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Medina, Texas. Medina is located twelve miles northwest of Bandera in central Bandera County. A sawmill had been built in the area in 1865 and several families moved into the nearby area. The Medina post office was established in 1880, and by the end of the next decade the community had become larger with the following additions: a gin, a corn mill, a hotel, a private bank, two churches, and three general stores.

The community was one of the luckier cities and recovered fairly rapidly from the Great Depression. Once the recovery had taken place they had a variety of businesses, four churches, and close to 500 residents. Most of the area land was devoted to livestock and to hunting until the 1980s, when apple farming was introduced to the area.

Baxter Adams, Jr., started an orchard of dwarf apple trees in 1980, and the first apples were ready for sale in 1984. The dwarf trees produced regular apples that were 40 percent sweeter than large-tree varieties and proved to be an extremely efficient use of time and land.

In 1989 Medina was declared the Apple Capital of Texas. The 300,000 trees in the Medina area produce 100 tons of fruit, and more orchards are being planted each year. The annual Medina Apple Festival, held in July, attracts 20,000 or more visitors per year.

Elementary
Medina Elementary School
(830) 589-2731
1 Bobcat Ln
Medina, TX

Middle
Medina Middle School
(830) 589-2851
1 Bobcat Ln
Medina, TX

High

Medina High School
(830) 589-2851
1 Bobcat Ln
Medina, TX

Demographics

zip code: 78055

County Average

State Average

National Average

Neighborhood type Rural
Population 1,342 19,347 22,118,509 290,809,777
Pop. density 7.8 23.1 79.6 79.6
Percent male 48.7% 50.8% 49.6% 49.1%
Percent female 51.3% 49.2% 50.4% 50.9%
Median age 41.4 44.7 34.0 36.5
People per household 2.3 2.5 2.8 2.6
Median household income $33,846 $32,771 $39,927 $41,994
Average income per capita $19,013 $20,060 $19,617 $21,587
 

Crime

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

Housing

Median home value $102,902 $111,600 $94,300 $170,800
Median age of homes 41.4 14.4 23.4 27.8
Home appreciation 2.4% 2.5% 2.3% 7.7%
Homes - owned 53.7% 58.1% 57.8% 63.4%
Homes - rented 17.4% 15.1% 32.8% 21.7%
Homes - vacant 28.9% 26.8% 9.4% 14.8%
Commuting by bus 0.7% 0.1% 1.9% 2.0%
Commuting by carpool 24.7% 21.8% 14.5% 14.6%
Commuting by auto 63.4% 63.8% 77.8% 71.6%
Working at home 4.2% 12.3% 2.8% 5.6%
 

Family Facts

Currently married 65.6% 67.3% 56.5% 58.3%
Never married 16.4% 14.5% 25.6% 23.8%
Divorced 7.0% 8.4% 9.8% 7.7%
Widowed 8.7% 7.4% 5.7% 7.4%
Separated 2.4% 2.3% 2.5% 2.8%
Married - w/ children 18.5% 22.8% 38.1% 28.5%
Married - no children 43.9% 41.9% 37.9% 31.3%
Single - w/ children 6.0% 5.8% 13.8% 9.3%
Single - no children 31.6% 29.4% 10.2% 30.7%

Education

High school graduates 86.7% 79.5% 75.7% 80.4%
College degree - 2 year 6.8% 6.8% 5.2% 8.2%
College degree - 4 year 15.4% 18.6% 15.6% 14.9%
Graduate degree 8.1% 5.7% 7.6% 7.0%
Expenditures per student $7,371 $5,665 $6,218 $5,896
Students per teacher 10.0 12.2 12.4 16.0
Students per librarian 319 642 995 934
Students per guidance counselor 318 642 995 560
 

Economy

Unemployment rate 3.8% 2.5% 6.0% 5.7%
Recent job growth -0.5% 13.2% 0.9% 1.4%
Future job growth 21.3% 13.2% 0.9% 10.5%
Sales tax 6.75% 7.05% 7.77% 5.63%
Income tax 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.02%
Cost of living index 80.5 81.4 80.0 100.0
 

Health

Air quality 78 78 63 48
Watershed quality 100 100 71 54
Physicians per capita 25.8 25.8 81.7 168.5
Health cost index 89.9 90.0 96.1 100.0
Superfund site index 96 99 93 71
UV index 6.0 6.0 5.8 4.3
 

Climate

Altitude 1,736 1,258 1,371 1,058
Rainfall (inches annually) 32.7 34.7 31.3 38.8
Snowfall (inches annually) 0.5 0.2 2.5 24.4
January avg. low temp 32.4 33.7 33.0 21.6
July avg. high temp 92.7 93.1 94.6 86.4
Days of precipitation annually 82 81 77 112
Days mostly sunny annually 224 224 235 205
Comfort index (during hot weather) 23 21 27 44
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