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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 1,442,472 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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San Antonio, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,442,472
Daytime Population: Workers 818,894
Daytime Population: Residents 785,579
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,604,473
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 1,413,831
Population in Familes 1,146,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 28,641
Population Density2 3,129
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $49,003
Average Household Income $68,594
Per Capita Income $25,144


Total Housing Units 555,654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273,797 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 243,723 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 38,133 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $132,910
Average Home Value $175,718


Total Households 517,521
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 338,662
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.15% 1.2%
Households 1.05% 1.21%
Families 0.87% 1.06%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 2017 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 Density # 150 91st
Diversity Index # 214 88th
Median Household Income # 781 55th
Per Capita Income # 757 57th

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