McQueeney, Texas

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McQueeney is a census-designated place (CDP) in Guadalupe County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,527 at the 2000 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

German settlers first moved to the area around 1870. When the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio railroad was built through the area in 1876, the stop was named Hilda. In 1900, a local businessman, C. F. Blumberg, built a general store east of the rail stop. Hoping to get the railroad to move the stop from Hilda to his store, Blumberg called the site McQueeney, in honor of the local railroad superintendent. The railroad was not persuaded, but the post office that opened in 1900 was called McQueeney.

Lake McQueeney was created in 1925 by damming the Guadalupe River. Treasure Island, a wealthy enclave of homeowners on Lake McQueeney, has flooded several times, most notably in 1972, 1998, and 2002.

Geography

McQueeney is located at 29°35′53″N 98°02′36″W / 29.598103°N 98.043468°W / 29.598103; -98.043468 (29.598103, -98.043468).[3] This is about 30 miles (48 km) east of San Antonio and 50 miles (80 km) south of Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.9 km2), of which, 4.2 square miles (10.7 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km2) of it (9.59%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,527 people, 1,018 households, and 722 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 608.8 people per square mile (235.1/km2). There were 1,269 housing units at an average density of 305.7/sq mi (118.1/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.61% White, 0.75% African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 8.79% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.29% of the population.

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