San Angelo is a city located in Tom Green County Texas. It is also the county seat of Tom Green County. With a 2020 population of 102,994, it is the 41st largest city in Texas and the 308th largest city in the United States . San Angelo is currently growing at a rate of 0.98% annually and its population has increased by 10.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 93,200 in 2010. San Angelo reached it's highest population of 102,994 in 2021. Spanning over 62 miles, San Angelo has a population density of 1,727 people per square mile.
The average household income in San Angelo is $72,273 with a poverty rate of 14.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $884 per month, and the median house value is $138,000. The median age in San Angelo is 33.3 years, 32.1 years for males, and 35 years for females.
The city is the location of Angelo State University and Goodfellow Air Force Base, both of which have contributed to San Angelo’s growing population.
San Angelo TX Population Growth
Since the early 20th century, San Angelo’s population has only continued to grow. The most recent estimates show that the community is up 8%, so this city is expected to continue its growth well into the future.
Before European settlers reached the area that would eventually become San Angelo, the people that inhabited the land were known as the Jumano people.
During the colonization period, the area was a considerable hot spot among nations. Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, and finally the United States have laid claim in successive order over time. San Angelo as it is now known was born out of the efforts put into building Fort Concho. The industries that helped fuel the initial growth for San Angelo included farming and pleasurable vices such as visiting saloons and brothels.
Once the railroad was established, the town of San Angelo became a hub for transportation and eventually integrated the oil and gas present in the land into its most profitable industries.