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Alamo is a city in Hidalgo County, in the McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr metro area.
The community was named for the site in San Antonio, but also because the community was established by the Alamo Land and Sugar Company in 1909
The latitude of Alamo is 26.183N. The longitude is -98.122W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 98 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,731.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alamo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hidalgo County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, McAllen area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78516 ZIP code.
6% of Alamo residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alamo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alamo was $10,564, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Alamo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alamo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $279. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $613.
Libraries in Alamo include Lalo Arcaute Public Library ... View libraries
Hidalgo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alamo political report.
The average commute time for Alamo workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Alamo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Alamo include Super 8.
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