Universal City, Texas

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City of Universal City
Randolph Air Force Base Chapel
Randolph Air Force Base Chapel
Motto: "The Gateway to Randolph AFB"
Location of Universal City, Texas
Location of Universal City, Texas
Bexar UniversalCity.svg
Coordinates: 29°33′10.381″N 98°18′27.274″W / 29.55288361°N 98.30757611°W / 29.55288361; -98.30757611Coordinates: 29°33′10.381″N 98°18′27.274″W / 29.55288361°N 98.30757611°W / 29.55288361; -98.30757611
Country United States
State Texas
County Bexar
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council

Mayor John Williams
Richard “Dick” Neville
Tom Maxwell

Beverly Volle
John Agnew
Will Reece
David D. Swiger
 • City Manager Ken Taylor
 • Total 5.6 sq mi (14.6 km2)
 • Land 5.6 sq mi (14.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 764 ft (233 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 14,849
 • Density 2,628.2/sq mi (1,014.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 78148, 78150
Area code(s) 210
FIPS code 48-74408[1]
GNIS feature ID 1349101[2]
Website www.universalcitytexas.com

Universal City is a city located in Bexar and Guadalupe counties, Texas, United States. It borders San Antonio to the northeast, and is adjacent to Randolph Air Force Base. The population was 18,530 at the 2010 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Universal City was established in 1960.[3] Through Universal City is Pat Booker Road, the commercial thoroughfare of the city.


The mean center of Universal City is located at 29°33′10.381″N 98°18′27.274″W / 29.55288361°N 98.30757611°W / 29.55288361; -98.30757611 (29.552883698, -98.307576166).[4] This is about 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Downtown San Antonio.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.7 square miles (15 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 14,849 people, 5,995 households, and 4,220 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,628.2 people per square mile (1,014.7/km²). There were 6,331 housing units at an average density of 1,120.5 per square mile (432.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.54% White, 6.42% African American, 0.75% Native American, 2.88% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 5.60% from other races, and 3.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.59% of the population.

There were 5,995 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,501, and the median income for a family was $59,109. Males had a median income of $35,762 versus $26,755 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,189. About 5.9% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.


Universal City is served by the Judson and Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School Districts.

The Universal City Public Library is in the city.[5]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Official Website of Universal City, Texas". Official Website of Universal City, Texas. Retrieved July 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Library." City of Universal City. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.

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