Devine, Texas

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Devine, Texas
Downtown Devine, Texas
Downtown Devine, Texas
Location within Medina County
Location within Medina County
Devine is located in Texas
Location within Texas
Devine is located in the United States
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 29°8′38″N 98°54′22″W / 29.14389°N 98.90611°W / 29.14389; -98.90611Coordinates: 29°8′38″N 98°54′22″W / 29.14389°N 98.90611°W / 29.14389; -98.90611
CountryUnited States
 • Total3.22 sq mi (8.35 km2)
 • Land3.21 sq mi (8.32 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation646 ft (197 m)
 • Total4,350
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,502.49/sq mi (580.20/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code830
FIPS code48-20152[4]
GNIS feature ID1355983[2]

Devine is a city in Medina County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,350 at the 2010 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Devine, Texas, is named for Hon. Thomas J. Devine, a native of San Antonio.[5]


Devine is located at 29°8′38″N 98°54′22″W / 29.14389°N 98.90611°W / 29.14389; -98.90611 (29.143908, –98.906174).[6] This is 25 miles southwest of Downtown San Antonio. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)4,829[3]11.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2020 census[edit]

Devine racial composition[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,551 35.87%
Black or African American (NH) 31 0.72%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 14 0.32%
Asian (NH) 8 0.19%
Pacific Islander (NH) 1 0.02%
Some Other Race (NH) 18 0.42%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 58 1.34%
Hispanic or Latino 2,643 61.12%
Total 4,324

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,324 people, 1,734 households, and 1,294 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,140 people, 1,443 households, and 1,079 families living in the city. The population density was 1,331.4 people per square mile (514.0/km2). There were 1,551 housing units at an average density of 498.8 per square mile (192.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 76.64% White, 0.68% African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 18.53% from other races, and 3.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 52.25% of the population.

There were 1,443 households, out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 29.3% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,712, and the median income for a family was $35,429. Males had a median income of $26,395 versus $18,605 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,530. About 16.6% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.4% of those under age 18 and 29.1% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Devine is served by the Devine Independent School District.

Popular culture[edit]

The city serves as the setting for the murder mystery The Lesser of Two Evils [1] by Zoe E. Whitten. NatureSweet, a tomato cultivar, was founded in the city.[11]


The city is a General Law A Municipality with Government of a Mayor and Five Councilmen and/or Councilwomen. The mayor is Cory Thompson.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Devine, Texas
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 105.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-05-20.
  9. ^[not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  11. ^ New Campaign to Highlight NatureSweet's Growing Standards
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[9][10]

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