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Converse, Texas
City Hall
City Hall
"Expanding Horizons"
Location of Converse, Texas
Location of Converse, Texas
Bexar Converse.svg
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Bexar
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Total 8.55 sq mi (22.14 km2)
 • Land 8.46 sq mi (21.91 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.24 km2)
719 ft (219 m)
 • Total 29,231
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,330.69/sq mi (1,286.03/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 210, 726 (planned)
FIPS code 48-16468
GNIS feature ID 1333257
ANSI Code 2410219

Converse is a city in Bexar County, Texas, United States, 15 miles (24 km) northeast of downtown San Antonio. As of the 2020 census, it had a population of 29,231. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In 2017, Converse proposed the annexation of 12 mi2 of territory near Randolph Air Force Base in northeastern Bexar County. Several large commercial areas are included in the annexation. The additional land would be taken in a series of phased expansions until 2033. Once completed, the area of Converse would triple in size. Municipal services would become available to an often neglected part of the county. The San Antonio City Council has unanimously approved the annexation; now the measure goes before the Converse City Council and the county commissioners.


Converse is located in eastern Bexar County. The Charles W. Anderson Loop highway around San Antonio passes along the eastern edge of Converse, separating it from Randolph Air Force Base. Converse is bordered by the cities of Live Oak and Universal City to the north, by the city of Schertz to the southeast, and by the city of San Antonio and unincorporated parts of Bexar County to the south and west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Converse has a total area of 7.1 square miles (18.3 km2), of which 7.0 square miles (18.1 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 1.28%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 1,383
1980 5,150 272.4%
1990 8,887 72.6%
2000 11,508 29.5%
2010 18,198 58.1%
2020 27,466 50.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2020, 27,466 people, 9,206 households, and 3,077 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,818.3 people per square mile (701.9/km2). The 4,009 housing units averaged 633.4 per square mile (244.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 39.68% White (non-Hispanic White 27.53%), 20.58% African American, 1.01% Native American, 2.65% Asian, 0.5% Pacific Islander, 10.65% from other races, and 5.1% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 42.91% of the population.

Of the 3,837 households, 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were not families. About 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city, the population was distributed as 31.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,947, and for a family was $49,396. Males had a median income of $32,631 versus $25,765 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,949. About 4.9% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Converse has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

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