Leon Valley, Texas
|Leon Valley, Texas|
|• City Council||
Mayor Chris Riley
|• City Manager||Lanny S. Lambert|
|• 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)|
|• Density||2,708.0/sq mi (1,045.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP codes||78238, 78240, 78268|
|GNIS feature ID||1339825|
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.
Leon Valley was developed in the 1950s. In 1952 residents filed a petition  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.
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.
As of the census 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
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 Library .
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