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 Annual 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%
20101,333,413188,7671.54%
20001,144,646208,7132.03%
1990935,933149,9931.76%
1980785,940131,7871.85%
1970654,15366,4351.08%
1960587,718179,2763.71%
1950408,442154,5884.87%
1940253,85422,3120.92%
1930231,54270,1633.68%
1920161,37964,7655.26%
191096,61443,2936.12%
190053,32115,6483.53%
189037,67317,1236.25%
188020,5508,2945.30%
187012,2564,0214.06%
18608,2354,7478.97%
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

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

San Antonio Median Age

33.1


Total

31.7


Male

34.4


Female

San Antonio Adults

There are 1,069,443 adults, (164,087 of which are seniors) 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 Sex Ratio

Female

732,595

50.90%

Male

706,763

49.10%

San Antonio Households and Families

San Antonio Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

San Antonio Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.4%28.6%
All54.1%45.9%
Male47.4%52.6%
Female45.2%54.8%
Non Family38.8%61.2%

54.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

San Antonio Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All491,6362.8854.1
Married206,5393.6671.4
Non Family170,9171.3138.8
Female87,0083.8545.2
Male27,1723.7547.4

3.61

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

San Antonio Households

San Antonio Education

San Antonio Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade81,4628.96%
9th to 12th Grade85,8379.44%
High School Graduate237,14426.08%
Some College208,17922.89%
Associates Degree67,1357.38%
Bachelors Degree148,25016.30%
Graduate Degree81,3458.95%

San Antonio Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic541,000397,19182,900
White269,979257,361115,494
Other Race71,78547,8977,854
Black63,65456,75414,442
Asian26,79423,09413,968
Multiple Races16,88214,3504,398
Native American6,3074,529978
Islander654585193

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 52.13%.

San Antonio Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,346$35,305$27,433
Less Than High School$18,939$22,087$14,587
High School Grad$25,393$28,742$21,315
Some College$31,464$36,446$27,475
Bachelors Degree$48,622$53,954$43,044
Graduate Degree$62,283$76,072$54,585

$31,346

Average Earnings

$35,305

Average Male

$27,433

Average Female

San Antonio Language

San Antonio Language by Age

San Antonio Language

56.03% of San Antonio residents speak only English, while 43.97% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 40.14% of the population.

San Antonio Poverty

San Antonio Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic903,620206,47922.85%
White360,15738,13110.59%
Other112,96627,37124.23%
Black99,47825,81825.95%
Multiple36,1727,40120.46%
Asian38,3535,04713.16%
Native10,4083,51133.73%
Islander99121421.59%

19.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.20%

Male Poverty Rate

20.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Antonio

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Antonio is Native, with 33.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Antonio is White, with 10.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.80%.

San Antonio Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.45%
High School16.62%
Some College11.58%
Bachelors or Greater5.77%

San Antonio Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.57%
Male Unemployed30.57%
Female Employed11.11%
Male Employed8.90%

San Antonio Income

San Antonio Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,183$64,636
Families$55,554$73,269
Married Families$71,596$89,702
Non Families$32,383$45,068

San Antonio Marital Status

San Antonio Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

40.2%

Female Marriage Rate

San Antonio Married by Age and Sex

San Antonio Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

San Antonio Marital Status by Race

San Antonio Veterans

San Antonio Veterans by War

107,359

Number of Veterans

92,488

Male Veterans

14,871

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam34,499
First Gulf War32,072
Second Gulf War29,675
Korea7,892
World War II3,842

San Antonio Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 5433,143
55 to 6421,218
65 to 7420,166
75+17,113
18 to 3415,719

San Antonio Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White84,71210.07%
Hispanic42,9696.66%
Black13,68518.22%
Other4,3885.11%
2 or More2,46211.80%
Asian1,3224.23%
Indian5757.49%
Hawaiian21529.78%

San Antonio Veterans by Education

7.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Antonio Employment Status

San Antonio Employment by Age

64.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

San Antonio Employment by Race

San Antonio Employment by Education

San Antonio Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.43%

Born in Texas

85.81%

Native Born

14.19%

Foreign Born

8.87%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.81% of San Antonio residents were born in the United States, with 65.43% having been born in Texas. 8.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.