Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    1,313,155
  • Population Density
    2,786 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    471 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    983 3.4
San Antonio is a large city in Texas with 1,313,155 residents. It has low home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
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Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 San Antonio International Airport Vicinity 149,052
3.66 Northwest 77,914
1.66 South Central 54,485
1.66 Unincorporated Area 51,973
2.66 Near Northwest 49,234
3.00 I-10 East Corridor (Area) 47,359
2.33 United Southwest 38,102
2.33 Greater Delview 33,398
2.00 Arena District/Eastside 30,852
1.66 Prospect Hill Area 29,635
2.00 Highlands 29,584
2.33 Eastern Triangle 28,246
1.66 Nogalitos/South Zarzamora 27,893
1.33 Guadalupe/West Side 27,851
3.00 North Central 20,529
1.66 Kelly/South San Pueblo 20,498
3.66 Huebner/Leon Creeks 19,897
4.00 Northeast Inner Loop 16,941
2.00 City South 14,383
2.00 Midtown 12,911
2.00 Downtown 12,501
2.00 Pecan Valley 10,458
2.00 Lackland Air Force Base 8,843
2.66 Fort Sam Houston 7,276
2.00 Stinson Airport Vicinity 7,170
2.33 University Park 7,004
3.66 Terrell Hills 6,764
3.66 Tanglewood Ridge 6,272
2.66 Kirby 6,003
3.00 Camelot 5,028
3.00 Meadow Village 3,798
2.66 Ingram Hill 3,765
3.00 Monte Vista 3,717
2.33 Tobin Hill 3,202
3.00 Alamo Heights 2,981
2.00 Government Hill 2,848
3.00 Mahncke Park 2,764
3.00 St. Hedwig 2,332
2.00 Lavaca 1,945
3.33 Oakland Estates 1,708
2.66 Lackland Air Force Base Annex 1,549
2.66 Unincorporated 1,429
2.33 Somerset (unincorporated) 1,318
2.33 Five Points 1,154
3.66 Randall Air Force Base 1,148
2.66 River Road 561
2.66 Elmendorf 560
2.33 Westfort 504
Port Authority of San Antonio 24

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.00 Balcones Heights 2,905
2.33 San Antonio Central Township 663,121
4.33 Castle Hills 4,141
4.33 Olmos Park 2,246
4.33 Alamo Heights 7,068
4.00 Leon Valley 10,085
4.33 Terrell Hills 4,899
4.33 Shavano Park 2,981
4.33 Hill Country Village 1,041
4.00 Hollywood Park 3,054
3.00 Kirby 8,115
4.00 Windcrest 5,352
4.33 Helotes 7,060
3.66 San Antonio West Township 152,112
4.00 San Antonio Northwest Township 265,432
4.00 Cross Mountain 2,932
3.66 Live Oak 12,802
3.33 China Grove 1,265
4.33 San Antonio North Township 303,181
1.66 Von Ormy 1,580
3.33 Converse 17,546
4.33 Timberwood Park 11,690
2.00 San Antonio South Township 40,380
4.00 Selma 4,624
3.66 San Antonio Northeast Township 229,228
4.33 Scenic Oaks 5,199
3.00 San Antonio East Township 32,998
4.33 Fair Oaks Ranch 5,908
4.00 Schertz 29,889
4.00 Castroville-LaCoste Township 13,434
4.00 New Braunfels Township 61,960

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Dallas 1,196,258
3.33 Houston 2,089,090
4.00 Austin 782,149
3.00 Atlanta 419,250
3.00 Phoenix 1,455,565

