Leon Valley, Texas

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Leon Valley is a city in Bexar County, Texas, United States. It is an enclave of San Antonio and is part of the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 9,239 at the 2000 census; the July 1, 2009 Census estimate, however, showed the population had grown to 11,020. Leon Valley is an independent municipality completely surrounded by the city of San Antonio.

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History

Leon Valley was developed in the 1950s. In 1952 residents filed a petition [1] for incorporation as a 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

Leon Valley is located at 29°29′54″N 98°36′45″W / 29.49833°N 98.6125°W / 29.49833; -98.6125 (29.498280, -98.612594)[3].

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.

Demographics

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/sq mi (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.

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