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San Antonio city - Bexar County (part), Texas

Bexar County (part), Texas
Nickname(s):River City, San Antone, Alamo City, Military City USA, Countdown City
Founded:1691
Population
- Total:1.327.381 (2010)
- Density:2.879,4/sq mi (1.112,6/sq km)
Area code(s):210, 830
Time zone:CST (UTC-6)
Summer Time zone:CDT (UTC-5)
Website:www.sanantonio.gov
Area
- Total:467 sq mi (1.208 sq km)
- Land:461 sq mi (1.193 sq km)
- Water:6 sq mi (15 sq km)
- % water:1,24 %
Latitude:+29.4578286
Longitude:-098.5149483

San Antonio city - Bexar County (part) is located in the state of Texas. It occupies the area of 467 square miles. 6 square miles are water areas and 461 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Bexar County (part) lies at +29.4578286, -098.5149483 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 1.327.381 living in the Bexar County (part). The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (72.58%), Some Other Race (13.68%) and Black or African American (6.88%). Median age is 31 for the males and 34 for the females.

Statistical data for the Bexar County (part) based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
1,327,381
White alone
963,39172.58 %
Black or African American alone
91,2806.88 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
11,7960.89 %
Asian alone
32,2542.43 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1,5040.11 %
Some Other Race alone
181,62513.68 %
Two or More races
45,5313.43 %

History of San Antonio

San Antonio was founded in 1691, when a group of Spanish missionaries came upon a Native American settlement on what is now known as the San Antonio River. Since it was the feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua, they decided to name the settlement after this saint. In 1718, the Franciscans founded a mission, called San Antonio de Valero, with the purpose of educating and converting the native tribes and of providing a solid core for the new settlement. Other missionaries came to the area from Spain and founded their own missions, but the original one remained the strongest. However, the mission was under constant attacks by the Comanche and Apaches and it became difficult to maintain it. In 1794, the mission was converted to a Spanish military installment under the new name - the Alamo.

San Antonio became the largest Spanish settlement in Texas and became capital of the Province of Tejas. Mexico continuously encouraged Americans to purchase the land in the area and soon they actually outnumbered the Spanish. In 1835, Texas declared independence from Mexico and a series of battles ensued, the most pivotal of them being the Battle of Alamo, which lasted 12 days. A month and a half after the fall of Alamo, Sam Houston’s troops won the Battle of San Jacinto, achieving the independence of Texas.

Texas joined the Union in 1845 as the 28th state, which led to the Mexican-American War. San Antonio was devastated during that war and its population was reduced by two-thirds.

After the Civil War, San Antonio remained a typical frontier city but it also became an important center for cattle trade. Many new immigrants moved to the city, and the European ones brought their culture, cuisine and architecture, making San Antonio a vibrant and somewhat exotic city. After the railroad reached San Antonio in 1877, its real development began. The population continued to grow steadily and its economy became much stronger. In the 20th century San Antonio became the home of several military installations, which proved important for the further development of the city.

Geography and Climate

San Antonio is located in south-central Texas, in the southwestern corner of the so-called Texas Triangle, an urban area consisting of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin. It is located at 722 ft. above sea level, along the San Antonio River, and occupies an area of 41,207 square miles. Like much of the western urban centers, the areas outside the strict city limits are sparsely populated. The climate is humid subtropical, with hot summers and warm to cool winters. The weather is alternately dry and humid, depending on the winds. San Antonio is one of the most flood-prone cities in the USA. The worst flooding took place in 1998.

Population

In 2010, according to the U.S. Census, San Antonio had a population of 1,327,407. The racial makeup in the city was 63.2% Hispanic or Latino, 26.6% non-Hispanic White, 6.9% Black or African American, 2.4% Asian, 0.9% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 13.7% some other race and 3.4% biracial.

In 2000, the median household income was $36.214 and the per capita income was $17.487.

Economy of San Antonio

Economically, the primary focus of the city is on government, financial services, healthcare and tourism. The city has one of the largest military concentrations in the nation, with more than 89,000 residents employed in that sector.

San Antonio is home to two Fortune Global 500 companies - Valero Energy Corp and Tesoro Petroleum Corp, and also home to five Fortune 500 companies: USAA, Clear Channel Communications, Tesoro and Valero.

Other large companies based in San Antonio include Frost National Bank, Harte-Hanks, Kinetic Concepts, Taco Cabana, Whataburger, NewTek and many more.

Tourism and Events

Tourism brings twenty million visitors to the city each year, mostly because of the Alamo. Other frequently visited tourist attractions are the River Walk, the Seaworld Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Marriage Island and many historic and cultural sites at the downtown area of the city, such as the Cathedral of San Fernando, HemisFair Park with the famous Tower of the Americas, La Villita, the Spanish Governor’s Palace, Menger Hotel, The Majestic Theatre, Bexar County Courthouse and many others.

