LaCoste, Texas

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La Coste, Texas
City hall building in LaCoste, Texas
City hall building in LaCoste, Texas
Location of La Coste, Texas
Location of La Coste, Texas
Medina County LaCoste.svg
Coordinates: 29°18′41″N 98°48′46″W / 29.31139°N 98.81278°W / 29.31139; -98.81278Coordinates: 29°18′41″N 98°48′46″W / 29.31139°N 98.81278°W / 29.31139; -98.81278
CountryUnited States
 • MayorAndrew Keller
 • Total0.63 sq mi (1.64 km2)
 • Land0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation712 ft (217 m)
 • Total1,119
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,976.23/sq mi (763.33/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code830
FIPS code48-40108[4]
GNIS feature ID1360818[2]

La Coste is a city in Medina County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,119 at the 2010 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
2019 (est.)1,247[3]11.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

2020 census[edit]

LaCoste racial composition[6]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 390 36.21%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 8 0.74%
Asian (NH) 3 0.28%
Pacific Islander (NH) 1 0.09%
Some Other Race (NH) 3 0.28%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 18 1.67%
Hispanic or Latino 654 60.72%
Total 1,077

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,077 people, 632 households, and 500 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,255 people, 416 households, and 338 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,954.0 people per square mile (757.1/km2). There were 466 housing units at an average density of 725.6/sq mi (281.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.60% White, 1.43% African American, 1.20% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 14.02% from other races, and 3.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 51.63% of the population.

In 2000 La Coste was the place in the United States with the highest percentage of its population reporting Alsatian ancestry, with 7.1% of the population reporting Alsatian ancestry.[9]

There were 416 households, out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 16.6% 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 3.01 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 31.5% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,786, and the median income for a family was $39,342. Males had a median income of $25,750 versus $19,773 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,199. About 8.5% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.


The City of La Coste is served by the Medina Valley Independent School District.


  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: LaCoste, 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. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-05-20.
  7. ^[not specific enough to verify]
  8. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  9. ^ Alsatian ancestry by city - ePodunk
  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.[7][8]