Uvalde, Texas

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Uvalde is a city in and the county seat of Uvalde County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 14,929 at the 2000 census.

Uvalde was founded by Reading Wood Black as the town of Encina. It is usually considered the southern limit of the Texas Hill Country or the most northerly part of South Texas.

Uvalde was the home of John Nance "Cactus Jack" Garner, former Speaker of the House and Vice President of the United States. Actor Matthew McConaughey, actress Dale Evans, activist Katherine Gabrielle and former Governor of Texas Dolph Briscoe (for whom the post office is named), were born in Uvalde. The city is also home to the Grammy Award winning Tejano/Norteño group Los Palominos.



As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 14,929 people, 4,796 households, and 3,716 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,220.2 people per square mile (857.8/km²). There were 5,313 housing units at an average density of 790.1/sq mi (305.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.27% White, 0.47% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 22.12% from other races, and 2.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 75.48% of the population.

There were 4,796 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.50.

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