Cibolo, Texas

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Cibolo, Texas
Location of Cibolo in Guadalupe County, Texas
Location of Cibolo in Guadalupe County, Texas
Coordinates: 29°34′2″N 98°14′6″W / 29.56722°N 98.23500°W / 29.56722; -98.23500Coordinates: 29°34′2″N 98°14′6″W / 29.56722°N 98.23500°W / 29.56722; -98.23500
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
Counties Guadalupe, Bexar
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Allen Dunn
Jennifer Schultes
Verlin "Doug" Garrett
Marchell Camp-Gebhardt
Ted Gibbs
Jim Russell
Mayor Pro Tem Jay Hogue
Glenn Weber Jr.
 • City Manager Robert T. Herrera
 • Total 6.58 sq mi (17.03 km2)
 • Land 6.57 sq mi (17.02 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 699 ft (213 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 19,580
 • Estimate (2015) 26,637
 • Density 4,054/sq mi (1,565.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 78108
Area code(s) 210, 726 (planned)
FIPS code 48-14920[1]
GNIS feature ID 1332832[2]

Cibolo is a city in Guadalupe and Bexar counties, Texas, United States. It is part of the San Antonio–New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area. Cibolo was officially established in 1965. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 19,580,[3] up from 3,035 at the 2000 census.[4] As of 2015 the estimated population was 26,637.[5]


Before the first European settlers arrived, the Comanche as well as several other Native American tribes lived in Cibolo. The name Cibolo means "buffalo" in[which?]Native American language. The community was first established when the Southern Pacific Railroad cut through the area en route to major cities like Houston and San Antonio. Over time, Cibolo developed into the suburb it is today.[6]


Cibolo is located in western Guadalupe County, on the north side of Cibolo Creek. A small portion of the city limits south of West Schaefer Road cross a bend of Cibolo Creek to enter Bexar County.[7] Cibolo is bordered to the south by Bexar County and to the south, west, and north by the city of Schertz. The city of New Braunfels is 14 miles (23 km) to the northeast, and downtown San Antonio is 21 miles (34 km) to the southwest.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cibolo has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.0 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.07%, is water.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 440
1980 549 24.8%
1990 1,757 220.0%
2000 3,035 72.7%
2010 15,349 405.7%
Est. 2016 27,855 [8] 81.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,035 people, 1,092 households, and 848 families residing in the city. The population density was 569.5 people per square mile (219.9/km²). There were 1,176 housing units at an average density of 220.7/sq mi (85.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.09% White, 6.16% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.35% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 8.11% from other races, and 2.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.01% of the population.

There were 1,092 households out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $53,780, and the median income for a family was $65,545. Males had a median income of $42,557 versus $26,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,988. About 4.8% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 16.6% of those age 65 or over.


Cibolo is served by the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District (SCUCISD).

  • Maxine and Lutrell Watts Elementary
  • O.G. Wiederstein Elementary
  • Barbara C. Jordan Intermediate
  • Elaine S. Schlather Intermediate
  • J. Frank Dobie Junior High
  • Samuel Clemens High School
  • Byron P. Steele II High School
  • Cibolo Center at Marion Dolford Learning Center
  • Green Valley Elementary
  • Cibolo Valley Elementary

City logo and slogan[edit]

In 2009 the city of Cibolo introduced a new logo and a new slogan, "City of Choice".

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Cibolo city, Texas (revision of 12-20-2012)". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (G001): Cibolo city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Cibolo City History". Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "TIGERweb". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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