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Converse is a city in Bexar County, in the San Antonio metro area.
The community was named for the chief engineer of the Southern Pacific Railroad
The latitude of Converse is 29.517N. The longitude is -98.315W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,967.
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16% of Converse residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Converse ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Converse was $18,949, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Converse residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Converse, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $598. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $931.
Libraries in Converse include Converse Area Public Library ... View libraries
Bexar County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Converse political report.
The average commute time for Converse workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Converse between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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