San Angelo is a city in and is also the county seat of Tom Green County, Texas. According to the official US Census, conducted in 2000, the population of the city was over 88,000; the 2010 Census, however, put the population at over 97,500, which is fairly decent growth over the course of a decade. San Angelo is also a principal city of the San Angelo Metropolitan Area, which is currently home to over 111,800 residents. The City of San Angelo is also the location of Goodfellow Air Force Base, which is a major economic force in the region.
The city was founded near what was known at the time as Fort Concho, an outpost on the Texan frontier in 1867. The soldiers’ families came to the fort, like with many western outposts, and San Angelo grew quickly into a small yet-bustling city complete with a post office, school and a church. During the last quarter of the 19th century, railroad companies began seeing the potential of the city and the region that it is located in, and built lines through the area; this led to steady population growth, as new residents and businesses flocked to San Angelo to take advantage of the rail lines. Today, the city is continuing to grow, and economic output is high while the economy in general is rather diverse, with a good mix of retail and other services as well as manufacturing and other industrial endeavors.
During the summer months, daily highs usually reach into the low-to-mid 90’s during the day, with lows often dropping down into the low-to-mid 70’s. During the winter months, temperatures tend to be more mild, resulting in daily highs averaging in the low-to-mid 50’s, with overnight lows usually dropping down into the low-to-mid 30’s. Despite the low temperatures in the winter, snow is generally uncommon, as its climate is generally more desert-like, being located so close to the Edwards Plateau.
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