San Antonio, Texas Population 2024

1,506,593

San Antonio is a city located in Atascosa County, Bandera County, Bexar County, Comal County, Guadalupe County, Kendall County, Medina County, and Wilson County Texas. San Antonio has a 2024 population of 1,506,593. It is also the county seat of Bexar County. San Antonio is currently growing at a rate of 1.13% annually and its population has increased by 4.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,439,225 in 2020.

The average household income in San Antonio is $80,313 with a poverty rate of 17.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in San Antonio is 34.1 years, 33 years for males, and 35.2 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 Antonio was:

  • White: 56.63%
  • Two or more races: 23.35%
  • Other race: 9.4%
  • Black or African American: 6.58%
  • Asian: 3.05%
  • Native American: 0.91%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.1%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
498.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,019.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.68% (67,368)
The current population of San Antonio, Texas is 1,506,593 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,439,225.

San Antonio, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White818,62656.63%
Two or more races337,53823.35%
Other race135,8869.4%
Black or African American95,0646.58%
Asian44,0443.05%
Native American13,1020.91%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1,4020.1%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

San Antonio Population by Race

San Antonio Population Pyramid 2024

San Antonio Median Age

34.1

Total

33

Male

35.2

Female

San Antonio Adults

There are 1,097,326 adults, (185,125 of whom are seniors) in San Antonio.

San Antonio Age Dependency

58.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

San Antonio Sex Ratio

Female727,77150.34%
Male717,89149.66%

San Antonio Population by Age

San Antonio Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All542,8172.6251.948.1
Married211,2933.4771.528.5
Non Family208,3761.2535.864.2
Female90,8983.544456
Male32,2503.2949.950.1

3.36

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

51.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

San Antonio Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade73,0517.79%
9th to 12th Grade79,0378.43%
High School Graduate240,14625.61%
Some College209,25522.32%
Associates Degree76,4508.15%
Bachelors Degree160,02317.07%
Graduate Degree99,66810.63%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

San Antonio Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

San Antonio Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic582,785452,197109,904
White245,797235,269110,461
2+ Races203,836163,46147,504
Other Race91,95066,58913,166
Black61,11155,91014,939
Asian30,20826,17217,388
Native American8,7066,9351,938
Islander1,0731,055285

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 98.32%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.56%.

San Antonio Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,095$44,318$35,472
Less Than 9th Grade$26,542$31,288$19,489
High School Graduate$32,495$36,131$27,764
Some College$38,532$42,705$34,487
Bachelors Degree$58,152$65,557$52,304
Graduate Degree$73,215$88,242$66,685

$40,095

Average Earnings

$44,318

Average Male

$35,472

Average Female

San Antonio Earnings by Educational Attainment

San Antonio Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

San Antonio Language

58.57% of San Antonio residents speak only English, while 41.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 37.55% of the population.

San Antonio Language

San Antonio Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic939,866187,86219.99%
Multiple333,47359,23617.76%
White319,19432,50510.18%
Other134,49725,38918.88%
Black91,37821,11923.11%
Asian43,0018,56419.92%
Native12,8932,74121.26%
Islander1,39229621.26%

17.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.4%

Male Poverty Rate

19.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in San Antonio

The race most likely to be in poverty in San Antonio is Black, with 23.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in San Antonio is White, with 10.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.19%.

San Antonio Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.28%
High School17.64%
Some College11.51%
Bachelors or Greater5.2%

San Antonio Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.68%
Male Unemployed28.59%
Female Employed9.92%
Male Employed7.33%

San Antonio Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

San Antonio Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$59,593$80,313
Families$72,452$94,034
Married Families$90,439$113,963
Non Families$40,315$54,209

mean

median

Income by Household Type

San Antonio Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.0%

Female Marriage Rate

San Antonio Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

San Antonio Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

89,121

Number of Veterans

77,028

Male Veterans

12,093

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War31,238
First Gulf War27,542
Vietnam26,237
Korea3,754
World War II789

San Antonio Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5425,329
65 to 7419,438
55 to 6417,336
75+14,603
18 to 3412,415

San Antonio Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White53,9068.66%
Hispanic38,9065.62%
2+ Races15,8986.59%
Black10,88015.22%
Other Race5,8975.57%
Asian1,5554.6%
Native American6496.3%
Islander33628.31%

San Antonio Veterans by Race

San Antonio Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

San Antonio Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.8%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

San Antonio Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

San Antonio Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

San Antonio Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.49%

Born in San Antonio

85.75%

Native Born

14.25%

Foreign Born

8.43%

Non Citizen

5.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.75% of San Antonio residents were born in the United States, with 64.49% having been born in Texas. 8.43% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,590,80316,8421.07%
20281,573,96116,8421.08%
20271,557,11916,8421.09%
20261,540,27716,8421.11%
20251,523,43516,8421.12%
20241,506,59316,8421.13%
20231,489,75116,8421.14%
20221,472,90918,8891.3%
20211,454,02014,7951.03%
20201,439,225-108,031-6.98%
20191,547,25616,4271.07%
20181,530,82919,2631.27%
20171,511,56623,0661.55%
20161,488,50023,6611.62%
20151,464,83928,6251.99%
20141,436,21427,1231.92%
20131,409,09125,2811.83%
20121,383,81026,0031.92%
20111,357,80724,8411.86%
20101,332,966188,32016.45%
20001,144,646208,71322.3%
1990935,933149,99319.08%
1980785,940131,78720.15%
1970654,15366,43511.3%
1960587,718179,27643.89%
1950408,442154,58860.9%
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%
18608,2354,747136.1%
18503,48800%
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San Antonio Population by Year