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Floresville, Texas
—  City  —
Floresville water tower
Location of Floresville, Texas
Coordinates: 29°8′11″N 98°9′28″W / 29.13639°N 98.15778°W / 29.13639; -98.15778
Country United States
State Texas
County Wilson
Area
 - Total 4.8 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 - Land 4.8 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 390 ft (119 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 5,868
 - Density 1,234.5/sq mi (476.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78114
Area code(s) 830
FIPS code 48-26160[1]
GNIS feature ID 1357499[2]

Floresville is a city in Wilson County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,868 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Wilson County.[3] The city is also part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Floresville was the birthplace of former Texas Governor, United States Secretary of the Treasury, and Republican presidential contender John Bowden Connally, Jr. (1917-1993), and his seven siblings, including actor Merrill Connally (1921-2001) and Wayne Connally (1923-2000), a former member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature. The Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville is named for John, Merrill, and Wayne Connally.

Floresville was also the birthplace of Vicente T. Ximenes (born 1919), a former member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a civil rights activist.

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Geography

Floresville is located at 29°8′11″N 98°9′28″W / 29.13639°N 98.15778°W / 29.13639; -98.15778 (29.136255, -98.157908).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,868 people, 1,908 households, and 1,457 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,234.5 people per square mile (477.0/km²). There were 2,114 housing units at an average density of 444.8/sq mi (171.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 7.32% White, 1.64% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 22.89% from other races, and 3.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 64.01% of the population.

There were 1,908 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,093, and the median income for a family was $34,482. Males had a median income of $27,152 versus $19,616 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,340. About 14.0% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The City of Floresville is served by the Floresville Independent School District.

Film Appearances

Portions of the 1974 feature film Sugarland Express directed by Steven Spielberg were filmed in Floresville. In the film the town is called "Rodrigo". Other scenes were filmed at various locations in Wilson County and at the nearby Lone Oak Community.

Portions of the 1980s movie The Big Brawl with Jackie Chan were filmed in Floresville's downtown area.

Portions of The Great Waldo Pepper, starring Robert Redford, were filmed just outside Floresville and the neighboring city of Poth.

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References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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