Lytle, Texas

Lytle is a city in Atascosa, Bexar, and Medina counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 2,492 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Lytle, Texas
St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Lytle (established December 8, 1948)
A city on the grow!
Location of Lytle, Texas
Coordinates: 29°13′59″N 98°48′0″W
CountryUnited States
CountiesAtascosa, Medina, Bexar
  Total4.5 sq mi (12 km2)
  Land4.45 sq mi (11.5 km2)
  Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
722 ft (220 m)
  Density550/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)830
FIPS code48-45288[1]
GNIS feature ID1362011[2]


Lytle is located in the northern corner of Atascosa County at 29°13′59″N 98°48′00″W (29.233066, -98.799877).[4] Most of the city lies in Atascosa County; only small portions extend into Bexar and Medina counties.

Interstate 35 passes through the southeast part of the city, with access from Exit 131. Lytle's Main Street is Texas State Highway 132, following the route of the former U.S. Route 81 southwest to Natalia and Devine before rejoining I-35. Downtown San Antonio is 25 miles (40 km) northeast via I-35, and Laredo is 133 miles (214 km) to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.45 square miles (11.5 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.[5]


Historical population
Est. 20183,005[6]20.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,383 people, 811 households, and 633 families residing in the city. The population density was 593.4 people per square mile (228.9/km²). There were 898 housing units at an average density of 223.6/sq mi (86.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.81% White, 0.46% African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 21.57% from other races, and 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 61.18% of the population. There were 811 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% 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 3.38.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,857, and the median income for a family was $40,699. Males had a median income of $27,734 versus $21,129 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,826. About 15.0% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.


Lytle was founded in 1882 by cattleman Captain John T.[8] Lytle after a railroad station was established in the area, and was incorporated on October 27, 1951.[9]


The Lytle Independent School District serves almost all of Lytle and is home to the Lytle High School Pirates. A small sliver of Lytle (the portion in Bexar County) is served by the Southwest Independent School District. Another portion is in the Natalia Independent School District.

English artist Cornelia Parker retrieved charcoal from a Baptist church struck by lightning in Lytle and reassembled the pieces in her installation Mass (Colder Darker Matter) 1997 which was displayed in the Frith Street Gallery in London, England. Parker's art has been described as an "imaginative investigation into the nature of matter."[10][11]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lytle has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[12]


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