Alvarado is the oldest city in Johnson County, Texas. The population was 4,289 in 2009.
Alvarado is located at 32°24′23″N 97°12′46″W (32.406342, -97.212792) and is located at the intersection of US Hwy 67 and I-35W. The city is 10 miles (16 km) south of Fort Worth and 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Dallas. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km²), of which, 3.9 square miles (10 km²) of it is land and 0.26% is water. Alvarado is bordered to the east by Venus, to the west by Keene, to the north by Burleson and to the south, though the city limits do not connect, by Grandview. The City of Alvarado includes approximately 10 miles (16 km) of I.H.35W with Asher Rd being the north city limit and CR107 being the approximate south city limit. The city also covers approximately 10 miles (16 km) of U.S. Hwy 67 with the west city limits being just west of CR810 and the east city limits near CR 209.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,288 people, 1,151 households, and 834 families residing in the city. The population density was 842.5 people per square mile (325.5/km²). There were 1,266 housing units at an average density of 324.4 per square mile (125.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.30% White, 7.15% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 9.25% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Mexicans or Latino of any race were 18.46% of the population.
There were 1,151 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.26.
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