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Facts About Pleasanton, Texas

a wonderland in our midst!


Machu Picchu

A number of people are surprised that Pleasanton is only 374 feet above sea level



Essential Data

Pleasanton, Texas is located 28:57:53 N 98:29:29 W, which places it about 110 miles south-southwest of Austin and 110 miles north by north-northwest of Corpus Christi. No other place can make that claim. The official elevation of Pleasanton is 374 feet above sea level, but parts of the city are higher than that and parts of the city are lower. It is a great mystery as to exactly where the elevation is the reported 374 feet, as no one can find a marker specifying the spot. Some folks think it is near the second pecan tree from the southeast corner of Atascosa River Park, while others are sure it's at the City Water Tower, but in fact these are wild speculations. Personally, I think it's on the center-line of Main Street in front of Wright's Jewelers.


Pleasanton's Population

Depending on whom one turns for data, the population of the City of Pleasanton, Texas is between 7,632 and 8,644. I personally can't account for this wide discrepancy. The 2000 census recorded 8,244 (or was it 8,266?) residents, but the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and a tarot card reader who stopped for water in Coughran estimate the population at better than 8,700. However, if one includes the surrounding metropolitan population into the Pleasanton Metroplex area, the true figure should approach 1.8 million.*



* This figure is arrived at by adding together the populations of the City of Pleasanton proper and the neighborhoods which lie outside Pleasanton's city limits. These neighborhoods go by various names, such as Coughran, Leming, Poteet, Jourdanton, Charlotte, Christine, Shady Oaks, Loyosa, Elmendorf, Somerset, Floresville, San Antonio, and others. In each case, the residents display an afinity to Pleasanton and identify themselves with it, even though the United States Postal Service doesn't.



Thus, Pleasanton has the perfect population for just about everyone. Those who desire living in a small town (we prefer to call it a small city) will love Pleasanton, Texas. Those who seek the excitement and cultural attractions of a huge metropolitan area will also find what they seek here. Just don't be swayed by those shysters up in San Antonio into believing the world revolves around them. Anyone with a good map and decent eyesight can plainly see that San Antonio is just a neighborhood residing a few miles outside Pleasanton's city limits.


Pleasanton's Climate


Hanawi Falls, Hawaii

The climate in Pleasanton
reminds some people of Hawaii....


The residents of Pleasanton, Texas enjoy a comfortable annual temperature of 70 degrees F. and an average rainfall of 26.1 inches. The mean temperature on January 1st is 50 degrees F. and on June 1st is 78 degrees F. In between those dates, it can flucuate down to 22 degrees F. and upward to 110, but such extreems are rare.

The prevailing winds are from the southeast and are called "southeasterlies" by the locals. Winter cold spells always migrate down from the north and are called "northerns." If a northern brings freezing temperatures into the area, it is called a "blue northern." Snow is a rarity in Pleasanton, but if you took all the snows recorded here and averaged them out, you'd find the average annual snowfall is one-half inch. This is a misleading statistic, for a dozen years might pass without so much as a single snowflake falling.

In a word, the climate in Pleasanton is "pleasant."


Pleasanton's Motto

Pleasanton, Texas is known throughout the world as "The City of Live Oaks and Friendly Folks." In a word, it's "pleasant."



This page was updated December 12th, 2002 by Jack Keller of Pleasanton, Texas.




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The author has spared no expense in researching this page. A Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce pamphlet was consulted and a 20-minute internet search was conducted to ascertain the facts herein.