Alamo Heights

Alamo Heights, off U.S. Highway 281 five miles northeast of the center of San Antonio in north central Bexar County, has always been economically and socially a part of San Antonio. The area below the headwaters of the San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park in Alamo Heights was an American Indian campground and haven for many explorers, travelers, and troops; visitors included Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Domingo Terán de los Ríos, and Fray Damián Massanet. Massanet celebrated Mass at the spot in 1691 and changed the name from Yanaguana to San Antonio de Padua. In 1718, with the founding of San Antonio de Béxar, the use of the headwaters was guaranteed to the missionaries and early settlers under the rules of the Recapitulation of the Indies. In 1731 the Canary Islanders were granted similar rights to the use of the river.

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Alamo Heights
Pop. Year Source
7,357 2020 United States Census Bureau
8,318 2019 Texas Demographic Center
7,031 2010 United States Census Bureau
7,319 2000 United States Census Bureau
6,502 1990 United States Census Bureau
6,252 1980 United States Census Bureau
6,933 1970 United States Census Bureau
7,552 1960 United States Census Bureau
8,000 1950 United States Census Bureau
5,700 1940 United States Census Bureau
3,874 1930 United States Census Bureau