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Balcones Heights, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Balcones Heights had a population of 3,151 as of July 1, 2016. Balcones Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Balcones Heights is located at latitude 29.4902 and longitude -98.5491 in Bexar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Balcones Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bexar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 833 feet.

The City of Balcones Heights (GNIS ID: 2409776) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Balcones Heights is located within San Antonio Central Division of Bexar County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Balcones Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Balcones Heights, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,151
Population in Households 3,151
Population in Familes 2,174
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,989
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 1,449
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 712
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,766 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 253 (14.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,196 (67.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 317 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $116,033
Average Home Value $165,909


Median Household Income $28,937
Average Household Income $43,450
Per Capita Income $19,358
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.11% 1.48%
Households 0.95% 1.37%
Families 1.47% 1.07%
Median Household Income   -0.69%
Per Capita Income   0.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Balcones Heights, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Balcones Heights to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 541 69th
Population Density1 # 64 96th
Diversity Index2 # 386 78th
Median Household Income # 1582 10th
Per Capita Income # 1192 32nd

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