Terrell Hills, Texas

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Terrell Hills, Texas
Location of Terrell Hills, Texas
Location of Terrell Hills, Texas
Coordinates: 29°28′48″N 98°26′47″W / 29.48000°N 98.44639°W / 29.48000; -98.44639Coordinates: 29°28′48″N 98°26′47″W / 29.48000°N 98.44639°W / 29.48000; -98.44639
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Bexar
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Anne Ballantyne
Charles W. Parish, Jr
William W. Ochse III
Marilyn Eldridge
John Low
 • City Manager Columbus Stutes
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,878
 • Density 2,974/sq mi (1,148.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78209
Area code(s) 210
FIPS code 48-72296[1]
GNIS feature ID 1348382[2]
Website terrell-hills.com

Terrell Hills is a wealthy city in Bexar County, Texas, United States; it is located 5 miles (8 km) northeast of downtown San Antonio. As of the 2010 census Terrell Hills had a population of 4,878.[3] It is part of a group of three cities — Terrell Hills, Alamo Heights, and Olmos Park — located between Uptown San Antonio, Midtown San Antonio, Downtown San Antonio, and Fort Sam Houston (a U.S. Army post). Terrell Hills is bordered on the west by Alamo Heights, on the east by Fort Sam Houston, on the north by Uptown San Antonio, and on the south by San Antonio's Near East Side. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The community is named after Dr. Frederick Terrell, a local bank president who had served as mayor of San Antonio in 1901. Development of the community began in 1919, when Dr. Terrell sold 22.5 acres (9.1 ha) of property to a private association called the Terrell Hills Community. This organization managed the community until 1939, when it incorporated as a municipality. In 1945, the City of San Antonio attempted to annex the new municipality without permitting an election in either Terrell Hills or San Antonio, but Terrell Hills successfully sued to block the annexation. Twelve years later, in 1957, the community adopted a home rule charter.[citation needed]


The geographic center of Terrell Hills is located at 29°28'48" North, 98°26'47" West (29.479981, -98.446465).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2), none of which is covered with water.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, the city had a resident population of 5,019 persons, with a corresponding population density of 1,167.4/km2 (3,032.6/sq mi). Of this population, 95.40% identified themselves as White, 0.52% as African American, 0.16% as Native American, 0.22% as Asian, 0.02% as Pacific Islander, 2.39% as "some other race", and 1.30% as belonging to two or more races. In addition, 11.68% of the population identified themselves as being of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin of any race.

There were a total of 2,011 housing units in the city, 1,913 of which were occupied and consequently counted as census households; the city had no group quarters. Of these 1,913 households, 1,410 (73.7%) were classified as family households; 36.6% of these families included the householder’s own minor children (that is, children less than 18 years old). Of the total households, 32.6% were married-couple families with their own minor children, 31.9% were married-couple families without their own minor children, 3.8% were families headed by a female householder with no husband present but with the householder's own minor children present, and 3.4% were families headed by a female householder with only relatives other than her husband or minor children present. Finally, 12.3% of households consisted of a single individual living alone of more than 65 years of age and 10.4% of a single individual living alone of less than 65 years of age; 3.6% were other non-family households. The average household size was 2.62 persons and the average family size was 3.09 persons.

Persons under 18 years of age comprised 28.2% of the city's population; those aged 18 to 24, 3.7%; 25 to 44, 25.0%; 45 to 64, 26.1%; and those over 65 years of age, 17.1%. The median age was 42 years. Out of all age groups, there were 88.3 males for every 100 females; out of all those of at least 18 years of age, there were 85.7 males for every 100 females.

The median household income for the city was $79,295, and the median family income was $86,636. The median income for individual male year-round workers was $61,743; for like females, it was $40,956. Per capita income was $45,134. The Census Bureau classified 4.7% of the city's population, and 3.2% of its families, as living below the poverty line. In terms of age, 6.1% of those under the age of 18 and 2.4% of those over the age of 65 were living below the poverty line. The median home price in 2005 in Terrell Hills was $583,500.

Famous Residents[edit]

San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt

1994 Academy Award winning actor Tommy Lee Jones

1996 NBA Slam Dunk Champion and TNT basketball analyst Brent Barry

1989 Naismith College Player of the Year Award winner Danny Ferry

Cameroonian and University of Texas basketball player Alexis Wangmene


Most residents are zoned to the Alamo Heights Independent School District.[5] Howard Early Childhood Center in San Antonio,[6] Woodridge Elementary School in San Antonio,[7][8] Alamo Heights Junior High School in San Antonio,[9] and Alamo Heights High School in Alamo Heights serve Terrell Hills.[10]

A small portion of Terrell Hills is served by the North East Independent School District.[5] The portion is served by Wilshire Elementary School,[11] Garner Middle School,[12] and MacArthur High School, all in San Antonio.[13]


  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Terrell Hills city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ a b "Terrell Hills city, Texas." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  6. ^ "Welcome." Howard Early Childhood Center. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  7. ^ "Zoning Map." Alamo Heights Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  8. ^ "District Map PDF." Alamo Heights Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  9. ^ "Welcome to the Alamo Heights Junior High School." Alamo Heights Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  10. ^ Home page. Alamo Heights High School. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  11. ^ "Wilshire Elementary School" Map. North East Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  12. ^ "Garner Middle School" Map. North East Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  13. ^ "MacArthur High School" Map. North East Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.

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