The Refuge to the Valley
Location of Alamo, Texas
|Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 510: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/North America" does not exist.|
|Country||United States of America|
|State||Template:Country data Texas|
|Incorporated||May 12, 1924|
|• Total||7.51 sq mi (19.45 km2)|
|• Land||7.51 sq mi (19.45 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||98 ft (30 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||2,650.78/sq mi (1,023.42/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1329296|
Alamo (// AL-ə-moh), located in the Rio Grande Valley in what is nicknamed the "Land of Two Summers", is a city in the irrigated area of southern Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. Known as the "Refuge to the Valley", it is located in an area of abundant vegetable farming and citrus groves, and is a noted winter resort/retirement town near the Mexico–U.S. border. Alamo is one of the Rio Grande Valley's gateways to Mexico, via U.S. Route 281 and Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas, as well as a gateway to the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. Alamo's population was 18,353 at the 2010 census and an estimated 19,910 in 2019.
History[edit source | edit]
Geography[edit source | edit]
Demographics[edit source | edit]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, 14,760 people, 4,621 households, and 3,826 families resided in the city. The population density was 2,580.8 people per square mile (996.3/km2). The 6,208 housing units averaged 1,085.5 per square mile (419.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 83.61% White (including Latinos who were born before the 1960s and were considered whites by law), 0.21% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 13.73% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos people of any race were 78.10% of the population.
Of the 4,621 households, 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.2% were not families. About 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.19 and the average family size was 3.57.
In the city, the population was distributed as 30.0% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,928, and for a family was $24,827. Males had a median income of $17,476 versus $14,683 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,564. About 24.9% of families and 32.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.0% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.
Government and infrastructure[edit source | edit]
The current City Officials are Mayor Diana Martinez, Mayor Pro-Tem Robert De La Garza, Commissioner Oscar Salinas (Place 1), Commissioner Pete Morales (Place 2) and Commissioner Maria Del Pilar Garza (Place 4). The current Chief of Police is Richard Ozuna, a former Captain at the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office.
Education[edit source | edit]
Primary and secondary schools[edit source | edit]
Elementary schools in the PSJAISD located in Alamo include Zeferino Farias Elementary, Agusto Guerra Elementary, Santos Livas (previously North Alamo) Elementary, Marcia R. Garza Elementary, and John McKeever Elementary. Middle schools: Alamo Middle School and Audie Murphy Middle all serve Alamo. Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Memorial High School is the zoned high school of PSJAISD Alamo.
In addition, all Alamo residents are allowed to apply to magnet schools operated by the South Texas Independent School District.
Valley Christian Heritage School is in Alamo.
Idea Public School District enrolls local students in any of a variety of area campuses in located in Alamo, San Juan, Pharr, Donna, and Edinburg.
Public libraries[edit source | edit]
Sergeant Fernando de la Rosa Memorial Library is located in Alamo. The library is named after United States Army Sergeant Fernando "Nando" De La Rosa, who died during a roadside bomb explosion on October 27, 2009, in the Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan.
Radio stations[edit source | edit]
References[edit source | edit]
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-07-12. Retrieved 2018-07-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "State and County Quick Facts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 6, 2015. Retrieved January 6, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Alamo city, Texas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved February 21, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Tarpley, Fred (5 July 2010). 1001 Texas Place Names. University of Texas Press. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-292-78693-6.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "City of Alamo Officials." City of Alamo, Texas. Retrieved on January 2, 2020.
- "Sullivan City police chief to take on top cop position in Alamo." KRGV. Retrieved on March 2, 2020.
- "Post Office Location - ALAMO Archived 2010-05-04 at the Wayback Machine." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
- "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Hidalgo County, TX." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on January 2, 2017.
- "PSJA Elementary School Zones." Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District. 2015. Retrieved on January 3, 2017.
- "PSJA Middle School Zones." Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District. 2015. Retrieved on January 3, 2017.
- "PSJA High School Zones." Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District. 2015. Retrieved on January 3, 2017.
- "2013-2014 District and Campus Boundaries." Donna Independent School District. Retrieved on July 9, 2017. Pages: 3 (high school), 4 (middle school), and 5 (elementary school)
- "Home Archived 2009-06-12 at the Wayback Machine." Sergeant Fernando de la Rosa Memorial Library. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
- "Sergeant Fernando de la Rosa Archived 2011-09-03 at the Wayback Machine." Sergeant Fernando de la Rosa Memorial Library. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
[edit source | edit]
- City of Alamo official website
- "Alamo, TX" in Handbook of Texas Online
- Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge
Visibility[edit source | edit]
This page has been added to search engine indexes. learn more