Information About San Antonio

The total estimated population is 1,311,184. Density is low at 1,484 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 898,524; Black: 93,061; Two or More Races: 47,800; Asian: 21,021; American Indian: 10,579; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 1,335; Other Race: 238,864; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 728,160 (56%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 583,024 (44%)

There are 145,879 foreign born residents, of which 41.6% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 102,855; Germany: 3,635; Philippines: 3,455; Vietnam: 2,465; India: 2,242; Canada: 2,207; Korea: 1,895; U.S. Born: This State: 863,245; South: 87,943; Midwest: 86,217; West: 60,327; Northeast: 42,671;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in San Antonio Most Common US Birthplaces in San Antonio

The sex distribution is 49% male and 51% female. The median age is 33 years.

Age Distribution

There are 114,103 married couples with children and 52,956 single-parent households (10,565 men, 42,391 women).

The median household income is $43,794 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Texas: $39,927; San Antonio: $43,794;

16% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Texas: 15%; San Antonio: 16%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 395,444; Government: 90,099; Self-employed: 34,247; Unpaid family work: 1,809; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 184,190; Sales and office: 167,379; Professional and related: 112,024; Office and administrative support: 95,433; Service: 90,513; Management, business, and financial operations: 72,166;

Work Types in San Antonio Common Occupations in San Antonio

The average commute time is 25 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 429,607; Car or truck (carpooled): 84,154; Public transportation: 19,905; Walked: 14,603; Worked at home: 14,085; Bicycle: 845; Motorcycle: 639;

Transportation to work methods in San Antonio

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in San Antonio.

There are 492,380 housing units, of which 339,383 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 278,648; Renter: 182,866; Vacant: 30,866; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 188,556; Not Mortgaged: 90,092;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in San Antonio

The median single family home value is $91,963.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Texas: $986; San Antonio: $960;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Texas: $490; San Antonio: $504;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 31,509; 1940 to 1949: 32,260; 1950 to 1959: 61,536; 1960 to 1969: 71,206; 1970 to 1979: 101,008; 1980 to 1989: 110,164; 1990 to 1994: 31,254; 1995 to 1998: 40,132; 1999 to March 2000: 13,311;

0.7% of homes lack plumbing and 2.7% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 227,240; Electricity: 223,989; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 7,407; No Fuel: 1,608;

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