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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

49,283
7.1
1,334.4
1,325.4
570–1,995
30.32
39.1
94.9
21,235
3.6
$79,680,589
$36,697
$5,469,077,638
$522,105,258

map of Medina County
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Physical Features: Southwestern county with scenic hills in north; south has fertile valleys, rolling surface; Medina River, Medina Lake.

Economy: Agribusiness, tourism, commuters to San Antonio.

locator map for Medina County

History: Lipan Apaches and Comanches in area. Settled by Alsatians led by Henri Castro in 1844. Mexican immigration increased after 1900. County created and organized in 1848 from Bexar; named for river, probably for Spanish engineer Pedro Medina.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 44.3; Black, 2.8; Hispanic, 51.4; Asian, 0.9; Other, 1.2; Two or more races, 1.4.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 602; deaths, 428; marriages, 310; divorces, 112.

Recreation: A leading deer area; scenic drives, camping, fishing, historic buildings, museum, market trail days most months.

 Minerals: Oil and natural gas.

Agriculture: Cattle, corn, grains, cotton, hay, vegetables; 50,000 acres irrigated. Market value $115.5 million.

HONDO (9,279) county seat; flight training center, aerospace industry, agribusiness, varied manufacturing, hunting leases; hospital; prisons; wild game festival in January.

Castroville (2,907) farming; tourism; commuting to San Antonio; Landmark Inn, museum; St. Louis Day celebration in August.

Devine (4,771) commuters, shipping for truck crop-livestock; fall festival in October.

Other towns: D’Hanis (825), La Coste (1,184), Natalia (1,485), Riomedina (60), Yancey (209). Also, Lytle (2,866, mostly in Atascosa County).

Medina pronunciation

 

St. Louis Church in Castroville

St. Louis Church in Castroville. Photo by Robert Plocheck.