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Balcones Heights, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Balcones Heights had a population of 3,537 as of July 1, 2019. 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 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Balcones Heights, TX Housing Affordability Index is 96
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Balcones Heights, TX Wealth Index is 26
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,537
Population in Households 3,537
Population in Familes 2,452
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 5,600
Diversity Index1 67
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,643
Average Household Income $38,852
Per Capita Income $17,405
Wealth Index3 26

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,866 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 295 (15.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,353 (72.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $138,077
Housing Affordability Index2 96
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,648
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 815
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.01% 1.71%
Households 2.05% 1.72%
Families 2.48% 1.59%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Balcones Heights, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Balcones Heights to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 511 71st
Population Density # 57 97th
Diversity Index # 419 76th
Median Household Income # 1615 8th
Per Capita Income # 1398 20th

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