Universal City is located across the Union Pacific Railroad tracks from the main gate of Randolph Air Force Base in northeast Bexar County. Covering 5.7 square miles, the city is enclosed by Randolph and the cities of Converse, Live Oak, Selma, and Schertz. The genesis of Universal City occurred when three San Antonio doctors, Henry H. Ogilvie (1885–1945), Witten B. Russ (1874–1964), and Samuel P. Cunningham (1876–1930), bought farmland in late 1929 in speculation that the future military airfield across the tracks would attract businesses and homeowners. Developer Aubrey Milner named the tract Universal City in 1931 to recognize what he hoped would be the universal importance of the neighboring airfield.
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|21,822||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|18,530||2010||Texas Demographic Center|
|14,849||2000||Texas Demographic Center|
|13,057||1990||Texas Demographic Center|
|10,720||1980||Texas Demographic Center|
|7,613||1970||Texas Demographic Center|