San Antonio hosts several annual events, most notably the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, the Tejano Music Awards, the Texas Folklife Festival and San Antonio Film Festival.

The city is home to the first museum of modern art in Texas - the McNay Art Museum. Other notable cultural institutions include the Museo Alameda, San Antonio Missions national Historical Park, The Woodlawn Theatre, San Antonio Museum of Art, Japanese Tea Gardens, the Witte Museum, the Institute of Texan Cultures, Artspace San Antonio and the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center. The city also has a number of performing arts venues, most notably the Alameda Theater, the Lila Cockrel Theatre and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center.

Education in San Antonio

Some of the most important institutions of higher learning in the city include University of Texas Health Care Science Center at San Antonio, University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, which are all public, and several private universities, most notably the prestigious Trinity University, St. Mary’s University, Our Lady of the Lake University and more than 30 private and charter schools. The city is also home to U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training.

Transportation

The primary airport is San Antonio International Airport (SAT). Passenger rail service is provided by Amtrak on two of its services: Texas Eagle (daily) and Sunset Limited (three times a week).

Statistical data for the San Antonio city - Bexar County (part), Texas

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
1,327,381
White alone
963,39172.58 %
Black or African American alone
91,2806.88 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
11,7960.89 %
Asian alone
32,2542.43 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1,5040.11 %
Some Other Race alone
181,62513.68 %
Two or More races
45,5313.43 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
1,327,381
Not Hispanic or Latino
488,43436.80 %
Hispanic or Latino
838,94763.20 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
1,327,381
Not Hispanic or Latino
488,43436.80 %
White alone
353,08872.29 %
Black or African American alone
83,36517.07 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,7680.57 %
Asian alone
30,5966.26 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1,0970.22 %
Some Other Race alone
2,1050.43 %
Two or More races
15,4153.16 %
Hispanic or Latino
838,94763.20 %
White alone
610,30372.75 %
Black or African American alone
7,9150.94 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
9,0281.08 %
Asian alone
1,6580.20 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
4070.05 %
Some Other Race alone
179,52021.40 %
Two or More races
30,1163.59 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
33
Male
31
Female
34

Household Type

Total
479,633
Family households
318,03466.31 %
Husband-wife family
205,23964.53 %
Other family
112,79535.47 %
Male householder, no wife present
28,36625.15 %
Female householder, no husband present
84,42974.85 %
Nonfamily households
161,59933.69 %
Householder living alone
129,16979.93 %
Householder not living alone
32,43020.07 %

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Lackland A F BSan Antonio78236
San AntonioAlamo Heights78209
San AntonioBalcones Heights78201
San AntonioBalcones Hts78201
San AntonioBracken78266
San AntonioBrooks Afb Branch78235
San AntonioBrooks Cb78235
San AntonioBrooks City Base78235
San AntonioCastle Hills78213
San AntonioChina Grove78263
San AntonioCity Public Serv Board78289
San AntonioElectronic Security Services78243
San AntonioFirm Cases78285
San AntonioFort Sam Houston78234
San AntonioFt Sm Houston78234
San AntonioGarden Ridge78266
San AntonioHill Country Village78232
San AntonioHl Cntry Vlg78232
San AntonioHollywood Park78232
San AntonioHollywood Pk78232
San AntonioKelly Usa78226
San AntonioKelly Usa Br78227
San AntonioKirby78219
San AntonioLeon Valley78238, 78254, 78268
San AntonioLevi Strauss78241
San AntonioLevi Strauss Evacuee Ctr78241
San AntonioLive Oak78233
San AntonioOlmos Park78212
San AntonioS W Bell Tele Co78287
San AntonioSan Antonio78252, 78251, 78258, 78250, 78257, 78253, 78246, 78256, 78255, 78254, 78247, 78248, 78249, 78259, 78285, 78292, 78287, 78288, 78289, 78291, 78293, 78294, 78295, 78296, 78297, 78298, 78284, 78283, 78260, 78261, 78263, 78264, 78270, 78265, 78266, 78268, 78269, 78278, 78279, 78280, 78299, 78201, 78215, 78216, 78217, 78218, 78219, 78220, 78221, 78222, 78223, 78224, 78214, 78213, 78212, 78202, 78203, 78204, 78205, 78206, 78207, 78208, 78209, 78210, 78211, 78225, 78226, 78234, 78235, 78237, 78238, 78239, 78240, 78241, 78242, 78243, 78244, 78233, 78245, 78232, 78227, 78228, 78231, 78229, 78230
San AntonioShavano Park78249, 78230, 78257, 78231
San AntonioTerrell Hills78209
San AntonioUnited Service Auto Assc78288
San AntonioWetmore78270, 78247
San AntonioWindcrest78218, 78239

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