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Universal City, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Universal City had a population of 19,114 as of July 1, 2016. Universal City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Universal City is located at latitude 29.552 and longitude -98.3076 in Bexar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Universal City (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Bexar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 764 feet.

The City of Universal City (GNIS ID: 2412134) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Universal City is located within San Antonio Northeast Division of Bexar County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Universal City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Universal City, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,114
Population in Households 19,106
Population in Familes 15,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 3,426
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 7,771
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 4,998
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,009 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,761 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 409 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $159,608
Average Home Value $174,832


Median Household Income $59,705
Average Household Income $72,790
Per Capita Income $29,395
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.95%
Households 0.41% 0.85%
Families 0.08% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Universal City, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Universal City to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 151 91st
Population Density1 # 128 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 258 85th
Median Household Income # 360 79th
Per Capita Income # 365 79th

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