Olmos Park, Texas

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Olmos Park, Texas
Location of Olmos Park, Texas
Location of Olmos Park, Texas
Coordinates: 29°28′30″N 98°29′17″W / 29.47500°N 98.48806°W / 29.47500; -98.48806Coordinates: 29°28′30″N 98°29′17″W / 29.47500°N 98.48806°W / 29.47500; -98.48806
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedMay 1939[1]
 • MayorRonald Hornberger
 • City CouncilJuliana Dusek
Casey Fry
Kenyon McDonald
Sharon Plant
Deb Prost
 • Total0.61 sq mi (1.59 km2)
 • Land0.61 sq mi (1.59 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
807 ft (246 m)
 • Total2,237
 • Estimate 
 • Density4,016.29/sq mi (1,550.14/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)210, 726 (planned)
FIPS code48-53988[4]
GNIS feature ID1343270[5]
ANSI Code2411315[6]

Olmos Park is a wealthy enclave city located in Bexar County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,237 at the 2010 census. Olmos Park is home to billionaire businessmen Red McCombs, Rodney Lewis and AT&T chairman and CEO Randall L. Stephenson.[7] Former Southwest Airlines CEO and cofounder, Herb Kelleher, also owned an estate in Olmos Park until his death in January 2019.[8] The town is noted for its large estates, many of which were constructed during the 1920s, park-like setting, and oak-tree lined streets[9] The town is four miles north of downtown San Antonio and is surrounded by the city of San Antonio on the west, north, and south side.


Ronald Hornberger is Mayor of the City of Olmos Park. He was declared elected at the March 17, 2016 Olmos Park City Council meeting and is serving a term of two years.[1]


Olmos Park was developed in the 1920s as an exclusive suburb of San Antonio, which completely surrounds it. The city occupied the site where Camp John Wise was built in 1917. Camp John Wise was a US Army balloonist training site. The camp shut down in 1919 when the balloonist training was moved to nearby Brooks Field.

Sometimes confused with the City of Olmos Park, Olmos Park Terrace, was developed by the same developer a few years later in the 1930s as part of his larger Olmos District development and borders Olmos Park's western edge. Olmos Park Terrace was designated a San Antonio Historic District on Oct. 4, 2007 by Ord. 2007-10-04-1070.[10][11]


Olmos Park is located 4 miles north of Downtown San Antonio.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6-square-mile (1.6 km2), all land. It is an enclave of San Antonio, as it is completely bounded by the city.

US Route 281 is a north-south highway through the community.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)2,466[3]10.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,343 people, 1,043 households, and 616 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,860.1 people per square mile (1,483.0/km2). There were 1,131 housing units at an average density of 1,863.3/sq mi (715.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.60% White, 2.09% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.30% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.60% of the population.

There were 1,043 households, out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.9% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $87,560, and the median income for a family was $128,814. Males had a median income of $81,296 versus $35,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $65,697. About 1.9% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over. The median home price for 2019 was $756,000.


Most residents of Olmos Park are zoned to the Alamo Heights Independent School District.[13] Schools serving Olmos Park include Howard Early Childhood Center in San Antonio,[14] Cambridge Elementary School in Alamo Heights,[15][16][17] Alamo Heights Junior High School in San Antonio,[18] and Alamo Heights High School in Alamo Heights.[15]

A small portion of Olmos Park is served by the San Antonio Independent School District.

The Hannah Landa Memorial Library of the San Antonio Public Library, located in the Monte Vista Historic District in Midtown San Antonio, serves Olmos Park.[19]


  1. ^ http://olmospark.org/vertical/sites/%7BC363F155-8965-4219-9F03-A72E929D1E68%7D/uploads/12financialreport.pdf
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer Files 2016-Places-Texas". US Census. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Randall L. Stephens House". Virtual Globe Trotting. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Herb Kelleher's House in San Antonio, TX (Google Maps)". Virtual Globetrotting. August 5, 2008.
  9. ^ Yves Gerem (2001). A Marmac Guide to San Antonio. Pelican Publishing. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-4556-0854-6.
  10. ^ City of San Antonio Website
  11. ^ "Olmos Park Terrace Neighborhood". Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "Olmos Park city, Texas Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  14. ^ "Welcome Archived 2010-04-10 at the Wayback Machine." Howard Early Childhood Center. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  15. ^ a b "Zoning Map Archived 2010-06-12 at the Wayback Machine." Alamo Heights Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  16. ^ "Welcome to Cambridge Elementary School Archived 2012-06-07 at the Wayback Machine." Alamo Heights Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  17. ^ "District Map PDF Archived 2010-06-12 at the Wayback Machine." Alamo Heights Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  18. ^ "Welcome to the Alamo Heights Junior High School Archived 2010-03-25 at the Wayback Machine." Alamo Heights Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
  19. ^ "Landa Library." San Antonio Public Library. Retrieved on April 20, 2012.

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