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Balcones Heights, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Balcones Heights had a population of 3,645 as of July 1, 2018. 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 29.488 and longitude -98.5517 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.

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Balcones Heights, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,645
Population in Households 3,645
Population in Familes 2,545
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5,771
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $30,511
Average Household Income $46,560
Per Capita Income $20,805


Total Housing Units 1,909 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 302 (15.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,387 (72.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $130,088
Average Home Value $197,599


Total Households 1,688
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 834
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.64% 2.22%
Households 2.6% 2.21%
Families 3.07% 2.0%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 2018 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 # 500 71st
Population Density # 53 97th
Diversity Index # 405 77th
Median Household Income # 1573 10th
Per Capita Income # 1167 33rd

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