- San Angelo, Texas
official_name = City of San Angelo
nickname = The Shining Star of Texas
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location within the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Tom Green
leader_name = J.W. Lown
area_magnitude = 1 E9
area_total_km2 = 150.9
area_land_km2 = 144.8
area_water_km2 = 6.1
area_total_sq_mi = 58.2
area_land_sq_mi = 55.9
area_water_sq_mi = 2.3
elevation_m = 562
elevation_ft = 1844
latd = 31 |latm = 27 |lats = 11 |latNS = N
longd = 100 |longm = 27 |longs = 9 |longEW = W
population_as_of = 2004
population_total = 103,772
population_density_km2 = 610.8
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
latitude = 31°27'11" N
longitude = 100°27'9" W
website = http://www.sanangelotexas.org
area_code = 325
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-64472GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1375953GR|3
San Angelo is a city in and the
county seatof Tom Green CountyGR|6, Texas, United States. It is also the principal city of the "San Angelo, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area" that includes all of Irion and Tom Green counties. As of the 2000 census, San Angelo had a total population of 88,439. San Angelo is home to Angelo State Universityand is considered a major College Townin Texas.
The city is located at the
confluenceof the North Concho River and South Concho River, which in turn form the Concho River, a tributary of the Texas Colorado River.
San Angelo is also home to the
Fort Concho National Historic Landmark. During the late 19th century, it was the headquarters of the 10th Cavalry, which was made up mainly of " buffalo soldiers." A yearly Christmas festival called "Christmas at Old Fort Concho" is held at the fort today.
Local sports teams include the
San Angelo Colts, a United League Baseballminor league team; as well as the San Angelo Stampede Express, a minor league indoor football team. Goodfellow Air Force Baseis also located at the city's outskirts. The primary tasks of the units stationed there are intelligence and firefighter training. Mathis Field(also known as San Angelo Regional Airport) is the commercial airport serving the city.
San Angelo's main
newspaperis the " San Angelo Standard-Times".
San Angelo has three local TV stations: KSAN/3, which is an
NBCaffiliate, KIDY/6, which is a Fox affiliate, and KLST/8, which is a CBSaffiliate. The ABC Affiliate, KTXS is located in Abilene, TX (market 164), but has a low-powered transmitter in San Angelo and provides San Angelo with ABC programming via the call letters of KTXE.
Geography and Climate
San Angelo is located at coor dms|31|27|11|N|100|27|9|W|city (31.453113, -100.452502)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 58.2 square miles (150.9 km²), of which, 55.9 square miles (144.8 km²) of it is land and 2.3 square miles (6.1 km²) of it (4.03%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 88,439 people, 34,006 households, and 22,409 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,582.2 people per square mile (610.8/km²). There were 37,699 housing units at an average density of 674.5/sq mi (260.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.10% White, 4.73% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 13.96% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.15% of the population.
There were 34,006 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 13.8% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,232, and the median income for a family was $38,665. Males had a median income of $27,532 versus $20,470 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $17,289. About 11.6% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.
The history of the frontier town began in the late 1860s across the
North Concho Riverfrom Fort Concho, which had been established in 1867. As an early frontier town, San Angelo was characterized by saloons, prostitution, and gambling. Officers of nearby Fort Concho would not leave the garrison after dark. Shortly after the fort was established, Bartholomew DeWitt, the founder of San Angelo, bought convert|320|acre|km2 of land from Granville Sherwood for a dollar an acre and, over the river, established a trading post, which was later called Santa Angela. There are several stories as to how the town was named, including one in which it was named for DeWitt's sister-in-law, a nun in San Antonio. A local historian found that DeWitt named the town in memory of his wife, Carolina Angela, who died in 1866. The name had changed to San Angela by 1883, when application was made for a post office. The proposed name of San Angela was rejected because of the ungrammatical construction. The name should be Santa Angela or San Angelo. The latter was chosen. Oscar Ruffini,qv the architect of many of the early business buildings in San Angelo, arrived in the town shortly after the flood of 1882, which destroyed the county courthouse in Ben Ficklin, the county seat. After the voters decided on San Angelo as the new county seat, Ruffini was asked to design and supervise the construction of the new county courthouse. Ruffini remained in San Angelo, where he was the architect of about forty buildings in the downtown area, some of which are still in use.
