Terrell Hills, Texas

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Terrell Hills is a city in Bexar County, Texas, United States, located five miles northeast of downtown San Antonio. It is part of a group of three cities — Terrell Hills, Alamo Heights, and Olmos Park — located between downtown San Antonio and Fort Sam Houston (a U.S. Army post). Terrell Hills is bordered on west by Alamo Heights, on the east by Fort Sam Houston, and on the north and south by San Antonio. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The community is named for 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 (91,000 m2) 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, 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).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km2), none of which is covered with water.


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.

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