Alamo Heights, Texas

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Alamo Heights, Texas
—  town  —
Location of Alamo Heights, Texas
Coordinates: 29°28′58″N 98°28′2″W / 29.48278°N 98.46722°W / 29.48278; -98.46722Coordinates: 29°28′58″N 98°28′2″W / 29.48278°N 98.46722°W / 29.48278; -98.46722
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
StateTexasTexas
CountyBexar
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor Louis Cooper
Bobby Hasslocher
Bobby Rosenthal
Fred Prassel
Elliot Weser
John Savage
 • City ManagerMark Browne
Area
 • Total1.8 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land1.8 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation801 ft (244 m)
Population (2000 U.S. Census)
 • Total7,319
 • Density3,964.9/sq mi (1,530.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code78209
Area code(s)210
FIPS code48-01600[1]
GNIS feature ID1329300[2]
Websitealamoheightstx.gov
 
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Alamo Heights, Texas
—  town  —
Location of Alamo Heights, Texas
Coordinates: 29°28′58″N 98°28′2″W / 29.48278°N 98.46722°W / 29.48278; -98.46722Coordinates: 29°28′58″N 98°28′2″W / 29.48278°N 98.46722°W / 29.48278; -98.46722
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
StateTexasTexas
CountyBexar
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor Louis Cooper
Bobby Hasslocher
Bobby Rosenthal
Fred Prassel
Elliot Weser
John Savage
 • City ManagerMark Browne
Area
 • Total1.8 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land1.8 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation801 ft (244 m)
Population (2000 U.S. Census)
 • Total7,319
 • Density3,964.9/sq mi (1,530.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code78209
Area code(s)210
FIPS code48-01600[1]
GNIS feature ID1329300[2]
Websitealamoheightstx.gov

Alamo Heights is an affluent incorporated town that is surrounded by the City of San Antonio in Bexar County in the U.S. state of Texas. At the time of the 2000 U.S. Census, this town's population was 7,319, and 7,477 by 2009. However, its location as an enclave in San Antonio causes it to be a part of the much larger Greater San Antonio metropolitan area. A portion of the University of the Incarnate Word is in Alamo Heights.

The center of Alamo Heights is about 5 miles north of Downtown San Antonio[3], the seventh largest city proper in America, and is completely surrounded by it. The Alamo Quarry Market shopping center, Quarry Village, Lincoln Heights Shopping Center, H-E-B's Central Market, North Star Mall, Witte Museum, San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens, McNay Art Museum, and San Antonio Botanical Garden can be found in or around Alamo Heights.

Quarry Market Shopping Center

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Geography

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)[4].

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

Demographics

As of the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 7,319 people, 3,197 households, and 1,819 families residing in this town. 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 town (along with Terrell Hills and Olmos Park) represents the "old money" social spectrum of San Antonio, in contrast to the outer northern suburbs which generally consists 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.

Federal Government offices

United States Postal Service operates the Alamo Heights Post Office.[5]

Education

Primary and secondary schools

Alamo Heights is served by the Alamo Heights Independent School District, which has its headquarters in the city limits.[6][7][8]

Howard Early Childhood Center in San Antonio serves early childhood residents.[9] Most residents are zoned to Cambridge Elementary School in Alamo Heights,[6][10][11] while some are zoned to Woodridge Elementary School in San Antonio.[10][12] All residents are zoned to Alamo Heights Junior High School which is located nearby in San Antonio and Alamo Heights High School which is situated in Alamo Heights at 6900 Broadway.[6][10][13]

St. Peter Prince of the Apostles

Private schools within the town limits are St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic School (K-8) and St. Luke's Episcopal (K-8). Nearby private schools outside the town limits include The San Antonio Academy in Monte Vista (K-8), St. Mary's Hall (San Antonio, Texas) (K-12), Incarnate Word High School in Olmos Park (9-12), St. Anthony Catholic High School in Monte Vista, and St. Pius X in San Antonio (K-8).

Colleges and universities

A view from Brackenridge Park
Broadway Street

The University of the Incarnate Word is partially within the Town of Alamo Heights.[6][14]

Trinity University (Texas) sits right outside the town limits and is in Midtown San Antonio.

Public libraries

The Landa Memorial Library of the San Antonio Public Library, located in the Monte Vista Historic District in Midtown San Antonio, serves Alamo Heights.[15]

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