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Alamo, Texas
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Welcome to Alamo ...

The city of Alamo is located in Hidalgo County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Alamo has a population of 19,220 people<1> (see below for details).

Alamo is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Alamo lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Alamo: (956)

The ZIP code for Alamo: 78516<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alamo had a population of 18,353 people. This makes Alamo the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Alamo represents 0.07% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 133rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,353 people, the population of Alamo increased 24.34% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 14,760 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Alamo had an population of 19,220 people. This is an increase of 4.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.22% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alamo.

Communities near Alamo ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2016
Alton   [Map]   16,895   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Edinburg   [Map]   87,650   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Elsa   [Map]   6,624   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hidalgo   [Map]   13,831   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
La Feria   [Map]   7,271   E   18 miles [29 km]
McAllen   [Map]   142,212   W   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alamo.

Communities Also Named Alamo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named Alamo: This one is located in Hidalgo County and the other is located in Cass County.

Beyond Texas, there are 20 communities that are also named Alamo - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia (2), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico (2), North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alamo.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alamo. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alamo. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alamo.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alamo:

Websites for Alamo ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alamo ...

Looking for more information about Alamo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alamo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alamo.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alamo. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alamo.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alamo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alamo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alamo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alamo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alamo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alamo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alamo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alamo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.1838, Longitude: -98.1233     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alamo.