San Antonio, TX

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Population

1.51M

1.3% growth

Median Age

33.6


Median Household Income

$50,044

1.58% growth

Poverty Rate

18.6%


Number of Employees

706,348

2.31% growth

Median Property Value

$148,200

10.7% growth

About

In 2017, San Antonio, TX had a population of 1.51M people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $50,044. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of San Antonio, TX grew from 1.49M to 1.51M, a 1.3% increase and its median household income grew from $49,268 to $50,044, a 1.58% increase.

The population of San Antonio, TX is 64.1% Hispanic or Latino, 24.8% White Alone, and 6.48% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in San Antonio, TX speak a non-English language, and 91.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Antonio, TX are The University of Texas at San Antonio (6,149 degrees awarded in 2016), San Antonio College (3,516 degrees), and Northwest Vista College (3,331 degrees).

The median property value in San Antonio, TX is $148,200, and the homeownership rate is 54.8%. Most people in San Antonio, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in San Antonio, TX is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Concepcion is designated as a National Historic Landmark and is part of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Catholic Mass is still held every Sunday.

Economy

The economy of San Antonio, TX employs 706k people. The largest industries in San Antonio, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (94,617 people), Retail Trade (83,683 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (72,697 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,623), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($57,043), and Public Administration ($49,364).

Median household income in San Antonio, TX is $50,044. Males in San Antonio, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,183. The income inequality in San Antonio, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,044

2017 value

± $1,296

1.58%

1 Year Growth

± 3.53%

Households in San Antonio, TX have a median annual income of $50,044, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,268 in 2016, which represents a 1.58% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,834

Average Male Salary

± $720

$47,183

Average Female Salary

± $513

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $66,972 ± $2,204

  2. White

    $53,020 ± $510

  3. Two or More Races

    $45,863 ± $2,727

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Antonio, TX is from Texas.

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.678% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1915.04

  2. Census Tract 1914.12

  3. Census Tract 1819.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Antonio, TX was Census Tract 1915.04 with a value of $207,188, followed by Census Tract 1914.12 and Census Tract 1819.02, with respective values of $170,500 and $153,641.

The following map shows all of the places in San Antonio, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Antonio, TX (267k out of 1.44M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    208,283 ± 3,571

  2. Hispanic

    198,296 ± 3,378

  3. Black

    23,948 ± 1,249

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Antonio, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

706k

2017 Value

± 16,493

2.31%

1 Year growth

± 3.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Antonio, TX grew at a rate of 2.31%, from 690k employees to 706k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Antonio, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (102,832 people), Sales & Related Occupations (78,040 people), and Management Occupations (59,104 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Antonio, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of San Antonio, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (102,832 people), Sales & Related Occupations (78,040 people), and Management Occupations (59,104 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, San Antonio, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.29 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.25 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of San Antonio, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,143), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,806), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,078).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

706k

2017 Value

± 16,493

2.31%

1 Year growth

± 3.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Antonio, TX grew at a rate of 2.31%, from 690k employees to 706k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Antonio, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (94,617 people), Retail Trade (83,683 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (72,697 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Antonio, TX, though some of these residents may live in San Antonio, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in San Antonio, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (94,617 people), Retail Trade (83,683 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (72,697 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, San Antonio, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.53 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.47 times), and Construction (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in San Antonio, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,623), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($57,043), and Public Administration ($49,364).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.5% of the population of San Antonio, TX has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 7.82% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 3.1% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of San Antonio, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in San Antonio, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Texas in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.5%

Uninsured

41.9%

Employer Coverage

17.2%

Medicaid

7.82%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

3.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Antonio, TX grew by 2.08% from 16.1% to 16.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in San Antonio, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

San Antonio, TX is home to a population of 1.51M people, from which 91.9% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of San Antonio, TX residents were born outside of the country (207k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of San Antonio, TX is composed of 969k Hispanic or Latino residents (64.1%), 375k White Alone residents (24.8%), 97.9k Black or African American Alone residents (6.48%), 38.1k Asian Alone residents (2.52%), 24.6k Two or More Races residents (1.63%), 3.38k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.223%), 2.18k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.144%), and 1.2k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0792%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in San Antonio, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in San Antonio, TX was 33.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in San Antonio, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all San Antonio, TX residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    207k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of San Antonio, TX residents (207k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Antonio, TX was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,536,761 ± 37,310 people

  2. India

    269,624 ± 12,687 people

  3. El Salvador

    222,793 ± 11,543 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,536,761 Texas residents, followed by India with 269,624 and El Salvador with 222,793.

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Citizenship

91.9%

2017 Citizenship

90.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.9% of San Antonio, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in San Antonio, TX was 90.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    969k ± 16.8k

  2. White Alone

    375k ± 8.27k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    97.9k ± 5.23k

In 2017, there were 2.58 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (969k people) in San Antonio, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 375k White Alone and 97.9k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in San Antonio, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of San Antonio, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in San Antonio, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of San Antonio, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    29,275 ± 2,986

  2. Vietnam

    27,622 ± 2,043

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    19,481 ± 2,680

San Antonio, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in San Antonio, TX awarded 29,112 degrees. The student population of San Antonio, TX is skewed towards women, with 52,473 male students and 69,892 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Antonio, TX are Hispanic or Latino (15,932 and 56.5%), followed by White (7,839 and 27.8%), Black or African American (2,229 and 7.91%), and Asian (965 and 3.42%).

The largest universities in San Antonio, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at San Antonio (6,149 and 21.1%), San Antonio College (3,516 and 12.1%), and Northwest Vista College (3,331 and 11.4%).

The most popular majors in San Antonio, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (3,170 and 10.9%), General Business Administration & Management (1,670 and 5.74%), and Registered Nursing (1,518 and 5.21%).

The median tuition costs in San Antonio, TX are $27,000 for private four year colleges, and $5,039 and $15,636 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 616 degrees awarded

  2. 536 degrees awarded

  3. 521 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in San Antonio, TX was General Psychology with 616 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in San Antonio, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 6,149 degrees awarded

  2. 3,516 degrees awarded

  3. 3,331 degrees awarded

$5,039

Median In-State Public

$27,000

Median Private

In 2016, the San Antonio, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas at San Antonio with 6,149 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

11,862

Degrees Awarded to Men

17,250

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 11,862 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Antonio, TX, which is 0.688 times less than the 17,250 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in San Antonio, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    15,932 degrees awarded

  2. White

    7,839 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    2,229 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in San Antonio, TX were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 15,932 degrees mean that there were 2.03 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 7,839 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Antonio, TX was $148,200 in 2017, which is 0.681 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $133,900 to $148,200, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate in San Antonio, TX is 54.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in San Antonio, TX have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in San Antonio, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$50,044

Median Household Income

± $1,296

502k

Number of Households

± 11,857

In 2017, the median household income of the 502k households in San Antonio, TX grew to $50,044 from the previous year's value of $49,268.

The following chart displays the households in San Antonio, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$148,200

2017 Median

± $4,705

$133,900

2016 Median

± $3,452

In 2017, the median property value in San Antonio, TX grew to to $148,200 from the previous year's value of $133,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in San Antonio, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Antonio, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in San Antonio, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Antonio, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

54.8%

2017 Homeownership

53.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.8% of the housing units in San Antonio, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in San Antonio, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in San Antonio, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Antonio, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Antonio, TX have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.92% of the workforce in San Antonio, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in San Antonio, TX was Drove Alone (79.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Worked At Home (4.09%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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