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Leon Valley, Texas
Location of Leon Valley, Texas
Location of Leon Valley, Texas
Coordinates: 29°29′54″N 98°36′45″W / 29.49833°N 98.61250°W / 29.49833; -98.61250Coordinates: 29°29′54″N 98°36′45″W / 29.49833°N 98.61250°W / 29.49833; -98.61250
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Bexar
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
Area
 • Total 3.47 sq mi (8.98 km2)
 • Land 3.47 sq mi (8.98 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
827 ft (252 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 10,151
 • Estimate 
(2019)
12,306
 • Density 3,548.44/sq mi (1,370.25/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
78238, 78240, 78268
Area code(s) 210, 726 (planned)
FIPS code 48-42388
GNIS feature ID 1339825
Website leonvalleytexas.gov

Leon Valley is a city in Bexar County, Texas, United States. It is an enclave on the northwest side of San Antonio and is part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 10,151 at the 2010 census. Leon Valley is an independent municipality surrounded by the city of San Antonio.

History

Leon Valley was developed in the 1940s as a farming community on Bandera Road between Helotes and San Antonio. In 1952 residents filed a petition [1] for incorporation as an independent city since the residents did not wish to be annexed by San Antonio. Leon Valley incorporated in 1954 under the leadership of its founding mayor, Raymond Rimkus. In 1960, it had a population of 536 and by 1970 Its population grew to 1,960. In 1990 it had 9,581 people.

Geography

Leon Valley is located at 29°29′54″N 98°36′45″W / 29.49833°N 98.61250°W / 29.49833; -98.61250 (29.498280, -98.612594). This is 3 miles southwest of the South Texas Medical Center, 8 miles west of Uptown San Antonio, and 10 miles northwest of Downtown San Antonio.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 536
1970 2,487 364.0%
1980 9,088 265.4%
1990 9,581 5.4%
2000 9,239 −3.6%
2010 10,151 9.9%
2019 (est.) 12,306 21.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 Census

At the 2010 census, there were 10,151 people, 4,158 households, and 2,636 families living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 80.98% White, 3.98% African American, 0.57% Native American, 3.71% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 8.06% from other races, and 2.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 56.22% of the population.

Of the 4,158 households 24.22% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.98% were married couples living together, 12.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.60% were non-families. 29.89% of households were one person and 11.54% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.03.

The age distribution was 23.09% under the age of 19, 6.82% from 20 to 24, 27.32% from 25 to 44, 25.85% from 45 to 64, and 16.92% 65 or older. The median age was 39.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.66 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.62 males

Education

Leon Valley Residents are zoned to schools in the Northside Independent School District.

Leon Valley is served by the following elementary schools:

  • Glen Oaks Elementary School (San Antonio)
  • Rita Kay Driggers Elementary School (Leon Valley)
  • Leon Valley Elementary School (Leon Valley)
  • Oak Hills Terrace Elementary School (San Antonio)
  • Powell Elementary School (San Antonio)

Leon Valley is served by the following middle schools:

  • Neff Middle School (San Antonio)
  • Ross Middle School (San Antonio)
  • Rudder Middle School (San Antonio)

Leon Valley is served by the following high schools:

  • John Marshall High School (Leon Valley)
  • Holmes High School (San Antonio)

Leon Valley also operates the Leon Valley Public Library [2].

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