.4%
Homes - rented 7.3% 29.3% 32.8% 21.7%
Homes - vacant 6.5% 10.0% 9.4% 14.8%
Commuting by bus 0.2% 3.3% 1.9% 2.0%
Commuting by carpool 10.0% 14.6% 14.5% 14.6%
Commuting by auto 83.3% 73.2% 77.8% 71.6%
Working at home 5.0% 3.2% 2.8% 5.6%
 

Family Facts

Currently married 63.5% 55.3% 56.5% 58.3%
Never married 21.1% 25.7% 25.6% 23.8%
Divorced 7.8% 9.3% 9.8% 7.7%
Widowed 5.4% 5.9% 5.7% 7.4%
Separated 2.2% 3.8% 2.5% 2.8%
Married - w/ children 31.1% 32.3% 38.1% 28.5%
Married - no children 36.9% 27.1% 37.9% 31.3%
Single - w/ children 8.9% 12.2% 13.8% 9.3%
Single - no children 23.0% 28.4% 10.2% 30.7%

Education

High school graduates 92.3% 75.1% 75.7% 80.4%
College degree - 2 year 7.8% 8.4% 5.2% 8.2%
College degree - 4 year 22.7% 18.4% 15.6% 14.9%
Graduate degree 15.3% 9.7% 7.6% 7.0%
Expenditures per student $4,993 $5,268 $6,218 $5,896
Students per teacher 16.1 15.5 12.4 16.0
Students per librarian 981 918 995 934
Students per guidance counselor 332 918 995 560
 

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 7.75% 6.27% 7.77% 5.63%
Income tax 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.02%
Cost of living index 96.2 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 88.5 87.5 96.1 100.0
Superfund site index 76 84 93 71
UV index 6.3 6.3 5.8 4.3
 

Climate

Altitude 1,058 809 1,371 1,058
Rainfall (inches annually) 32.7 32.1 31.3 38.8
Snowfall (inches annually) 0.2 0.3 2.5 24.4
January avg. low temp 39.7 40.3 33.0 21.6
July avg. high temp 94.8 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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