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San Antonio, TX

San Antonio is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides
1,486,520
San Antonio Population7
$
38,554
Median Income6
6.8
%
Unemployment Rate20
 

City Score

 

Population

Since 2010, the population of San Antonio has grown 144% faster than the national average, partially driven by the segment of the population that is 25- to 34-year olds which grew by 25%

Age

33.3
Median Age7
15.2
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

San Antonio residents are mostly Hispanic/Mexican and the city is becoming less diverse as the Hispanic community has grown by 18.5% since 2010, while the white community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 59.9%

Race

42.3
%
Texas Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

San Antonio has hot summers, mild winters, little rainfall, and almost no snow. The temperature drops to 32°F or below only 20 days per year, but reaches 90°F or above 116 days per year with an average temperature in July of 84°F

Weather

22
%
Chance of Rain13
57
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature42

 

Housing

The average home value in San Antonio increased by 47% since 2010 which is 4% higher than the national average and 7% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,300
Monthly Average14
39
%
Renters43

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

San Antonio is a low tax location with no state or local income tax, but sales tax 20% higher than the national average and property tax 62% higher than the national average.

Other

1.81
%
Property Tax24
8.25
%
Sales Tax22
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax24

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)44

 

Employment

San Antonio has an average employment rate of 93% which is 0% lower than the national average. The largest employers are H-E-B and Whataburger

Income

24.4
%
<$25,0006
8.4
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry20

 

Politics

San Antonio is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides

2016 Presidential Election Results46

Representatives

Mayor31 Ron Nirenberg
Independent
House of Representative31 Lloyd Doggett
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Baptist Emergency Hospital, is 8.9 miles from the center of San Antonio, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, South Texas Veterans Health Care System - Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital[3], is 0.0 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Temple, is 131.1 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical32 CBD Oil Only
Decriminalized32 No
 

Safety

In Texas, 35.5% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 41.7% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks33
No
Permit to Purchase Law33

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#85 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche34
#39 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report35
#81 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche36
#34 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report37
#48 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub38
 

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