Alamo, Texas

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Alamo, Texas, in what is nicknamed the "Land of Two Summers," is a town in the irrigated area of southern Hidalgo County, Texas. This town was incorporated in 1924, and it was named for the Alamo Land and Sugar Company, is 240 miles south of the more famous Texas Alamo Mission, and is near the Mexico-U.S. border. It is located in an area of abundant vegetable farming and citrus groves, and it is a noted winter resort/retirement town. Alamo is also one of the Rio Grande Valley's gateways to Mexico, via U.S. Route 281 and Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas. Alamo's population was just 14,760 at the time of the 2000 U.S. Census. In 2009, the population was 17,526.

Alamo is supposedly a part of the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metropolitan area.

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Geography

Alamo is located at 26°11′6″N 98°7′4″W / 26.185°N 98.11778°W / 26.185; -98.11778 (26.185113, -98.117892)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 14,760 people, 4,621 households, and 3,826 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,580.8 people per square mile (996.3/km²). There were 6,208 housing units at an average density of 1,085.5/sq mi (419.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.61% White (including Latinos that were born before the 60s considered whites by law ), 0.21% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 13.73% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 78.10% of the population.

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