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Balcones Heights, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Balcones Heights had a population of 3,365 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Balcones Heights, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,365
Daytime Population: Workers 4,143
Daytime Population: Residents 1,785
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,928
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.76
Population in Households 3,365
Population in Familes 2,319
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5,328
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $29,914
Average Household Income $45,699
Per Capita Income $20,246


Total Housing Units 1,849 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (14.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,264 (68.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 312 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $119,660
Average Home Value $174,451


Total Households 1,537
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 756
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.87% 1.75%
Households 1.64% 1.67%
Families 2.11% 1.39%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 2017 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 # 525 70th
Population Density # 60 97th
Diversity Index # 399 77th
Median Household Income # 1561 11th
Per Capita Income # 1196 32nd

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