Almost all of San Angelo is in the
San Angelo Independent School District. Small parts of San Angelo are served by the Wall Independent School District(SE San Angelo) and the Grape Creek-Pulliam Independent School District(NW San Angelo). San Angelo is home to Angelo State Universityand a branch campus of Howard College.
Crawford Goldsby(also known as "Cherokee Bill") was born in Fort Concho (across the Concho River from what is now San Angelo) on February 8, 1876.
*Frank (Bring'em Back Alive) Buck lived in San Angelo in the 1940s and 1950s.
Jack Teagardenlived in San Angelo.
College Football Hall of Famemember Pierce Holtattended Angelo State Universityand was a member of the San Francisco 49ersand Atlanta Falconsin the 1990s. He was a two-time Pro-Bowl selection.
Fess Parkergrew up on a ranch near San Angelo.
Paula DeAndawas born in San Angelo in 1989.
*Former Major Leaguer David Hulse attended San Angelo Central High School and went on to play for the Texas Rangers and
Milwaukee Brewersin the 1990s.
Cy Young Award-winning baseball pitcher Greg Madduxwas born in San Angelo.
Ernest Tubb, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, worked for several years in San Angelo and had a daily live music show on a local radio station prior to going to Nashville.
Robert Nason Beck(1928 - 2008), pioneer researcher of the uses of radioactive materials like technetium-99 for medical imaging using Positron Emission Tomography, was born and has family in San Angelo. [See obituary in [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/18/health/research/18beck.html The New York Times, August 18, 2008] ]
*Award-winning western writer and roustabout
Elmer Keltonlives in San Angelo.
tennisplayer Cliff Richey, who won 10 singles titles in the 1970s, was born in San Angelo and currently lives there.
Matthew McConaugheyowns a ranch nearby and frequently shops in San Angelo. [http://www.texaswest.com/archive/01/february/2/2.html]
Los Lonely Boysis an American Grammy-winning musical group from San Angelo that plays Tex-Mex rock with elements of blues, soul, country, and Tejano.
Monty McCutchenAmerican professional basketball refereein the National Basketball Association.
Pulitzer Prizenominee and Texas A&M Universityprofessor Joe Feaginwas born in San Angelo.
Shea Morenzgraduate of San Angelo Central, former University of Texasquarterback, who was drafted by the New York Yankees
an Angelo in Popular Culture
Marty Robbinswrote a song, "San Angelo," which he recorded and released on his 1960 album, "More Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs". The recording has since resurfaced on many Robbins compilations.
The city is mentioned in the
Hank Williams, Jr.song "Texas Women."
The city is mentioned in Texas country artist Mark David Manders's song, "Leaving San Angelo."
Part of the
Cormac McCarthynovel "All The Pretty Horses" is set in San Angelo, as is the 2000 movie adaptation. The crew of the movie version scouted locations in San Angelo, and actors Matt Damonand Henry Thomasvisited the city, but no filming took place there.
Christian rockband Third Dayhas a song called "San Angelo" on their "Wire" album.
Country artist Aaron Watson has a hit single named "San Angelo" on his album of the same name.
Roger Miller included a song entitled Tom Green County Fair on one of his albums.
* [http://www.sanangelotexas.org City of San Angelo, Texas]
* [http://www.saisd.org San Angelo Independent School District]
* [http://www.conchovalleyhomepage.com Concho Valley Homepage - Powered by KLST-TV and KSAN-TV in San Angelo]
* [http://www.gosanangelo.com San Angelo Standard-Times]
* [http://www.angelo.edu Angelo State University]
* [http://www.sanangelohotspots.com SanAngeloHotSpots.com] The premier look at San Angelo
* [http://www.sanangelo.com SanAngelo.com]
* [http://www.sanangelolive.com San Angelo LIVE!] Live events and music in San Angelo
* [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/SS/hds1.html Handbook of Texas: San Angelo Page]
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