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 78250 55,899
1.33 78207 55,890
3.33 78245 55,529
2.33 78228 54,558
4.00 78247 50,712
4.00 78240 50,440
2.00 78223 49,879
4.00 78251 48,018
4.00 78249 46,850
2.33 78227 44,603
2.00 78201 44,271
3.66 78233 43,270
4.00 78254 42,817
4.33 78258 40,465
2.66 78213 39,730
4.00 78209 39,195
4.00 78230 38,896
4.00 78216 38,287
1.66 78210 37,733
4.00 78232 36,521
1.66 78221 36,032
1.00 78237 35,411
3.66 78109 35,052
1.66 78242 32,611
3.00 78218 31,808
1.66 78211 31,577
3.66 78217 31,439
3.00 78244 29,558
4.00 78154 28,222
3.66 78239 27,753
3.00 78212 27,730
3.33 78229 27,531
4.00 78253 27,519
3.33 78238 24,029
4.33 78023 23,995
1.66 78214 23,334
4.33 78260 23,159
4.33 78259 20,970
2.33 78222 19,328
1.66 78224 17,945
2.00 78220 15,940
2.33 78219 14,670
4.33 78248 14,650
1.66 78225 13,806
2.00 78264 13,096
1.66 78202 12,490
1.66 78204 11,135
4.33 78255 9,672
2.66 78236 8,266
4.33 78231 8,220
2.33 78112 7,386
3.66 78234 7,300
2.00 78073 7,211
1.33 78226 7,029
2.33 78252 6,857
4.33 78256 6,717
2.00 78203 5,378
3.66 78266 5,326
1.66 78208 3,582
4.00 78257 3,315
2.33 78215 1,296
2.00 78205 898
2.66 78235 806
78243 274

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Alamo Heights Independent School District 6
4.33 Boerne Independent School District 12
3.66 Lackland Independent School District 2
3.66 North East Independent School District 77
3.66 Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District 16
3.66 Fort Sam Houston Independent School District 3
3.66 Comal Independent School District 35
3.33 Northside Independent School District (San Antonio) 112
3.00 Medina Valley Independent School District 7
2.66 East Central Independent School District 15
2.33 Harlandale Independent School District 30
2.33 Judson Independent School District 30
2.33 South San Antonio Independent School District 20
2.00 Somerset Independent School District 8
2.00 San Antonio Independent School District 101
1.66 Southwest Independent School District 17
1.66 Southside Independent School District 9
1.00 Edgewood Independent School District (San Antonio) 22

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Health Careers High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 International School of America Public, Magnet 9-12 High
Howard Elementary School Public PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Alamo Heights Junior School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Alamo Heights High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Cambridge Elementary School Public 1-5 Elementary
4.00 Woodridge Elementary School Public 1-5 Elementary
4.00 Johnson High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Stone Oak Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Tuscany Heights Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Roan Forest Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Milton B. Lee Academy of Science & Engineering Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.00 Jose M. Lopez Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Thousand Oaks Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Reagan High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Oak Meadow Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Redland Oaks Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Bush Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Frank Tejeda Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Bulverde Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Canyon Ridge Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Hardy Oak Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Hidden Forest Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Encino Park Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Wilderness Oak Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Keystone School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 St. Mary's Hall Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Gateway Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Rainbow Hills Baptist School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Christian Heritage Schools Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas Private, Boarding, Religious 6-12 High
3.66 New Life Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
River City Christian School Private, Religious, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High
Sunnybrook Christian Academy Private, Religious 1-12 Elementary, High
3.33 River City Believers Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 The Winston School San Antonio Private, Special Education 7-12 High
3.00 Incarnate Word High School Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.00 Castle Hills First Baptist School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Trinity Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
3.00 Central Catholic High School Private, Religious, All-Boys 9-12 High
3.00 Cornerstone Christian Schools Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Antonian College Preparatory High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.66 San Antonio Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 First Baptist Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Christian Academy of San Antonio Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Healy-Murphy Center High School Private, Alternative 9-12 High
2.33 Lutheran High School of San Antonio Private, Religious 9-12 High
Achievers' Center for Education Private, Religious, Special Education 6-12 High
2.33 St. Gerard Catholic School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.33 St. Anthony Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
3.66 Trinity University - Texas
3.33 St. Mary's University - Texas
3.00 Texas Lutheran University
2.66 University of the Incarnate Word
2.66 University of Texas - San Antonio
2.66 Our Lady of the Lake University
2.33 St. Philip's College
San Antonio College
Northwest Vista College
Palo Alto College
Career Point College - San Antonio
University of Phoenix - San Antonio
Southern Careers Institute - San Antonio
University of Texas - Health Science Center at San Antonio
Hallmark College of Technology/Hallmark College of Aeronautics
Kaplan College - San Antonio North
Brown Mackie College - San Antonio
Galen College of Nursing - San Antonio
Everest Institute - San Antonio
Kaplan College - San Antonio West
ITT Technical Institute - San Antonio
The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston
Baptist Health System School of Health Professions
Quest College
International Academy of Design & Technology - San Antonio

