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Alvarado, Texas

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The location of Alvarado

Welcome to Alvarado ...

The city of Alvarado is located in Johnson County.

The location of Alvarado has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Alvarado has a population of 4,124 people<2> (see below for details).

Alvarado is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Alvarado: (817) & (682)<4>

The ZIP code for Alvarado: 76009<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alvarado had a population of 3,785 people. This makes Alvarado the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Alvarado represents 0.02% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 397th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,785 people, the population of Alvarado increased 15.12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,288 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alvarado had an population of 4,124 people. This is an increase of 8.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.43% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alvarado ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2017
Burleson   [Map]   46,145   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cedar Hill   [Map]   48,710   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Cleburne   [Map]   30,230   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Crowley   [Map]   15,389   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Forest Hill   [Map]   12,953   N   18 miles [29 km]
Joshua   [Map]   7,778   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Communities Also Named Alvarado ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Alvarado - they are located in California, Indiana, Minnesota, New Mexico and Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alvarado. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alvarado. 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 Alvarado.

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

Websites for Alvarado ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alvarado ...

Looking for more information about Alvarado? 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 Alvarado, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alvarado.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alvarado:

The official website for Johnson County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alvarado.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alvarado - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (682) is an overlay for area code (817).

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<5>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 Alvarado). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alvarado or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alvarado) 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 Alvarado. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alvarado

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alvarado. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4114, Longitude: -97.2099     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alvarado have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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