Windcrest, Texas

Windcrest is a city in Bexar County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,105 at the 2000 census.


Windcrest is located at (29.515930, -98.379666).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 5,105 people, 2,232 households, and 1,618 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,808.9 people per square mile (1,083.0/km²). There were 2,297 housing units at an average density of 1,263.9/sq mi (487.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.00% White, 8.23% African American, 0.31% Native American, 2.10% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 3.80% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.93% of the population.

There were 2,232 households out of which 16.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.59.

In the city the population was spread out with 14.6% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 15.9% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 36.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 56 years. For every 100 females there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $60,596, and the median income for a family was $69,156. Males had a median income of $38,545 versus $32,457 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,120. About 4.6% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 0.4% of those age 65 or over.

The median home price in Windcrest has steadily increased over the past 6 years. In 2000, the median home cost $115,900, but by 2005 this number has risen to $132,740. The median size of homes in this area is 2,250 square feet.


The city is served by North East Independent School District.

City of Lights

Windcrest residents are strongly encouraged every year to participate in decorating their yards for the annual "City of Lights" attraction during the Christmas holiday season. Traffic increases heavily in the city at night due to people driving through to view the lights. The City of Lights attraction draws in viewers from all over San Antonio. Recognition is given in different categories for creative displays.


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