Profile for Shiner, Texas, TX
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Shiner is a city in Lavaca County.
The latitude of Shiner is 29.428N. The longitude is -97.17W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 358 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,044.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Shiner demographic reports
Established as a trade center for German and Czech farmers
The Spoetzl Brewery, home to Shiner Bock beer and others, is located here. It claims to be the oldest independent brewery in the state.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ross Youngs, baseball player
Local festivals include:
- Bocktoberfest - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Shiner web sites and events links in the sections below.
Shiner attractions: Spoetzl Brewery
Historic sites and museums: Wolters Memorial 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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Ancestry & family history
21% of Shiner residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shiner ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shiner was $16,942, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Shiner residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Shiner festival dates:
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Median rent in Shiner, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $310. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $611.
Libraries in Shiner include Shiner Public Library ... View libraries
Lavaca County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shiner political report.
The average commute time for Shiner workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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