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Sisterdale, Texas. Sisterdale Texas is located thirteen miles north of Boerne in north central Kendall County. The town was founded in 1847 by Nicolaus Zink, a German freethinker who surveyed New Braunfels for Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels. This community in the idyllic valley of Sister Creek became one of the famous "Latin Settlements" as Zink was joined over the next two years by Forty-Eighters fleeing after the aborted 1848 revolution in Europe.

Sisterdale opened a post office in 1851. The community was one of the centers of German abolitionism and Unionism before and during the Civil War. After the conflict it became a quiet Hill Country of farmers, with a population estimated at 150 in 1884. At that time the town had a shingle mill, a cotton gin, and a grocery store.

The community supported two businesses between 1931 and 1980, when the number rose to four. In the mid-1980s local sources estimated the population at just under 100. In 1990 it was reported as sixty and today the population has risen somewhat. The area remains active in the community and strong in the sense of small town appeal.

Elementary
Comfort Elementary School
(830) 995-3984
605 3rd St
Comfort, TX

Curington School
(830) 249-5300
601 Adler St
Boerne, TX

Middle
Comfort Middle School
(830) 995-3380
216 High St
Comfort, TX

Center Point Middle School
(830) 634-2533
201 China
Center Point, TX

High
Comfort High School
(830) 995-3533
143 US Highway 87
Comfort, TX

Boerne High School
(830) 249-5100
1 Greyhound Ln
Boerne, TX

Zip Code: 78006 & 78015

Demographics

zip code: 78006

County Average

State Average

National Average

Neighborhood type Small Town
Population 18,954 1,643,626 22,118,509 290,809,777
Pop. density 57.9 1,796.8 79.6 79.6
Percent male 48.1% 49.3% 49.6% 49.1%
Percent female 52.0% 50.7% 50.4% 50.9%
Median age 38.6 33.4 34.0 36.5
People per household 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.6
Median household income $56,446 $37,025 $39,927 $41,994
Average income per capita $26,757 $18,375 $19,617 $21,587
 

Crime

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

Housing

Median home value $176,434 $92,900 $94,300 $170,800
Median age of homes 38.6 19.5 23.4 27.8
Home appreciation 2.6% 4.7% 2.3% 7.7%
Homes - owned 74.0% 60.6% 57.8% 63.4%
Homes - rented 18.7% 29.3% 32.8% 21.7%
Homes - vacant 7.4% 10.0% 9.4% 14.8%
Commuting by bus 0.1% 3.3% 1.9% 2.0%
Commuting by carpool 12.8% 14.6% 14.5% 14.6%
Commuting by auto 80.9% 73.2% 77.8% 71.6%
Working at home 4.3% 3.2% 2.8% 5.6%
 

Family Facts

Currently married 63.7% 55.3% 56.5% 58.3%
Never married 18.5% 25.7% 25.6% 23.8%
Divorced 8.3% 9.3% 9.8% 7.7%
Widowed 7.1% 5.9% 5.7% 7.4%
Separated 2.4% 3.8% 2.5% 2.8%
Married - w/ children 31.1% 32.3% 38.1% 28.5%
Married - no children 35.6% 27.1% 37.9% 31.3%
Single - w/ children 8.7% 12.2% 13.8% 9.3%
Single - no children 24.6% 28.4% 10.2% 30.7%

Education

High school graduates 87.9% 75.1% 75.7% 80.4%
College degree - 2 year 5.3% 8.4% 5.2% 8.2%
College degree - 4 year 22.9% 18.4% 15.6% 14.9%
Graduate degree 12.1% 9.7% 7.6% 7.0%
Expenditures per student $4,311 $5,268 $6,218 $5,896
Students per teacher 15.8 15.5 12.4 16.0
Students per librarian 1,182 918 995 934
Students per guidance counselor 502 918 995 560
 

Economy

Unemployment rate 2.9% 5.1% 6.0% 5.7%
Recent job growth 5.8% 2.0% 0.9% 1.4%
Future job growth 29.3% 2.0% 0.9% 10.5%
Sales tax 8.25% 6.27% 7.77% 5.63%
Income tax 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.02%
Cost of living index 97.0 77.9 80.0 100.0
 

Health

Air quality 76 16 63 48
Watershed quality 100 74 71 54
Physicians per capita 233.0 269.7 81.7 168.5
Health cost index 92.7 87.5 96.1 100.0
Superfund site index 100 84 93 71
UV index 6.1 6.3 5.8 4.3
 

Climate

Altitude 1,444 809 1,371 1,058
Rainfall (inches annually) 37.0 32.1 31.3 38.8
Snowfall (inches annually) 0.3 0.3 2.5 24.4
January avg. low temp 34.3 40.3 33.0 21.6
July avg. high temp 92.6 95.3 94.6 86.4
Days of precipitation annually 82 82 77 112
Days mostly sunny annually 224 224 235 205
Sisterdale index (during hot weather) 29 23 27 44
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