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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

155,265
18.0
714.8
711.3
350–952
34.62
40.5
95.2
77,172
3.1
$426,320,343
$41,103
$15,038,477,890
$1,631,476,289

map of Guadalupe County
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Physical Features: South central county bisected by Guadalupe River, Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeney; level to rolling surface; sandy, loam, blackland soils.

Economy: Varied manufacturing, commuting to San Antonio, agribusiness.

locator map for Guadalupe County

History: Karankawas, Comanches, and other tribes until the 1850s. The first Spanish land grant was in 1806 to José de la Baume. DeWitt colonists arrived in 1827. County created, organized, in 1846 from Bexar, Gonzales counties; named for the river.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 51.2; Black, 8.1; Hispanic, 37.6; Asian, 1.8; Other, 1.2; Two or more races, 2.6.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 1,786; deaths, 1,043; marriages, 582; divorces, 476.

Recreation: Fishing, hunting, river floating; Sebastopol House, other historic sites; river drive; Fiestas Juan Seguin in June, Diez y Seis in September in Seguin.

Minerals: Oil, gas, gravel, clays.

Agriculture: Cattle, corn, milo, wheat, cotton, hay, nursery crops, pecans. Market value $61.6 million.

SEGUIN (28,430) county seat; varied manufacturing/logistics, health care, government/services; hospital, museums, heritage village; Texas Lutheran University; Pecan Fest in late October.

Other towns include: Cibolo (27,290), Geronimo (1,117), Kingsbury (873), Marion (1,110), McQueeney (2,689), New Berlin (588),  Redwood (4,851), Santa Clara (755), Schertz (37,841, parts in Bexar and Comal counties), Staples (274).

Also, part [10,154] of New Braunfels, part [1,377] of Selma and a small part of San Marcos.

Guadalupe pronunciation

 

 

Trucks at Seguin along Interstate 10

Trucks at Seguin along Interstate 10, a major east-west freight route. Photo from FEMA (CC).