Hondo, Texas

Hondo, Texas

Hondo, the seat of Medina County, is located approximately 40 miles west of downtown San Antonio. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.

Hondo, the county seat of Medina County, is on U.S. Highway 90 and the Southern Pacific Railroad, forty-one miles west of mid-town San Antonio. The Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway built through the county from the east in 1881, and the first sale out of its Hondo City plat was made on October 1, 1881. The community had twenty-five residents in 1884, 200 in 1892, and 2,500 in 1915. A post office designated Hondo City began operation in 1882.

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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Pop. Year Source
8,289 2020 United States Census Bureau
9,522 2019 Texas Demographic Center
8,803 2010 United States Census Bureau
7,897 2000 United States Census Bureau
6,018 1990 United States Census Bureau
6,057 1980 United States Census Bureau
5,487 1970 United States Census Bureau
4,992 1960 United States Census Bureau
4,188 1950 United States Census Bureau