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La Vernia, Texas. La Vernia is on the south bank of Cibolo Creek, fifteen miles north of La Vernia in northern Wilson County. The town was first settled around 1850. W. R. Wiseman of Mississippi organized a Presbyterian church at the site around 1851.

In 1853 a post office was established under the name Post Oak, which was changed to La Vernia in 1859. The origin of the name is uncertain. The Brahan Masonic lodge was established at La Vernia in 1859. German and Polish immigration brought the population to 110 by 1885, when the community had three churches, a steam gristmill, and a cotton gin. H. Suhre, owner of the general store, was the first postmaster.

In 1915 the town had two gins, a bank, four churches, a pottery plant, a brick works, and a population of 500. The community incorporated around 1980 and in 1990 had a population of 639 and thirty-six businesses. In 2000 La Vernia had 136 businesses and a population of 931.

Elementary
La Vernia Elementary School
(830) 779-2181
305 F M 775
La Vernia, TX

La Vernia Primary School
(830) 779-2181
45 F M 1346 S
La Vernia, TX

Middle
La Vernia Middle School
(830) 779-2181
110 D L Vest St
La Vernia, TX

High

La Vernia High School
(830) 779-2181
13600 Us Hwy 87 W
La Vernia, TX

Demographics

zip code: 78121

County Average

State Average

National Average

Neighborhood type Suburban
Population 7,089 1,643,626 22,118,509 290,809,777
Pop. density 61.8 1,796.8 79.6 79.6
Percent male 49.8% 49.3% 49.6% 49.1%
Percent female 50.3% 50.7% 50.4% 50.9%
Median age 35.7 33.4 34.0 36.5
People per household 2.8 2.9 2.8 2.6
Median household income $45,868 $37,025 $39,927 $41,994
Average income per capita $18,879 $18,375 $19,617 $21,587
 

Crime

Violent crime risk index 1.0 4.4 3.1 3.0
Property crime risk index 2.0 4.9 3.1 3.2
 

Housing

Median home value $129,850 $92,900 $94,300 $170,800
Median age of homes 35.7 19.5 23.4 27.8
Home appreciation 4.7% 4.7% 2.3% 7.7%
Homes - owned 84.2% 60.6% 57.8% 63.4%
Homes - rented 9.1% 29.3% 32.8% 21.7%
Homes - vacant 6.7% 10.0% 9.4% 14.8%
Commuting by bus 0.2% 3.3% 1.9% 2.0%
Commuting by carpool 13.4% 14.6% 14.5% 14.6%
Commuting by auto 81.3% 73.2% 77.8% 71.6%
Working at home 3.6% 3.2% 2.8% 5.6%
 

Family Facts

Currently married 67.0% 55.3% 56.5% 58.3%
Never married 18.4% 25.7% 25.6% 23.8%
Divorced 6.3% 9.3% 9.8% 7.7%
Widowed 5.5% 5.9% 5.7% 7.4%
Separated 2.8% 3.8% 2.5% 2.8%
Married - w/ children 41.5% 32.3% 38.1% 28.5%
Married - no children 30.1% 27.1% 37.9% 31.3%
Single - w/ children 6.4% 12.2% 13.8% 9.3%
Single - no children 21.9% 28.4% 10.2% 30.7%

Education

High school graduates 81.7% 75.1% 75.7% 80.4%
College degree - 2 year 6.3% 8.4% 5.2% 8.2%
College degree - 4 year 10.1% 18.4% 15.6% 14.9%
Graduate degree 2.7% 9.7% 7.6% 7.0%
Expenditures per student $4,344 $5,268 $6,218 $5,896
Students per teacher 14.7 15.5 12.4 16.0
Students per librarian 661 918 995 934
Students per guidance counselor 499 918 995 560
 

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 7.25% 6.27% 7.77% 5.63%
Income tax 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.02%
Cost of living index 86.1 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 86.4 87.5 96.1 100.0
Superfund site index 96 84 93 71
UV index 6.0 6.3 5.8 4.3
 

Climate

Altitude 479 809 1,371 1,058
Rainfall (inches annually) 31.3 32.1 31.3 38.8
Snowfall (inches annually) 0.2 0.3 2.5 24.4
January avg. low temp 40.2 40.3 33.0 21.6
July avg. high temp 96.3 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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