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Alvarado
city
Downtown Alvarado
Downtown Alvarado
Location of Alvarado shown in Texas
Location of Alvarado shown in Texas
Johnson County Alvarado.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Johnson
Incorporated (city) 1885
Area
 • Total 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
 • Land 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 764 ft (233 m)
Population (2009)
 • Total 4,289
 • Density 1,048/sq mi (404.65/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76009
Area code(s) 817
FIPS code 48-02260
GNIS feature ID 1329475
Website cityofalvarado.org

Alvarado (/ˌælvəˈrd/ AL-və-RAY-doh) is the oldest city in Johnson County, Texas. The population was 4,289 in 2009.

Geography

Alvarado is located at 32°24′23″N 97°12′46″W / 32.40639°N 97.21278°W / 32.40639; -97.21278 (32.406342, -97.212792) and is located at the intersection of US Hwy 67 and I-35W. The city is 10 miles (16 km) south of Fort Worth and 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Dallas.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2), of which, 3.9 square miles (10 km2) of it is land and 0.26% is water. Alvarado is bordered to the east by Venus, to the west by Keene, to the north by Burleson and to the south, though the city limits do not connect, by Grandview. The City of Alvarado includes approximately 10 miles (16 km) of I.H.35W with Asher Rd being the north city limit and CR107 being the approximate south city limit. The city also covers approximately 10 miles (16 km) of U.S. Hwy 67 with the west city limits being just west of CR810 and the east city limits near CR 209.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Alvarado has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 377
1890 1,543 309.3%
1900 1,342 −13.0%
1910 1,155 −13.9%
1920 1,284 11.2%
1930 1,210 −5.8%
1940 1,324 9.4%
1950 1,656 25.1%
1960 1,907 15.2%
1970 2,129 11.6%
1980 2,701 26.9%
1990 2,918 8.0%
2000 3,288 12.7%
2010 3,785 15.1%
Est. 2015 4,015 6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,288 people, 1,151 households, and 834 families residing in the city. The population density was 842.5 people per square mile (325.5/km²). There were 1,266 housing units at an average density of 324.4 per square mile (125.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.30% White, 7.15% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 9.25% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Mexicans or Latino of any race were 18.46% of the population.

There were 1,151 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,166, and the median income for a family was $36,471. Males had a median income of $30,690 versus $22,181 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,476. About 11.7% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and 17.4% of those age 65 or over.

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Barnett Shale gas drilling rig near Alvarado, Texas (2008)

Recreation

  • Alvarado Park Lake is located on the west side of the city, three miles (5 km) west of I-35W.
  • Alvarado Parkway Park
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