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Poteet, Texas. Poteet is located just twenty miles south of San Antonio in north central Atascosa County. It was named for its first postmaster, Francis Marion Poteet, who operated the post office out of his blacksmith shop in 1886. By 1892 the town had progressed and now had a cotton gin, a gristmill, and a wagon maker.

The Poteet community did not really begin to grow until 1910, when the Artesian Belt Railroad passed nearby on land donated by the Mummes. In 1910 the Mummes also donated land for the new town site, three miles southwest of the original post office, and built a new store there.

Mumme began to grow strawberries in 1911. Strawberries rapidly became one of the town's major claims to fame. A three-day strawberry festival started in 1948 and it is currently still being held there each year. The town continued to be a center of commerce for area farmers, whose major source of income was the farming of peanuts, onions, watermelons, and of course strawberries.

During the 1940s oil was discovered near Poteet, and its population rose to 2,315. Poteet is an incorporated city with a population of over 3,000. Poteet achieved nationwide recognition in the 1950s when Milton Caniff, author of the "Steve Canyon" comic strip, named one of his characters after the town.

Elementary
Poteet Elementary School
(830) 742-3503
1100 School Dr
Poteet, TX

Tri-Cities Christian School
(830) 742-8641
9477 N State Hwy 16
Poteet, TX

Middle
Poteet Jr High School
(830) 742-3571
School Dr & Leming Hwy
Poteet, TX

Tri-Cities Christian School
(830) 742-8641
9477 N State Hwy 16
Poteet, TX

High

Poteet High School
(830) 742-3521
800 Leming Hwy
Poteet, TX

Tri-Cities Christian School
(830) 742-8641
9477 N State Hwy 16
Poteet, TX

Demographics

zip code: 78065

County Average

State Average

National Average

Neighborhood type Small Town
Population 9,394 41,867 22,118,509 290,809,777
Pop. density 58.5 46.0 79.6 79.6
Percent male 48.3% 50.1% 49.6% 49.1%
Percent female 51.7% 49.9% 50.4% 50.9%
Median age 32.7 34.5 34.0 36.5
People per household 3.3 2.9 2.8 2.6
Median household income $30,263 $23,574 $39,927 $41,994
Average income per capita $11,761 $10,089 $19,617 $21,587
 

Crime

Violent crime risk index 4.0 3.9 3.1 3.0
Property crime risk index 2.0 2.6 3.1 3.2
 

Housing

Median home value $51,593 $68,200 $94,300 $170,800
Median age of homes 32.7 24.3 23.4 27.8
Home appreciation 2.5% 2.5% 2.3% 7.7%
Homes - owned 66.3% 62.0% 57.8% 63.4%
Homes - rented 17.3% 18.1% 32.8% 21.7%
Homes - vacant 16.4% 19.9% 9.4% 14.8%
Commuting by bus 0.0% 0.4% 1.9% 2.0%
Commuting by carpool 27.6% 21.2% 14.5% 14.6%
Commuting by auto 66.7% 72.2% 77.8% 71.6%
Working at home 2.1% 2.1% 2.8% 5.6%
 

Family Facts

Currently married 57.5% 60.5% 56.5% 58.3%
Never married 24.0% 21.7% 25.6% 23.8%
Divorced 6.7% 6.9% 9.8% 7.7%
Widowed 6.8% 8.3% 5.7% 7.4%
Separated 5.1% 2.5% 2.5% 2.8%
Married - w/ children 36.2% 33.4% 38.1% 28.5%
Married - no children 27.1% 30.1% 37.9% 31.3%
Single - w/ children 13.9% 9.1% 13.8% 9.3%
Single - no children 22.8% 27.4% 10.2% 30.7%

Education

High school graduates 57.8% 62.1% 75.7% 80.4%
College degree - 2 year 2.3% 4.6% 5.2% 8.2%
College degree - 4 year 4.8% 9.5% 15.6% 14.9%
Graduate degree 2.0% 3.8% 7.6% 7.0%
Expenditures per student $5,008 $5,357 $6,218 $5,896
Students per teacher 13.7 12.6 12.4 16.0
Students per librarian 730 994 995 934
Students per guidance counselor 487 994 995 560
 

Economy

Unemployment rate 5.5% 3.6% 6.0% 5.7%
Recent job growth -0.1% 6.9% 0.9% 1.4%
Future job growth 15.7% 6.9% 0.9% 10.5%
Sales tax 8.25% 7.53% 7.77% 5.63%
Income tax 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.02%
Cost of living index 69.4 72.3 80.0 100.0
 

Health

Air quality 47 47 63 48
Watershed quality 90 90 71 54
Physicians per capita 57.3 57.3 81.7 168.5
Health cost index 88.2 88.8 96.1 100.0
Superfund site index 100 98 93 71
UV index 6.1 6.1 5.8 4.3
 

Climate

Altitude 503 460 1,371 1,058
Rainfall (inches annually) 29.3 28.8 31.3 38.8
Snowfall (inches annually) 0.1 0.2 2.5 24.4
January avg. low temp 39.7 40.9 33.0 21.6
July avg. high temp 96.6 98.0 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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