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San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is a city in Bexar County, Texas in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,144,646. It is the county seat of Bexar County6.


Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio

Originally founded by Canary Islanders in 1731, San Antonio was an early Spanish settlement in the Americas.

According to the 2000 census, San Antonio is the 9th largest city in the United States and the third largest in Texas with a population of 1,144,646. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 412.07 mi². 407.56 mi² of it is land and 4.51 mi² of it is water. Its population density is 2,808.5/mi². There are 433,122 housing units with an average density of 1,062.7/mi².

San Antonio has a large Hispanic population. Henry Cisneros[?], was the mayor of San Antonio from 1981 to 1989. He was the first hispanic mayor of a major U.S. city, and later went on to serve as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Bill Clinton.

San Antonio is a popular tourist destination. The downtown area features the River Walk (Paseo del Rio) lined with numerous bars and restaurants as well as the Arneson River Theater. Other spots of interest include the Spanish missions, including the Alamo, and the HemisFair tower.

Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1,067.3 km² (412.1 mi²). 1,055.6 km² (407.6 mi²) of it is land and 11.7 km² (4.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.09% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 1,144,646 people, 405,474 households, and 280,993 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,084.4/km² (2,808.5/mi²). There are 433,122 housing units at an average density of 410.3/km² (1,062.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 67.68% White, 6.82% African American, 0.84% Native American, 1.57% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 19.34% from other races, and 3.66% from two or more races. 58.66% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 405,474 households out of which 35.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% are married couples living together, 16.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% are non-families. 25.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.77 and the average family size is 3.36.

In the city the population is spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $36,214, and the median income for a family is $41,331. Males have a median income of $30,061 versus $24,444 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,487. 17.3% of the population and 14.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 24.3% are under the age of 18 and 13.5% are 65 or older.



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