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

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Hondo Creek, which has a name deriving from Spanish for "deep."

The latitude of Hondo is 29.347N. The longitude is -99.141W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 892 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,208.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$27,917
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hondo demographic reports
A sign at the edge of town warns, "This is God's country. Don't drive through it like hell."
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 27. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1995 movie, "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls"
Local festivals include:
  • Medina County Fair - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hondo web sites and events links in the sections below.
Hondo attractions: Hondo Hootenanny
Historic sites and museums: Medina County Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hondo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Medina 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 78861 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Hondo residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hondo ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hondo was $12,635, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

7% of Hondo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Hondo festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hondo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $336.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $700.


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Libraries

Libraries in Hondo include Hondo Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Hondo include Hondo Anvil Herald

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Hondo workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Hondo include Executive Inn of Hondo.

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