Schertz is a city in Guadalupe, Bexar, and Comal counties in the U.S. state of Texas, within the San Antonio–New Braunfels metropolitan area. A major suburb of San Antonio, Schertz is the third-largest city in the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan area and the largest city of the Randolph Metrocom, which consists of cities surrounding the Randolph Air Force Base. The Metrocom is located on San Antonio’s far northeast side. In addition to Schertz, other Randolph Metrocom communities include Live Oak, Kirby, Converse, Marion, Cibolo, Universal City, Windcrest, Garden Ridge, and Selma.
The median income for a household in the city was $55,156, and the median income for a family was $59,745. Males had a median income of $38,655 versus $28,203 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,938. About 4.2% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.
The Wilenchik Walk for Life is an annual community fundraising event in March benefiting the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Cancer Therapy and Research Center. This is a 5K walk and fun run. Schertz EMS Week is held in May throughout its service area with activities ranging form a golf tournament to the EMS Extravaganza at the Forum Shopping Center. Money raised helps fund community outreach programs as well as the Bobby Dilworth Scholarship Fund. Schertz City departments, businesses, and civic and community groups participate in the annual Trunk or Treat celebration at Pickrell Park on October 31. This event is organized by Schertz Fire Rescue and provides a safe, enjoyable environment for children as an alternative to traditional trick-or-treating.