Around San Antonio

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

San Antonio, TX United States Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX Phoenix, AZ
Hispanic 62.69% 16.05% 5.01% 35.33% 41.93% 43.14% 40.13%
White 27.25% 64.16% 36.29% 48.61% 29.45% 26.33% 47.34%
African American 6.40% 12.21% 53.63% 7.92% 24.35% 23.37% 6.09%
Asian 2.08% 4.67% 3.29% 6.09% 2.76% 5.97% 3.06%
Multiracial 1.12% 1.85% 1.37% 1.56% 1.10% 0.78% 1.37%
Native American 0.19% 0.66% 0.15% 0.17% 0.17% 0.14% 1.58%
Other 0.16% 0.21% 0.20% 0.20% 0.19% 0.19% 0.18%
Pacific Islander 0.07% 0.15% 0.01% 0.07% 0.02% 0.04% 0.21%

Age

San Antonio, TX United States Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX Phoenix, AZ
9 years and under 15% 13% 12% 14% 16% 15% 16%
10 to 17 years 12% 11% 8% 9% 10% 11% 12%
18 to 24 years 11% 10% 14% 14% 11% 11% 10%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 19% 21% 18% 18% 16%
35 to 44 years 13% 14% 15% 15% 14% 14% 15%
45 to 54 years 13% 15% 12% 12% 13% 13% 13%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 9% 8% 9% 9% 9%
65 and over 10% 13% 10% 7% 9% 9% 8%

Education Levels

San Antonio, TX United States Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX Phoenix, AZ
Less than a high school diploma 20% 15% 13% 14% 27% 26% 20%
High school diploma or equivalent 26% 29% 21% 16% 22% 23% 24%
Some college or associate degree 30% 29% 20% 25% 23% 23% 30%
Bachelor's degree 15% 18% 28% 28% 19% 18% 17%
Master's degree or higher 8% 10% 18% 17% 10% 11% 9%

Gender

San Antonio, TX United States Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX Phoenix, AZ
Male 48.7% 49.2% 49.7% 50.7% 50.0% 50.0% 50.4%
Female 51.3% 50.8% 50.3% 49.3% 50.0% 50.0% 49.6%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

San Antonio, TX United States Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX Phoenix, AZ
Rent 42.5% 33.9% 53.0% 54.5% 54.8% 53.4% 41.5%
Own 57.5% 66.1% 47.0% 45.5% 45.2% 46.6% 58.5%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

San Antonio, TX United States Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX Phoenix, AZ
Assault 321.8 280.9 813.4 262.6 293.7 521.0 354.3
Murder 6.4 5.6 19.0 3.7 12.4 10.0 8.3
Rape 39.8 29.2 25.9 25.1 39.1 30.5 37.4
Robbery 135.1 150.7 520.8 117.4 329.7 431.0 236.7

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

San Antonio, TX United States Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX Phoenix, AZ
Burglary 1135.3 718.3 1416.8 869.7 1296.0 1223.1 1205.8
Larceny 4393.3 2276.2 3938.3 4071.7 2508.8 3122.2 2401.7
Motor vehicle theft 461.3 275.5 1178.4 277.9 568.8 600.3 483.8

Income

Weather

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Resident Opinions

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 14 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate this area on the following topics:     Based on 14 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Cost of living
  • Quality of life
  • Things to do and see
  • The people

How likely are you to still be in this area in:     Based on 14 responses

Very unlikely
Very likely
  • 1 year
  • 5 years
  • 10 years
  • 20 years
  • Forever

How would you describe the local atmosphere of the area where you live?     Based on 15 responses

  • 27% Always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 47% Usually plenty of things to do, but there is some down time.
  • 27% There are occasionally fun things to do, but it can get boring around here.
  • 0% There is never anything to do.

