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Universal City, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Universal City had a population of 19,420 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Universal City, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,420
Daytime Population: Workers 5,914
Daytime Population: Residents 9,836
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,750
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 19,412
Population in Familes 15,478
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 3,481
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $61,437
Average Household Income $76,134
Per Capita Income $30,616


Total Housing Units 8,233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,079 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,784 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 370 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $159,463
Average Home Value $178,946


Total Households 7,863
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 5,062
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.65% 0.91%
Households 0.52% 0.86%
Families 0.24% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

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, 2017 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 Density # 127 93rd
Diversity Index # 257 85th
Median Household Income # 368 79th
Per Capita Income # 379 78th

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