Universal City, Texas

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City of Universal City
Randolph Air Force Base Chapel
Randolph Air Force Base Chapel
"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
CountryUnited States
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • City CouncilMayor John Williams
Richard "Dick" Neville
Tom Maxwell
Beverly Volle
Tom England
S. Bear Goolsby
William Shelby
 • City ManagerKen Taylor
 • Total5.6 sq mi (14.6 km2)
 • Land5.6 sq mi (14.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
764 ft (233 m)
 • Total18,530
 • Density2,628.2/sq mi (1,014.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
78148, 78150
Area code(s)210, 726 (planned)
FIPS code48-74408[1]
GNIS feature ID1349101[2]

Universal City is a city in Bexar County, 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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201820,773[5]12.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2010, 18,530 people, 7,575 households, and 4,973 families resided in the city. The population density was 3,321.4 people per square mile (1,282.4/km²). The 8,036 housing units averaged 1,120.5 per square mile (432.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.4% White, 10.1% African American, 0.70% Native American, 2.9% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 6.3% from other races, and 4.2% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 32.3% of the population.[7]

Of the 7,575 households, 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were not families. About 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals living alone, and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.00.[7]

In the city, the population was distributed as 27.1% from age 0 to 19, 7.5% from 20 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 98 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,900, and for a family was $61,066. The per capita income for the city was $26,019. About 13.7% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.3% of those under age 18 and 11.3% 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.[8]

Northeast Lakeview Community College, a campus of the Alamo Colleges, is located in Universal City.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. 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. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 4, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Library." City of Universal City. Retrieved on March 25, 2010.

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