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Alamo Heights, Texas
Location of Alamo Heights, Texas
Location of Alamo Heights, Texas
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Bexar
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
801 ft (244 m)
 • Total 7,031
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,818/sq mi (1,474.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 210, 726 (planned)
FIPS code 48-01600
GNIS feature ID 1329300

Alamo Heights is an incorporated city that is surrounded by the city of San Antonio in Bexar County in the U.S. state of Texas. At the time of the 2010 census, the population of Alamo Heights was 7,031. It is part of the Greater San Antonio metropolitan area. A portion of the University of the Incarnate Word is in Alamo Heights.

Alamo Heights is about 5 miles (8 km) north of downtown San Antonio, the urban core of the seventh largest city in America, and is completely surrounded by the city of San Antonio.


Alamo Heights is located at 29°28′58″N 98°28′2″W / 29.48278°N 98.46722°W / 29.48278; -98.46722 (29.482881, -98.467271). It is bordered by the following neighborhoods: Lincoln Heights to the north, Olmos Park to the west, Brackenridge Park and Fort Sam Houston to the south, and Terrell Hills to the east. All of them are districts within San Antonio except for Terrell Hills and Olmos Park, both independent cities like Alamo Heights. Alamo Heights is about 3 miles (5 km) south of the San Antonio International Airport and 5 miles (8 km) north of downtown San Antonio, both of which are accessible via Broadway and U.S. 281 North.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Alamo Heights has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 3,874
1940 5,700 47.1%
1950 8,000 40.4%
1960 7,552 −5.6%
1970 6,933 −8.2%
1980 6,252 −9.8%
1990 6,502 4.0%
2000 7,319 12.6%
2010 7,031 −3.9%
Est. 2015 8,038 14.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 7,319 people, 3,197 households, and 1,819 families residing in this city. The population density was 3,964.9 people per square mile (1,527.5/km²). There were 3,460 housing units at an average density of 1,874.4 per square mile (722.1/km²). The racial makeup of this town was 93.80% White, 0.56% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.81% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.55% of the population.

There were 3,197 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.0 males.

Alamo Heights' residents are usually middle class to very wealthy. The city, along with Terrell Hills, Olmos Park, and the City of San Antonio districts of Lincoln Heights and Brackenridge Park, represent the "old money" social spectrum of San Antonio. In contrast, the outer northern neighborhoods and suburbs generally consist of middle class and "new money" residents. The median income per household in Alamo Heights was $77,257 in 2008 (compared to $64,688 in 2000), while the median per family income was $86,897. Males had a median income of $60,527 versus $37,089 for females. The per capita income for the city was estimated to be $56,335 in 2008. About 1.6% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

Estimated median house or condo value in 2008 was $341,600 (compared to $202,200 in 2000).

Mean prices in 2008: All housing units: $440,427. Detached houses: $437,838. Townhouses or other attached units: $373,366. In 2-unit ("duplex") structures: $200,395. In 3-to-4-unit ("triplex" to "fourplex") structures: $294,787. In 5-or-more-unit structures: $491,936.


The City of Alamo Heights was incorporated in 1922. Eventual growth to the north would happen later with the annexation of Bluebonnet Hills and Sylvan Hills in 1928 and 1944, respectively.


The Alamo Quarry Market shopping center, Quarry Village, Lincoln Heights Shopping Center, H-E-B's Central Market, North Star Mall, McNay Art Museum, and the headquarters for Clear Channel Communications can be found in Alamo Heights.

Quarry Market
Quarry Market Shopping Center

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