Welcome To San Juan, Texas
The City of San Juan improves the quality of life for all by providing affordable, consistently reliable, quality services so that its citizens can realize their full potential.
An exemplary service provider, the City of San Juan will be a political leader in the region, cultivating local attractions, aesthetics, location and community spirit to become a center for commerce, culture and recreation.
About San Juan
Early Spanish Colonial settlers used to celebrate St John’s day on June 24th each year which coincides with the Summer solstice and has been a very important part of Christian religious celebrations for centuries. The town of San Juan began appearing on local maps around 1904 with the development of the St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Railroad that ran between Harlingen to Sam Fordyce (just beyond Mission). The town of San Juan was established in March of 1910 and was incorporated in December of 1917. As early as the 1850s, Oblate Fathers, such as Don Pedro Keralum were riding on horseback along their trails between Brownsville, Laredo and Corpus Christi, the priests made it a point to stop at all ranches along their routes. In 1908 a church was built on the grounds of the San Juan Plantation. The Oblate Fathers dedicated it to Saint John the Baptist. Our Lady of San Juan del Valle National Shrine was named for a town in Mexico called San Juan de los Lagos where the Virgin Mary appeared to an injured acrobat’s family in the 1600s and where the statue of the Virgin was procured for San Juan’s church back in the 1940s.
There were 9,631 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.8% were non-families.9.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.8% and the average family size was 4.06%.
In the city the population was spread out with 36% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,672, and the median income for a family was $33,437. The per capita income for the city was $7,945. About 13.29% of families and 27% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.4% of those under age 18 and 25.5% of those age 65 or over.
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709 S. Nebraska St., San Juan, TX 78589