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Natalia, Texas. Natalia is located sixteen miles southeast of Hondo in southeastern Medina County. It was founded by the Medina Irrigation Company in 1912 and named after Natalie Pearson, daughter of Fred Pearson, prime motivator of the irrigation project and builder of the Medina Dam.

In 1931 the Griggs Canning plant was established in Natalia. In peak seasons this plant employed 500 people to can the many varieties of vegetables grown in the surrounding irrigated valley. In 1950 Medina Irrigated Farms was sold for a token fee to a group of local residents and now operates as a virtual public utility under the name of Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 1. In 1976 the canning company was sold and converted into the Gold Bond Manufacturing Company, which produces carpet padding.

Natalia was incorporated in 1968 under an aldermanic type of government with a mayor and four aldermen elected by the residents. Natalia Independent School District maintains an accredited public school system for grades K-12. The town continued to increase in population. In 1988 it had 1,514 residents and twelve businesses. The population in 1990 was 1,545 and the latest census reports that the area now has 4,941 residents.

Elementary
Natalia Elementary School
(830) 663-2837
8th St & Pearson St
Natalia, TX

Middle
Natalia Junior High School
(830) 663-4027
8th St & Pearson St
Natalia, TX

High
Natalia High School
(830) 663-4417
8th St & Kearney St
Natalia, TX

Natalia Vocational Agriculture
(830) 663-4570
8th & Pearson
Natalia, TX

Demographics

zip code: 78059

County Average

State Average

National Average

Neighborhood type Small Town
Population 4,941 41,553 22,118,509 290,809,777
Pop. density 132.8 49.0 79.6 79.6
Percent male 51.4% 53.0% 49.6% 49.1%
Percent female 48.7% 47.0% 50.4% 50.9%
Median age 33.7 34.6 34.0 36.5
People per household 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.6
Median household income $31,321 $31,864 $39,927 $41,994
Average income per capita $12,273 $16,444 $19,617 $21,587
 

Crime

Violent crime risk index 3.0 2.6 3.1 3.0
Property crime risk index 2.0 2.9 3.1 3.2
 

Housing

Median home value $51,051 $102,100 $94,300 $170,800
Median age of homes 33.7 19.1 23.4 27.8
Home appreciation 2.4% 2.3% 2.3% 7.7%
Homes - owned 72.7% 71.1% 57.8% 63.4%
Homes - rented 17.1% 15.2% 32.8% 21.7%
Homes - vacant 10.2% 13.7% 9.4% 14.8%
Commuting by bus 0.3% 0.0% 1.9% 2.0%
Commuting by carpool 22.0% 15.8% 14.5% 14.6%
Commuting by auto 69.0% 74.2% 77.8% 71.6%
Working at home 5.8% 6.3% 2.8% 5.6%
 

Family Facts

Currently married 59.0% 63.4% 56.5% 58.3%
Never married 22.4% 21.1% 25.6% 23.8%
Divorced 7.8% 6.4% 9.8% 7.7%
Widowed 7.3% 6.6% 5.7% 7.4%
Separated 3.5% 2.6% 2.5% 2.8%
Married - w/ children 32.1% 34.2% 38.1% 28.5%
Married - no children 32.5% 33.5% 37.9% 31.3%
Single - w/ children 12.6% 8.9% 13.8% 9.3%
Single - no children 22.8% 23.4% 10.2% 30.7%

Education

High school graduates 64.8% 71.3% 75.7% 80.4%
College degree - 2 year 5.3% 6.6% 5.2% 8.2%
College degree - 4 year 3.9% 14.2% 15.6% 14.9%
Graduate degree 2.8% 6.2% 7.6% 7.0%
Expenditures per student $4,770 $4,824 $6,218 $5,896
Students per teacher 13.0 15.0 12.4 16.0
Students per librarian 2,138 1,397 995 934
Students per guidance counselor 354 1,397 995 560
 

Economy

Unemployment rate 5.3% 3.9% 6.0% 5.7%
Recent job growth -0.2% 2.2% 0.9% 1.4%
Future job growth 21.2% 2.2% 0.9% 10.5%
Sales tax 7.75% 7.47% 7.77% 5.63%
Income tax 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.02%
Cost of living index 69.8 79.3 80.0 100.0
 

Health

Air quality 60 60 63 48
Watershed quality 90 90 71 54
Physicians per capita 45.7 45.7 81.7 168.5
Health cost index 91.1 89.6 96.1 100.0
Superfund site index 97 99 93 71
UV index 6.0 6.0 5.8 4.3
 

Climate

Altitude 712 889 1,371 1,058
Rainfall (inches annually) 30.6 31.1 31.3 38.8
Snowfall (inches annually) 0.2 0.1 2.5 24.4
January avg. low temp 39.5 39.8 33.0 21.6
July avg. high temp 95.0 95.5 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 21 27 44
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