San Antonio is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the 12th most populous city in North America, with around 1.4 million residents . The city is the seventh-most populous in the United States and the second-largest in Texas. San Antonio was named by a 1691 Spanish expedition for the Portuguese priest Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day is June 13.
Based on our research, San Antonio population will reach 2.68 million by 1st July of 2023. We use first day of July each year due to US census bureau normally publishes the estimated population data for the same period. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 1.66% over last 11 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate.
Population Growth of San Antonio
Looking back last eleven years of Houston’s population, the growth rate is strong and consistent ranging from 0.61% to 2.12%, adding around 15,723 to 50,338 people each year to the overall population. Lots of workers were moving to San Antonio to take advantage of employment opportunities there, which contributes to the population growth. Comparing with other cities in United States, San Antonio is one of the fast growing cities in the country. San Antonio was ranked as the fastest-growing U.S. city in terms of numeric population growth between 2021 and 2022, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Demographics of San Antonio
Only 58.20 percent of San Antonians are monolingual in English, while 41.8 percent are. Spanish, which is spoken by 37.90% of people, is the non-English language most commonly used. San Antonio has 1,529,133 residents, with a median age of 33.8; 49.36% of these are men and 50.64% are women. Residents of San Antonio who were not born in the US make up 7.83% of the population, compared to US citizens, who make up 83.84%. Additionally, non-citizens make up 8.33% of the population.
In San Antonio, 1,264,763 people currently reside in the same home as they did a year ago. In San Antonio, 517,809 people are married (42.68%), compared to 479,579 people who have never been married (representing 39.53% of the total population). Residents who are separated or divorced make up a smaller percentage of the population—35,796 (2.95%) and 151,439 (12.48%), respectively.
Population Density of San Antonio
Houston’s population density is 1,110 people per square kilometer, which is one of the most densely populated major city in US.
Facts About San Antonio
- Five Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in San Antonio, and the only medical research and care facility in the area is the South Texas Medical Center.
- San Antonio’s median household income is $53,420 annually, compared to an average household income of $71,917. The median income for residents between the ages of 25 and 44 is $55,359, and between the ages of 45 and 64, it is $60,983.
- San Fernando Cathedral is the state’s oldest cathedral. A collection of Canary Islander families founded the cathedral in 1731.
- In San Antonio, Shaquille O’Neil began playing basketball. At Cole High School, where Shaq played high school basketball, his squad went 68-1 in just two seasons and captured the 1989 state title.
- In San Antonio, directly across from the Alamo, Church’s Fried Chicken To Go opened its doors in 1952, launching the now-famous fried chicken fast food chain. After KFC, Chick-fil-A, and Popeyes Chicken, it is currently the fourth-largest chicken restaurant in the nation.
- SeaWorld San Antonio is one of the world’s largest marine life parks. Approximately 416 acres make up the park, according to SeaWorld San Antonio.
The following links provide data for this topic:
- U.S. Census Bureau: https://www.census.gov
- Texas Government: https://texas.gov/
- San Antonio City Government: https://www.sanantonio.gov/
- Visit Houston: https://www.visitsanantonio.com/