San Antonio, Texas Population 2022

1,598,960
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San Antonio is a city located in Bexar County and Comal County Texas. San Antonio has a 2020 population of 1,598,960. It is also the county seat of Bexar County. San Antonio is currently growing at a rate of 1.09% annually and its population has increased by 20.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,332,300 in 2010.

The average household income in San Antonio is $70,778 with a poverty rate of 17.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,025 per month, and the median house value is $156,700. The median age in San Antonio is 33.6 years, 32.3 years for males, and 34.9 years for females.

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

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. In total, between the years of 2010 and 2017, the population has increased by nearly 14%.

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 adding to San Antonio's growth, the city is also experiencing healthy natural growth with a high birth rate and a low death rate. The overall ten-year growth pattern is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down for the upcoming 2020 population census in the United States.

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 exceed Dallas any time soon, San Antonio's growth will allow it to maintain its spot as the second most populous city in Texas for the time being.

The Payaya Indians originally inhabited the San Antonio River Valley. 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 ten 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 Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of San Antoniowas:

  • White: 71.90%
  • Two or more races: 10.13%
  • Other race: 7.43%
  • Black or African American: 6.78%
  • Asian: 2.98%
  • Native American: 0.70%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of San Antonio, Texas is 1,598,960 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,598,960.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,332,300.

San Antonio, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20102,153,0100.00%
20112,193,92040,9101.86%
20122,236,98043,0601.92%
20132,280,00043,0201.89%
20142,328,89048,8902.10%
20152,379,23050,3402.12%
20162,426,28047,0501.94%
20172,472,12045,8401.85%
20182,512,38040,2601.60%
20192,550,96038,5801.51%
20202,589,54038,5801.49%
20212,628,12038,5801.47%

San Antonio Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,099,45671.90%
Black or African American103,6716.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native10,7480.70%
Asian45,5572.98%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,2440.08%
Some Other Race113,6187.43%
Two or More Races154,83910.13%
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San Antonio Population by Race

San Antonio Population Pyramid 2022

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San Antonio Median Age

33.8


Total

32.6


Male

35.1


Female

San Antonio Adults

There are 1,149,151 adults, (188,158 of whom are seniors) in San Antonio.

San Antonio Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

San Antonio Sex Ratio

Female

774,318

50.64%

Male

754,815

49.36%

San Antonio Population by Age

San Antonio Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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San Antonio Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.7%28.3%
All53.8%46.2%
Male50.9%49.1%
Female46.3%53.7%
Non Family38%62%

53.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

San Antonio Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All509,5502.9653.8
Married206,9153.871.7
Male26,8514.1150.9
Female85,8614.1846.3
Non Family189,9231.3238

3.81

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

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San Antonio Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade79,2898.03%
9th to 12th Grade91,3169.24%
High School Graduate257,59326.07%
Some College220,96122.36%
Associates Degree78,0207.90%
Bachelors Degree163,73516.57%
Graduate Degree97,0949.83%
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San Antonio Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

San Antonio Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian31,04826,51616,699
White275,073262,006119,380
Islander841833262
Black66,02760,03416,290
2+ Races91,21973,89721,166
Native American6,9325,3501,429
Hispanic601,905455,891102,468
Other Race76,79453,17110,087

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 99.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.78%.

San Antonio Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,361$37,677$31,173
Less Than 9th Grade$22,304$26,709$16,553
High School Graduate$28,223$31,632$24,243
Some College$33,846$37,552$30,998
Bachelors Degree$50,976$56,378$46,403
Graduate Degree$64,468$78,180$58,669

$34,361

Average Earnings

$37,677

Average Male

$31,173

Average Female

San Antonio Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Antonio Language by Age

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San Antonio Language

58.20% of San Antonio residents speak only English, while 41.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 37.90% of the population.

San Antonio Language

San Antonio Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native10,5142,86427.24%
Black101,01022,30922.09%
Asian44,7249,27820.75%
Hispanic976,767193,38819.80%
Multiple152,84523,68115.49%
White360,85037,43410.37%
Islander1,241655.24%
Other21,037NaN%

17.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.61%

Male Poverty Rate

18.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Antonio

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Antonio is Native, with 27.24% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.87%.

San Antonio Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.14%
High School16.58%
Some College10.92%
Bachelors or Greater5.46%

San Antonio Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.00%
Male Unemployed27.94%
Female Employed9.40%
Female Unemployed29.63%

San Antonio Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

San Antonio Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,420$71,917
Families$64,030$83,936
Married Families$80,587$101,368
Non Families$35,786$48,236
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Income by Household Type

San Antonio Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

Female Marriage Rate

San Antonio Married by Age and Sex

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San Antonio Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

San Antonio Marital Status by Race

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San Antonio Marital Status

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97,318

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War31,767
First Gulf War29,253
Vietnam29,230
Korea5,437
World War II1,884

San Antonio Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3413,683
35 to 5429,257
55 to 6418,601
65 to 7420,014
75+15,763

San Antonio Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White70,0688.52%
Black12,53016.40%
Native American5326.55%
Asian1,3233.75%
Islander10811.10%
Other Race4,6685.28%
2+ Races8,0897.40%
Hispanic39,2495.53%

San Antonio Veterans by Race

San Antonio Veterans by Education

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7.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Antonio Veterans by Education

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

San Antonio Employment by Age

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San Antonio Employment by Race

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San Antonio Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.42%

Born in San Antonio

86.05%

Native Born

13.95%

Foreign Born

8.33%

Non Citizen

5.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.05% of San Antonio residents were born in the United States, with 65.42% having been born in Texas. 8.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

San Antonio Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18503,4880.00%
18608,2354,7478.97%
187012,2564,0214.06%
188020,5508,2945.30%
189037,67317,1236.25%
190053,32115,6483.53%
191096,61443,2936.12%
1920161,37964,7655.26%
1930231,54270,1633.68%
1940253,85422,3120.92%
1950408,442154,5884.87%
1960587,718179,2763.71%
1970654,15366,4351.08%
1980785,940131,7871.85%
1990935,933149,9931.76%
20001,144,650208,7172.03%
20101,332,300187,6501.53%
20111,357,12024,8201.86%
20121,383,08025,9601.91%
20131,408,34025,2601.83%
20141,435,46027,1201.93%
20151,464,04028,5801.99%
20161,487,84023,8001.63%
20171,511,15023,3101.57%
20181,530,02018,8701.25%
20191,547,25017,2301.13%
20201,564,49017,2401.11%
20211,581,73017,2401.10%
20221,598,96017,2301.09%

San Antonio Population by Year