Overview

Introduction to Alamo, Texas

Alamo, Texas, in Hidalgo county, is 6 miles E of McAllen, Texas and 119 miles S of Corpus Christi, Texas. The city is located in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metropolitan area.

Alamo History

The city of Alamo is located in the irrigated areas of southern Hidalgo County. It was officially incorporated in the year 1924. The community was named Alamo after the Alamo Land and Sugar Company, which established the city in 1909. Alamo is primarily a winter-resort area with abundant growth of citrus fruits and vegetables. It is also one of the Valley’s gateway’s to Mexico. Alamo has been nicknamed the "Land of Two Summers."

Alamo and nearby Attractions

  • International Museum of Art & Science
  • Mount Zion Church
  • Alamo Arcaute Public Library
  • Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park
  • Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Alamo

The International Museum of Art & Science showcases exhibits of fine art and Latin American folk art. A visit to the Bicultural Museum may prove fruitful for those interested in learning more about the history of Weslaco and Rio Grande Valley. The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is another popular tourist haunts near the city. At the Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park one can enjoy camping, hiking, picnicking, boating and fishing.

Alamo Transportation

Mc Allen Miller International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Alamo Higher Education

The South Texas Community College and The University of Texas-Pan American are close to the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,591
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+6,268
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married56.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.6%
Median Earnings25+$28,295
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,990
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,135

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,645
% Above Poverty Level73.3%
% Below Poverty Level26.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone17.9%
Median Gross Rent$545
Median House Value$70,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)81.1%
German6%
English2%
Scottish1.9%
Irish1.5%
Swedish1.2%
Norwegian0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Austrian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Italian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
African0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Alamo Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyHidalgo County
Standard Zip Codes78516
Phone Area Codes956
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude26.18
Approximate Longitude-98.11

Alamo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMCALLEN MILLER INTL AP
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp50 to 70 F
Apr Temp66 to 86 F
Jul Temp76 to 96 F
Oct Temp66 to 86 F
Annual Precip22.9 inches
StationMCALLEN
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp48 to 69 F
Apr Temp64 to 85 F
Jul Temp75 to 96 F
Oct Temp65 to 86 F
Annual Precip22.6 inches
StationMISSION 4 W
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp48 to 70 F
Apr Temp64 to 87 F
Jul Temp75 to 98 F
Oct Temp64 to 87 F
Annual Precip22.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Donna16,576$31,794
Edinburg94,019$53,699
McAllen141,597$52,690
Pharr77,835$41,290
San Juan36,740$38,482

Alamo Public Libraries

Sergeant Fernando De La Rosa Memorial Library
416 N TOWER RD
Alamo, Texas
(956) 787-6160

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Alamo Public Schools

Alamo Middle
1819 W Hwy 83
ZIP: 78516
(956) 354-2550
Middle
Total Enrollment 730
Audie Murphy Middle
924 W Sioux Rd
ZIP: 78516
(956) 354-2530
Middle
Total Enrollment 1022
Augusto Guerra El
807 Fm495
ZIP: 78516
(956) 354-2810
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Capt D Salinas Ii El
333 E Hwy 83
ZIP: 78516
(956) 783-1332
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Idea Academy Alamo
325 E Sh 495
ZIP: 78516
(956) 588-4005
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Idea College Preparatory Alamo
325 E Sh 495
ZIP: 78516
(956) 588-4005
Other
Total Enrollment 644
John Mckeever El
811 Bowie St
ZIP: 78516
(956) 354-2680
Primary
Total Enrollment 691
Marcia R Garza
810 E El Gato
ZIP: 78516
(956) 354-2780
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Psja Memorial Early College H S
800 S Alamo Rd
ZIP: 78516
(956) 354-2420
High
Total Enrollment 1910
Santos Livas El
733 N Alamo Rd
ZIP: 78516
(956) 354-2840
Primary
Total Enrollment 632
Vanguard Academy El Iii
155 E Business 83
ZIP: 78516
(956) 702-2548
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Zeferino Farias El
1100 W Acacia St
ZIP: 78516
(956) 354-2760
Primary
Total Enrollment 534

Alamo Private Schools

Valley Christian Heritage School
932 N Alamo Rd
ZIP: 78516
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 73
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