San Antonio, Texas Population 2022

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San Antonio is a city located in Bexar County and Comal County Texas. It is also the county seat of Bexar County. With a 2020 population of 1,456,069, it is the 2nd largest city in Texas and the 7th largest city in the United States. San Antonio is currently growing at a rate of 0.74% annually but its population has decreased by -4.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,529,133 in 2020. Spanning over 491 miles, San Antonio has a population density of 3,002 people per square mile.

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 - per month, and the median house value is -. 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 1,456,069 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,529,133.

San Antonio, Texas Population 2022

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

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

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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%.

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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.

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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%.

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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.

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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.

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