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Poth, Texas. Poth is located seven miles southeast of Floresville in Wilson County. It was established in 1886 as a switch on the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway. The community was first called Marcelina but was renamed Poth in 1901, when A. H. Poth established a gin there.

John Francis Stortz opened a store at the community in 1900. A depot was built at Poth in 1906, and by 1914 the town had a lumberyard, a cotton gin, a bank, furniture and hardware store, a blacksmith, three general stores, and a population of 250. The community's population was 300 in 1920, when it also reported twenty-three businesses.

By 1965 the population of Poth was 1,119, and in 1990 it was 1,771. The area has an excellent parks and recreation department and there are numerous things to do in and around town.

Elementary
Poth Elementary School
(830) 484-3321
210 Brinkoeter
Poth, TX

Middle
Poth Junior High School
(830) 484-3323
505 N Dickson St
Poth, TX

High

Poth High School
(830) 484-3322
506 N Dickson
Poth, TX

Demographics

zip code: 78147

County Average

State Average

National Average

Neighborhood type Suburban
Population 1,888 1,643,626 22,118,509 290,809,777
Pop. density 147.4 1,796.8 79.6 79.6
Percent male 50.2% 49.3% 49.6% 49.1%
Percent female 49.8% 50.7% 50.4% 50.9%
Median age 34.1 33.4 34.0 36.5
People per household 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.6
Median household income $35,909 $37,025 $39,927 $41,994
Average income per capita $14,135 $18,375 $19,617 $21,587
 

Crime

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

Housing

Median home value $68,155 $92,900 $94,300 $170,800
Median age of homes 34.1 19.5 23.4 27.8
Home appreciation 4.7% 4.7% 2.3% 7.7%
Homes - owned 70.5% 60.6% 57.8% 63.4%
Homes - rented 23.0% 29.3% 32.8% 21.7%
Homes - vacant 6.5% 10.0% 9.4% 14.8%
Commuting by bus 0.4% 3.3% 1.9% 2.0%
Commuting by carpool 24.2% 14.6% 14.5% 14.6%
Commuting by auto 69.3% 73.2% 77.8% 71.6%
Working at home 3.0% 3.2% 2.8% 5.6%
 

Family Facts

Currently married 65.0% 55.3% 56.5% 58.3%
Never married 22.1% 25.7% 25.6% 23.8%
Divorced 4.2% 9.3% 9.8% 7.7%
Widowed 6.9% 5.9% 5.7% 7.4%
Separated 1.7% 3.8% 2.5% 2.8%
Married - w/ children 35.2% 32.3% 38.1% 28.5%
Married - no children 32.5% 27.1% 37.9% 31.3%
Single - w/ children 7.4% 12.2% 13.8% 9.3%
Single - no children 24.9% 28.4% 10.2% 30.7%

Education

High school graduates 67.8% 75.1% 75.7% 80.4%
College degree - 2 year 2.9% 8.4% 5.2% 8.2%
College degree - 4 year 8.5% 18.4% 15.6% 14.9%
Graduate degree 2.0% 9.7% 7.6% 7.0%
Expenditures per student $4,642 $5,268 $6,218 $5,896
Students per teacher 13.8 15.5 12.4 16.0
Students per librarian 724 918 995 934
Students per guidance counselor 728 918 995 560
 

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 8.00% 6.27% 7.77% 5.63%
Income tax 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.02%
Cost of living index 72.6 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 84.5 87.5 96.1 100.0
Superfund site index 100 84 93 71
UV index 6.0 6.3 5.8 4.3
 

Climate

Altitude 383 809 1,371 1,058
Rainfall (inches annually) 29.9 32.1 31.3 38.8
Snowfall (inches annually) 0.3 0.3 2.5 24.4
January avg. low temp 40.3 40.3 33.0 21.6
July avg. high temp 96.9 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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