Uvalde, Texas

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Uvalde, Texas
Green space in the town square, Uvalde, TX IMG 4270.JPG
Leona River fountain, Uvalde, TX IMG 1292.JPG
Grand Opera House, Uvalde, TX IMG 4261.JPG
Green space in the Uvalde Town Square; Fountain at Leona River, Uvalde Memorial Park; Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House
Nickname(s): 
City of Trees;
Location of Uvalde, Texas
Location of Uvalde, Texas
Uvalde County Uvalde.svg
Coordinates: 29°12′52″N 99°47′23″W / 29.21444°N 99.78972°W / 29.21444; -99.78972Coordinates: 29°12′52″N 99°47′23″W / 29.21444°N 99.78972°W / 29.21444; -99.78972
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyUvalde
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorDon McLaughlin
 • City ManagerVincent DiPiazza
Area
 • Total7.67 sq mi (19.87 km2)
 • Land7.66 sq mi (19.85 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
909 ft (277 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total15,217
 • Density1,983.96/sq mi (766.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
78801-78802
Area code(s)830
FIPS code48-74588[2]
GNIS feature ID1370541[3]
WebsiteUvaldeTX.com

Uvalde (/jˈvældi/ yoo-VAL-dee) is a city in and the county seat of Uvalde County. It is in Texas, United States.[4] The population was 15,751 at the 2010 census.[5]

On May 24, 2022, 19 children and 2 adults were killed in an elementary school mass shooting in Uvalde.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  5. "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Uvalde city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 28, 2012.
  6. "Texas shooting: Fifteen killed in attack at US primary school". BBC News. 2022-05-24. Retrieved 2022-05-24.