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San Antonio, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of San Antonio is the 2nd largest city in Texas with a population of 1,417,364 as of July 1, 2016. San Antonio ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for San Antonio is located at latitude 29.4724 and longitude -98.5251 in Bexar County. The formal boundaries for the City of San Antonio (see map below) encompass a land area of 460.98 sq. miles and a water area of 5.73 sq. miles. Bexar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 650 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of San Antonio are located in Bexar County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Medina County.

The City of San Antonio (GNIS ID: 2411774) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of San Antonio is located within San Antonio Central Division of Bexar County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with San Antonio population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for San Antonio: San Antonio de Bejar.

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San Antonio, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,417,364
Population in Households 1,389,448
Population in Familes 1,128,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 27,916
Population Density1 3,075
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 509,615
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 333,681
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 552,446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 269,306 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 240,310 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 42,831 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $127,686
Average Home Value $169,569


Median Household Income $46,460
Average Household Income $65,213
Per Capita Income $23,976
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 1.3%
Households 0.97% 1.25%
Families 0.77% 1.09%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

San Antonio, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Antonio to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 150 91st
Diversity Index2 # 209 88th
Median Household Income # 770 56th
Per Capita Income # 752 57th

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