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Alamo, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Alamo had a population of 19,916 as of July 1, 2017. Alamo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alamo is located at latitude 26.1794 and longitude -98.1184 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alamo (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 98 feet.

The City of Alamo (GNIS ID: 2409670) 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 Alamo is located within McAllen-Pharr Division of Hidalgo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alamo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alamo: Ebenezer, Swallow.

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


Total Population 19,916
Daytime Population: Workers 6,793
Daytime Population: Residents 13,785
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,578
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 19,910
Population in Familes 18,299
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 2,639
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $34,077
Average Household Income $47,442
Per Capita Income $13,828


Total Housing Units 8,097 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,406 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,661 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,029 (25.1%)
Median Home Value $70,348
Average Home Value $106,132


Total Households 6,068
Average Household Size 3.28
Family Households 4,946
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.85% 1.07%
Households 0.81% 1.06%
Families 0.83% 0.99%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

Alamo, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alamo 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 # 147 92nd
Population Density # 206 88th
Diversity Index # 1125 36th
Median Household Income # 1444 17th
Per Capita Income # 1531 13th

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