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 14 responses

  • 64% Yes
  • 21% Not sure
  • 14% No

In terms of overall quality of life, how would you rank this neighborhood compared to other neighborhoods in the area?     Based on 15 responses

  • 7% Top 1%
  • 0% Top 5%
  • 20% Top 10%
  • 27% Top 25%
  • 33% Top 50%
  • 13% Bottom 50%

In terms of overall quality of life, how would you rank the area you live in comparison to everywhere else in the country?     Based on 14 responses

  • 0% Top 1%
  • 7% Top 5%
  • 14% Top 10%
  • 36% Top 25%
  • 14% Top 50%
  • 29% Bottom 50%

In general, has this area become a better or worse place to live since you first moved there?     Based on 15 responses

  • 7% Significantly better
  • 40% Slightly better
  • 47% Same
  • 7% Slightly worse
  • 0% Significantly worse

What is the most helpful tip for a new resident to know before moving to this area?     Based on 8 responses

  • 50% There is a lot of traffic.
  • 38% Think do you really wanna live here?
  • 12% EXTRA careful parking,unless you can afford a tow
  • 0% There is a residential police man on the block.

What one word or phrase best describes this area?     Based on 14 responses

  • 86% Nice, middle class, suburban neighborhood.
  • 14% Comfortable, Clean, Family Friendly, Safe.

What one word or phrase best describes this metro area?     Based on 15 responses

  • 53% Vibrant, full of character, in midst of renewal
  • 20% High end apartments
  • 13% Not full of character, unless you have your own.
  • 13% Comfortable, Colorful, Safe, Timely Festive.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 15 responses

  • 20% I love everything about it.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 13% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

In this metro area, is it better to live in the city or in the suburbs?     Based on 15 responses

  • 7% Definitely better to live within the city
  • 53% Definitely better to live within the suburbs
  • 40% There isn't a major difference.

In this metro area, what are the advantages to living within the city limits as opposed to the suburbs?     Based on 10 responses

  • 55% Everything is walkable, plenty to do, high energy
  • 36% It is very beautiful to see.
  • 9% The Cultural and Festive Events Within City Limits

In this metro area, what are the disadvantages to living within the city limits as opposed to the suburbs?     Based on 11 responses

  • 57% Much more traffic and accident prone.
  • 43% Expensive rents and houses, poor public transit

What initiatives is this area taking to make the community a better place?     Based on 10 responses

  • 35% Recycling
  • 25% Organize neighborhood participation @soup kitchen
  • 20% Fundraising
  • 15% Marches
  • 5% Ect.

What are the best things about the area where you live?     Based on 14 responses

  • 22% Great weather
  • 22% Friendly Living Enviornment
  • 19% Great food
  • 16% Great social events
  • 14% Amazing opportunities downtown
  • 8% Great places to exercise

What are the worst things about the area where you live?     Based on 13 responses

  • 38% Traffic can be horrible
  • 19% Everything is so far apart
  • 14% The Via-Bus schedule could be better
  • 10% The Suburbs are sleepy
  • 10% There are more shady people here than most cities
  • 10% Lack of public transit

What are the best things about this metro area?     Based on 12 responses

  • 100% SA is a large city with a small town atmosphere.

What are the worst things about this metro area?     Based on 13 responses

  • 33% Texting and Driving
  • 29% Everything revolves around hispanic culture.
  • 29% Traffic
  • 10% Drunk Driving

What are the best things about this state?     Based on 14 responses

  • 30% Texas is very friendly & accepting of new citizens
  • 18% Open Land
  • 15% Love texas
  • 12% Shopping
  • 12% The culture, though limited, is rich.
  • 9% The weather is a bit hot, but enjoyable.
  • 3% Texas is very friendly
  • 0% The fauna and flora is not the best, but is lovely

What are the worst things about this state?     Based on 11 responses

  • 31% Nothing really (:
  • 19% Some laws need adjusting, like any state.
  • 19% Some bad weather days: rain, humidity, cold, etc.
  • 12% Driving/Being on the road isn't the best at times.
  • 12% You'll meet some unsavory people along the way.
  • 6% We need more tourist attractions