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The City of Universal City had a population of 19,092 as of July 1, 2021. 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 29.548 and longitude -98.2911 in Bexar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Universal City 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 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.

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Universal City, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 19,092 (100%)
Population in Households 19,085 (100.0%)
Population in Families 15,135 (79.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 3,428
Diversity Index2 73


Median Household Income $58,180
Average Household Income $73,649
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $30,150
Wealth Index5 64


Total HU (Housing Units) 8,323 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,403 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,431 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 488 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $197,357
Average Home Value $224,296
Housing Affordability Index3 147


Total Households 7,835
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 5,000
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.22% 0.63%
Households 0.26% 0.63%
Families 0.0% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
Owner Occupied HU   1.19%

Universal City, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Universal City to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 157 91st
Population Density # 131 93rd
Median Household Income # 672 62nd
Housing Affordability Index # 401 23rd
Per Capita Income # 571 67th
Diversity Index # 230 87th

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