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Atascosa County, Texas

Atascosa county is located on the grassy prairie of San Antonio. It is drained by the Atacosa River and its tributaries. Land features mesquites and other brush. Local economy consists of coal and oil plants as well as commuters to San Antonio.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $1.4M
Lowest Price $255K
Highest Price $10M
Total Listings 86
Avg. Days On Market 118
Avg. Price/SQFT $454

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Where is Atascosa County, Texas?

  • Atascosa County (at-uhs-KO-suh) is south of San Antonio on Interstate Highway 37 in the Rio Grande Plain region of south central Texas. Jourdanton, the county seat, is located on state highways 16 and 97 in central Atascosa County thirty-three miles south of San Antonio and 100 miles northwest of Corpus Christi. The geographic center point of the county is 28°50' N, 98°30' W. The county covers 1,218 square miles of level to rolling land. Elevation ranges from 350 to 700 feet, and the soils are generally deep with loamy surface layers and clayey subsoils.
  • As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 44,911. Atascosa County is part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Adjacent Counties

  • Bexar County - north
  • Wilson County - northeast
  • Karnes County - east
  • Live Oak County - southeast
  • McMullen County - south
  • La Salle County - southwest
  • Frio County - west
  • Medina County - northwest

Sites and Attractions in Atascosa County 

  • Numerous hunters are attracted to the county, particularly during the fall and winter deer seasons. Other leading attractions include the Poteet Strawberry Festival, Jourdanton Days Celebration, and the Cowboy Homecoming and Rodeo in Pleasanton.
  • The Longhorn Museum through its displays of artifacts, documents, portraits, and written excerpts portraying the history of Atascosa county. The museum devotes major efforts in documenting the area as the "Birthplace of the Cowboy".
  • Poteet Country Winery opened it's doors July 4th 1998 as one of the first 50 wineries to register in Texas. The winery was started in hopes of using the most out of the delectable Poteet strawberries when sales were too slow to keep up with the amount of strawberries ripening. Poteet strawberries are known far and wide for their taste and sweetness which is due to the combination of the perfect soil, water and weather conditions.

Farming and Ranching in Atascosa County

  • Mineral resources include clay, uranium, sand and gravel, and oil and gas. Other minerals and products include caliche and clay, lignite coal, construction and industrial sand, sulfur, and uranium.

  • The climate is subtropical-subhumid; winters are mild and summers are hot. The average annual temperature is 70°F. Temperatures range in January from an average low of 40° F to an average high of 65° and in July from 74° to 97°. The average annual precipitation is twenty-seven inches, with an average relative humidity of 84 percent at six A.M. and 51 percent at six P.M. There is no significant snowfall. The growing season averages 282 days a year, with the last freeze in late February and the first freeze in early December. The sun shines an average 65 percent of the daylight hours.

  • In 2002 the county had 1,539 farms and ranches covering 669,890 acres, 52 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 33 percent to crops, and 12 percent to woodlands. In that year local farmers and ranchers earned $51,808,000, with livestock sales accounting for $34,534,000 of that total. Beef cattle, strawberries, peanuts, corn, milo, wheat, and wine were the chief agricultural products. 


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