Leon Valley, Texas

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Leon Valley, Texas
City
Location of Leon Valley, Texas
Location of Leon Valley, Texas
Coordinates: 29°29′54″N 98°36′45″W / 29.49833°N 98.61250°W / 29.49833; -98.61250Coordinates: 29°29′54″N 98°36′45″W / 29.49833°N 98.61250°W / 29.49833; -98.61250
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Bexar
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Chris Riley
Ricardo Ruiz
Carmen Sanchez
Abraham Diaz
Benny Martinez
Paul K. Biever
 • City Manager Manuel Longoria, Jr.
Area
 • Total 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 • Land 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 827 ft (252 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,151
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 78238, 78240, 78268
Area code(s) 210
FIPS code 48-42388[1]
GNIS feature ID 1339825[2]
Website leonvalleytexas.gov

Leon Valley is a city in Bexar County, Texas, United States. It is an enclave on the northwest side of San Antonio and is part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 10,151 at the 2010 census. Leon Valley is an independent municipality completely surrounded by the city of San Antonio.

History[edit]

Leon Valley was developed in the 1950s. In 1952 residents filed a petition [1] for incorporation as an independent city since the residents did not wish to be annexed by San Antonio. Leon Valley had a population of 536 in 1960. Sometime in the 1960s Leon Valley incorporated as a city. Its population grew to 1,960 in 1970. In 1990 it had 9,581 people.

Geography[edit]

Leon Valley is located at 29°29′54″N 98°36′45″W / 29.49833°N 98.61250°W / 29.49833; -98.61250 (29.498280, -98.612594).[3] This is 3 miles southwest of the South Texas Medical Center, 8 miles west of Uptown San Antonio, and 10 miles northwest of Downtown San Antonio.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), all of it land.

2010 Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,151 people, 4,158 households, and 2,636 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 80.98% White, 3.98% African American, 0.57% Native American, 3.71% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 8.06% from other races, and 2.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 56.22% of the population.

There were 4,158 households out of which 24.22% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.98% were married couples living together, 12.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.60% were non-families. 29.89% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.54% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.09% under the age of 19, 6.82% from 20 to 24, 27.32% from 25 to 44, 25.85% from 45 to 64, and 16.92% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.4 years. For every 100 females there were 92.66 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.62 males

2000 Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,239 people, 3,576 households, and 2,521 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,708.0 people per square mile (1,046.1/km²). There were 3,672 housing units at an average density of 1,076.3 per square mile (415.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.07% White, 2.77% African American, 0.67% Native American, 1.95% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 13.19% from other races, and 3.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 44.65% of the population.

There were 3,576 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,079, and the median income for a family was $56,543. Males had a median income of $32,917 versus $28,700 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,743. About 4.8% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.6% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over. The median home price for Leon Valley has appreciated every year since 2000. In 2005 the median home price in Leon Valley was $95,480.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Post Office operates the Leon Valley Post Office at 6825 Huebner Road.[4]

Education[edit]

Leon Valley Residents are zoned to schools in the Northside Independent School District.

Leon Valley is served by the following elementary schools:

  • Glen Oaks Elementary School (San Antonio)
  • Rita Kay Driggers Elementary School (Leon Valley)
  • Leon Valley Elementary School (Leon Valley)
  • Oak Hills Terrace Elementary School (San Antonio)
  • Powell Elementary School (San Antonio)

Leon Valley is served by the following middle schools:

  • Connally Middle School (San Antonio)
  • Neff Middle School (San Antonio)
  • Rudder Middle School (San Antonio)

Leon Valley is served by the following high schools:

Leon Valley also operates the Leon Valley Public Library [2].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Post Office Location - LEON VALLEY." United States Post Office. Retrieved on April 16, 2009.

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