Guadalupe County

Guadalupe County, Texas

Guadalupe County, Texas

Justice Center Building in Guadalupe County, Texas. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.

Guadalupe County is ninety miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico in south central Texas and is bounded by Comal, Hays, Caldwell, Gonzales, Wilson, and Bexar counties. Cibolo Creek forms the border between Guadalupe and Bexar counties, and the San Marcos River separates Guadalupe and Caldwell counties. Seguin, the county seat and largest town, is on Interstate Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 90, twenty-five miles southwest of Austin and eighteen miles northeast of San Antonio. The county's center lies near Seguin at approximately 29°35' north latitude and 97°57' west longitude. The county covers 713 square miles of flat to rolling terrain with local depressions and escarpments, and its elevation ranges from 450 to 800 feet above sea level. The northwestern section, near the border with Comal and Hays counties, is part of the Blackland Prairie; the rest of the county lies in the Upper Coastal Plain. Soil types vary from dark, calcareous clay in the northwest to fine, sandy loam in the southeast. Vegetation consists primarily of mesquite, scrub brush, and grasses in drier areas of the county, while water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers flourish near creeks. The area has a mild subtropical climate, with temperatures ranging from an average high of 96° in July and an average low of 42° in January. The annual rainfall in the county averages 33 inches, and the growing season averages 275 days.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Guadalupe County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

350 ft – 952 ft

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Guadalupe County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Guadalupe County
Pop. Year Source
166,847 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Guadalupe County
People Year Source
79,827 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$44,809 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Guadalupe County
USD ($) Year Source
17,376,826,616 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Guadalupe County
USD ($) Year Source
1,884,276,553 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Guadalupe County
USD ($) Year Source
503,263,021 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
7.1 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
34.6 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
40.5 95.2 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Guadalupe County
Area (square miles) Year Source
711.3 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Guadalupe County
Area (square miles) Year Source
714.8 2019 United States Census Bureau