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Welcome to Alamo ...
The city of Alamo is located on the South Texas Plains.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Alamo has a population of 19,941 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Alamo.
The community of Alamo is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Alamo lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Alamo lies within the (956) area code.
The ZIP code for Alamo: 78516<4>
Websites for Alamo ...
Official Website: www.alamotexas.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alamo had an population of 19,941 people. This is an increase of 8.65% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.1% since the 2000 Census).
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).
More information can be found on the Census 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.
Communities near Alamo ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alamo.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alamo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alamo.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alamo.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alamo. See our Newspapers Page for Alamo.
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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Alamo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alamo.
Adding Alamo to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Alamo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alamo was on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alamo on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Alamo: www.alamotexas.org/
The official website for Hidalgo County: www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022