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Cibolo, Texas
Cibolo City Hall
Cibolo City Hall
Location of Cibolo in Guadalupe County, Texas
Location of Cibolo in Guadalupe County, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Guadalupe, Bexar
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Total 20.94 sq mi (54.23 km2)
 • Land 20.91 sq mi (54.16 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
699 ft (213 m)
 • Total 15,349
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,495.91/sq mi (577.58/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 210, 726
FIPS code 48-14920
GNIS feature ID 1332832

Cibolo is a city in Guadalupe County, Texas, United States. It is part of the San Antonio–New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area. Cibolo voted to become an independent township on October 9, 1965. As of the 2010 census, Cibolo had a population of 15,349, up from 3,035 at the 2000 census. In 2019, the estimated population was 31,281.


Before the first European settlers arrived, the Comanche as well as several other Native American tribes lived in Cibolo. The name Cibolo means "buffalo" in Native American language. The community was first established when the Southern Pacific Railroad cut through the area en route to major cities like Houston and San Antonio. Over time, Cibolo developed into the suburb it is today.


Cibolo is located in western Guadalupe County, on the north side of Cibolo Creek. A small portion of the city limits south of West Schaefer Road cross a bend of Cibolo Creek to enter Bexar County. Cibolo is bordered to the south by Bexar County and to the south, west, and north by the city of Schertz. The city of New Braunfels is 14 miles (23 km) to the northeast, and downtown San Antonio is 21 miles (34 km) to the southwest.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cibolo has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.0 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.07%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 440
1980 549 24.8%
1990 1,757 220.0%
2000 3,035 72.7%
2010 15,349 405.7%
2020 32,276 110.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

In 2020, the racial and ethnic makeup of Cibolo was 43.5% non-Hispanic white, 30.7% Hispanic or Latin American of any race, 15.5% Black and African American, 3.2% Asian.

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,035 people, 1,092 households, and 848 families residing in the city. The population density was 569.5 people per square mile (219.9/km2). There were 1,176 housing units at an average density of 220.7/sq mi (85.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.09% White, 6.16% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.35% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 8.11% from other races, and 2.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.01% of the population.

There were 1,092 households, out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 29.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $53,780, and the median income for a family was $65,545. Males had a median income of $42,557 versus $26,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,988. About 4.8% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 16.6% of those age 65 or over.

By the mid-2010s, Cibolo was one of the fastest growing small cities in the United States, experiencing a nearly 900% increase in population since 2000 and growing from 3,000 to the current estimate of about 30,000 residents. Actual figures are disputed, however, due to such a huge explosion of population in such a short period of time. This has caused problems in the city, due to such unanticipated growth making developments difficult to keep up with the rapidly increasing population, and a limited amount of land.

Population over time

  • 1970 Census – 440
  • 1980 Census – 549
  • 1990 Census – 1,757
  • 2000 Census – 3,035
  • 2010 Census – 15,349
  • 2020 Census – 32,276

City logo and slogan

In 2009 the city of Cibolo introduced a new logo and a new slogan, "City of Choice".



  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is about an hour away via I-35.
  • San Antonio International Airport is 30 minutes away via I-35 and I-410.

Major thoroughfares

  • I-35.svg Interstate 35, Duluth-Des Moines-Kansas City-Wichita-Oklahoma City-DFW Metroplex-Austin-Cibolo-San Antonio-Laredo.
  • I-10.svg Interstate 10, Jacksonville-Houston-Cibolo-San Antonio-Fort Stockton-El Paso-Los Angeles
  • FM 78, Kirby-I 35-Randolph AFB-Cibolo-Marion-McQueeney-Seguin.
  • FM 1103, Cibolo.
  • The proposed Cibolo Parkway as an extension of FM 1103. The Parkway would create a direct route from I-35 to I-10.

Cibolo Parkway (Proposed)

In 2006, the City of Cibolo incorporated mobility needs into the Cibolo Future Land Use Map, Future Thoroughfare Plan, and Capital Improvement Plan.

In 2007, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) completed a study for a possible FM 1103 extension in Cibolo south to I-10. However, TxDOT determined that right-of-way acquisition issues and funding precluded such an extension for the foreseeable future. The biggest hurdles included crossing floodplains and an overpass over both FM78 and the Union Pacific Railroad.

In 2015, with explosive development in the FM 1103 area continuing, the Cibolo City Council stated they wanted to investigate options to build the extension and it formed a blue-ribbon committee of citizens to study the matter. In 2016, the committee recommended a private-public partnership to develop the road as a tollway.

In 2017, the Cibolo City Council approved an agreement with the Texas Turnpike Corporation (TTC) to move forward with the project. As of early 2018, the TTC is still conducting its feasibility study for the road to see if it is a viable project for them. In the agreement, the City of Cibolo would own the road, while TTC would fiancé the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the estimated $125 million and roughly 11 mile roadway. In exchange, TTC would collect tolls from roadway users for 50 years. At one point TTC projected the toll rate to be $0.20 a mile, with exemption for city owned vehicles.

On January 14, 2020, the Cibolo City Council voted unanimously to terminate the agreement between the City and Texas Turnpike Corporation (TTC) and Cibolo Turnpike, LP (CTLP), drawing demands for mediation from CTLP.

Notable people

  • Tommy Armstrong Jr., professional football player for the Sioux Falls Storm
  • Malcolm Brown, professional football player who is currently a free agent
  • Caden Sterns, professional football player for the Denver Broncos
  • Terence Steele, professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys

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