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"Cowboy Capital of the World"

Bandera is a city in Bandera County, in the San Antonio metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after a Mexican general.

The latitude of Bandera is 29.726N. The longitude is -99.073W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,243 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,097.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,089
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bandera demographic reports
Bandera is on the Medina River.
After the Civil War, the city served as a staging area for cattle drives.
Settled by Mormons and Polish immigrants.
Ranked No. 5 on 50 Best Places to Live list by Men's Journal magazine, 2002
Local festivals include:
  • RiverFest - June 23, 2007
  • Celebrate Bandera - Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2007
  • Ranch Heritage Weekend - Oct. 27-29, 2007
  • Harvest Fest - Nov. 17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bandera web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hill Country State Natural Area
Historic sites and museums: Frontier Times Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Bandera demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bandera County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78003 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Bandera residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bandera ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bandera was $16,502, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Bandera residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Bandera, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $406.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $646.


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Libraries in Bandera include Bandera County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bandera include Bandera Bulletin

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Bandera County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bandera political report.

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The average commute time for Bandera workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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