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Staples, Texas
Staples-tx2016-13(camp-clark-CSA).jpg
Country United States
State Texas
County Guadalupe
Incorporated 2008
Area
 • Total 1.50 sq mi (3.89 km2)
 • Land 1.50 sq mi (3.88 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 267
 • Estimate 
(2019)
277
 • Density 185.16/sq mi (71.47/km2)
ZIP code
78670
Area code(s) 210, 726 (planned)
FIPS code 48-70052
GNIS feature ID 1369103

Staples is a city in northeastern Guadalupe County, Texas, United States. In an election held on May 10, 2008, its residents voted to incorporate the community as a city. A total of 125 votes were cast, with 87 (69.6%) in favor of incorporation and 38 (30.4%) against. The population is approximately 220 and it is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The city held its first municipal election on November 4, 2008. Eddie Daffern, an organizer of the incorporation effort, was elected unopposed as Mayor. A total of seven candidates ran for the five Alderman positions. Those elected include Carol Wester, who received 70 votes, followed by Ronnie Clark with 67 votes, Bert "Bubba" Reinke and William A. York – both winning 52 votes, and Shaun Seale with 40.

As of the 2010 census, Staples had a population of 267, along with a barber shop, two beauty shops, and a cafe.

Geography

Staples is located in northeastern Guadalupe County, just west of the San Marcos River, which forms the border with Caldwell County. It is 11 miles (18 km) southeast of San Marcos, 21 miles (34 km) northeast of Seguin, the Guadalupe County seat, 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Luling, and 16 miles southwest of Lockhart. Texas State Highway 130 runs through the southern part of Staples, providing a new freeway route between Austin, 41 miles (66 km) to the north, and San Antonio, 56 miles (90 km) to the southwest.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Staples has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.30%, are water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 30
1880 45 50.0%
1890 125 177.8%
1900 150 20.0%
1920 120
1930 100 −16.7%
1940 250 150.0%
1950 150 −40.0%
1960 140 −6.7%
1970 70 −50.0%
1980 65 −7.1%
1990 75 15.4%
2000 350 366.7%
2010 267 −23.7%
2019 (est.) 277 3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

Education

Students living in Staples are zoned to schools in the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District.

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