Geronimo, Texas

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Geronimo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Guadalupe County, Texas, United States. The population was 619 at the 2000 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

José Antonio Navarro lived here 1840-1853. As a champion of human rights, he was a signer of the Texas Declaration Independence, the Constitution of the Republic of Texas, and the Constitution of the State of Texas. He lived here on the 6,000-acre (24 km2) San Geronimo Ranch. It was located on the Geronimo Creek, named for Geronimo Flores. Geronimo Flores owned much of the land in this area, of which the town is named for. His brother, Luciano Navarro also ran a ranch in the area. The area is about seven miles (11 km) north of Seguin, Texas.

Geography

Geronimo is located at 29°39′56″N 97°57′56″W / 29.66556°N 97.96556°W / 29.66556; -97.96556 (29.665506, -97.965544)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.2 square miles (23.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 619 people, 194 households, and 157 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 67.5 people per square mile (26.1/km²). There were 209 housing units at an average density of 22.8/sq mi (8.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.21% White, 4.20% African American, 20.84% from other races, and 2.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 42.16% of the population.

There were 194 households out of which 49.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.19 and the average family size was 3.56.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 36.2% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

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