San Antonio, Texas Population 2018

San Antonio is the 7th most populous city in the US and the 2nd most populous in Texas. It was also one of the fastest growing large cities in the country in the past ten years.

Located in the Texas Triangle, San Antonio has a population estimated at 1.39 million in 2013.

San Antonio's 2013 estimated population is 1.39 million, up from an estimated 1.382 million in 2012. This breaks down to about 3,000 people per square mile (1,147/square kilometer). The San Antonio metropolitan area, meanwhile, is home to 2.195 million people, making it the 24th largest metro area in the United States.

Many of the fastest-growing large cities in the United States are located in Texas, and San Antonio added more than 25,000 new residents in 2012 alone. From 2011 to 2012, San Antonio experienced a 1.87% jump in population.

San Antonio Demographics

According to the 2010 Census, the racial breakdown of San Antonio was:

  • White: 72.6% (non-Hispanic: 26.6%)
  • Black: 6.9%
  • Native American: 0.9%
  • Asian: 2.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 3.4%
  • Other races: 13.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino of any race: 63.2%

San Antonio History

The San Antonio River Valley was originally inhabited by the Payaya Indians. A group of Spanish missionaries and explorers discovered the area on 1691 on June 13, the feast day of St. Anthony, and named the river and site "San Antonio" in his honor.

The early San Antonio settlement, as well as San Antonio de Valero Mission (now the Alamo) began as a way to reassert Spain's dominance over Texas from the French in Louisiana. The Alamo and nearby sites were constructed with the help of the Payaya Indians. In 1719, 400 families were transported from the Canary Islands, Havana and Galicia to populate the new province. By 1730, 25 families had made it to Cuba and 10 were sent to Veracruz on the way to San Antonio.

Over some time, the city became the largest Spanish settlement in the state and it was the site of the famous Battle of the Alamo in 1836, in which outnumbered Texian forces were defeated and the Alamo defenders were killed.

The decision to annex Texas and allow it to become a part of the Union in 1845 led to the Mexican-American War, which reduced San Antonio's population by 2/3 to just 800 people, although it grew to 15,000 by the time the Civil War began in 1860.

Since 1970, San Antonio's population has almost doubled from 650,000 to more than 1.2 million in 2005. This was caused by both population growth and land annexation.

San Antonio Population Growth

In 2012, San Antonio experienced growth of 1.87%, but this growth grew to 2% in 2013. The job growth rate is also at 2% while unemployment is going down. This means the San Antonio metropolitan area can continue to see healthy growth in the years to come.

While the influx of people from other countries and other parts of the country is definitely adding to San Antonio's growth, the city is also experiencing healthy natural growth with a high birth rate and a low death rate.

With Texas as a whole experiencing such a population boom, it may be the most populous state, surpassing California, by 2030. While it won't surpass Dallas any time soon, San Antonio's growth will definitely allow it to maintain its spot as the second most populous city in Texas for the time being.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20171,511,94624,2081.63%
20161,487,73823,5911.61%
20151,464,14728,5931.99%
20141,435,55426,6441.89%
20131,408,91025,4051.84%
20121,383,50525,6051.89%
20111,357,90024,4871.84%
20101,333,413188,76716.49%
20001,144,646208,71322.30%
1990935,933149,99319.08%
1980785,940131,78720.15%
1970654,15366,43511.30%
1960587,718179,27643.89%
1950408,442154,58860.90%
1940253,85422,3129.64%
1930231,54270,16343.48%
1920161,37964,76567.03%
191096,61443,29381.19%
190053,32115,64841.54%
189037,67317,12383.32%
188020,5508,29467.67%
187012,2564,02148.83%
18608,2354,747136.10%
18503,4880.00%

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Population by Race

Race Population
White1,134,082
Some Other Race114,662
Black or African American102,551
Asian39,388
Two or More Races37,048
American Indian and Alaska Native10,633
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander994

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

San Antonio Population Pyramid 2018

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San Antonio Median Age

33.1


Total

31.7


Male

34.4


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 1,123,376 adults in San Antonio.

San Antonio Age Dependency

59.1

Age Dependency Ratio

18.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

San Antonio Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.1
Houses Without Mortgage
101,771
Houses With Mortgage
164,268
Vacancy Rate
8.5
Median Rent
882
Median Home Value
121,100
Renter-Occupied Units
225,597
Owner-Occupied Units
266,039
Total Housing Units
537,596

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in San Antonio for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4.5% and the labor force participation rate is 64.3%.

San Antonio Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.88
Average Family Size
3.61
Total Households
491636
Married Couple Households
206539
Male Householder (no wife) Families
27172
Female Householder (no husband) Families
87008
Non Family Households
170917
Total Families
320719
Households With Own Children
152178
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
5.4
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.5

San Antonio Income Distribution

Indicator Value
Under $10,000
42,392
$10,000 to $14,999
27,348
$15,000 to $24,999
57,480
$25,000 to $34,999
55,110
$35,000 to $49,999
71,649
$50,000 to $74,999
92,537
$75,000 to $99,999
54,498
$100,000 to $149,999
56,459
$150,000 to $199,999
17,567
Over $200,000
16,596

San Antonio Household Income

Income

Median

Mean

San Antonio

Texas

$48,183

$54,727

$64,636

$77,585

Under 10k10k - 15k15k - 25k25k - 35k35k - 50k50k - 75k75k - 100k100k - 150k150k - 200kOver 200k00.050.10.150.2

San Antonio Education Data

San Antonio Educational Attainment (over 25)

Indicator Value Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade
81,4628.96%
9th to 12th Grade
85,8379.44%
High School Graduate
237,14426.08%
Some College
208,17922.89%
Associates Degree
67,1357.38%
Bachelors Degree
148,25016.30%
Graduate Degree
81,3458.95%