San Antonio, TX - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    1,385,438
  • Population Density
    2,912 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    467 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    2,424 3.5
San Antonio is a large city in Texas with 1,385,438 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
3.5 from 2,424 reviews
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    • 5
    Crime & Safety at Northwest: In living here for the best 7 years I have never had a problem with crime, haven't even really heard about any crime in the area.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Northwest: I really like it here,, it's a great place to live and go to High School. There is an okay amount of things to do to occupate my teenage lifestyle and I love the atmosphere.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at San Antonio: According to the stories I see in the SA news, crime activity is not so rare, especially in certain areas of SA such as the south and northeast sides.
    • 5
    Overall Experience at San Antonio: I think San Antonio is one of the best places to raise a family. The atmosphere of the city with its countless plazas and restaurants provides a family friendly environment. The green hills all around you as you drive through the city provide a satisfying contrast compared to the drive through the flatter cities of Texas.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at San Antonio: Not much has happened to be honest

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
San Antonio International Airport Vicinity 149,051
Northwest 77,914
South Central 54,485
Unincorporated Area 51,972
Near Northwest 49,233
I-10 East Corridor (Area) 47,359
United Southwest 38,101
Greater Delview 33,398
Arena District/Eastside 30,851
Prospect Hill Area 29,635
Highlands 29,583
Eastern Triangle 28,245
Nogalitos/South Zarzamora 27,893
Guadalupe/West Side 27,851
North Central 20,528
Kelly/South San Pueblo 20,498
Huebner/Leon Creeks 19,897
Northeast Inner Loop 16,940
City South 14,382
Midtown 12,910
Downtown 12,500
Pecan Valley 10,457
Lackland Air Force Base 8,843
Fort Sam Houston 7,276
Stinson Airport Vicinity 7,169
University Park 7,003
Terrell Hills 6,763
Tanglewood Ridge 6,272
Kirby 6,002
Camelot 5,028
Meadow Village 3,797
Ingram Hill 3,764
Monte Vista 3,717
Tobin Hill 3,201
Alamo Heights 2,980
Government Hill 2,847
Mahncke Park 2,764
St. Hedwig 2,332
Lavaca 1,944
Oakland Estates 1,707
Lackland Air Force Base Annex 1,549
Unincorporated 1,428
Five Points 1,154
Randall Air Force Base 1,148
River Road 561
Elmendorf 559
Westfort 503
Port Authority of San Antonio 24

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Balcones Heights 2,825
3.66 San Antonio Central Township 685,967
3.33 Castle Hills 4,247
4.33 Olmos Park 2,023
4.33 Alamo Heights 7,397
3.66 Leon Valley 10,658
4.33 Terrell Hills 5,037
3.66 Shavano Park 3,234
3.66 Hill Country Village 874
3.66 Hollywood Park 3,179
2.33 Kirby 8,221
3.66 Windcrest 5,562
3.33 Helotes 7,880
3.66 San Antonio West Township 173,149
4.00 San Antonio Northwest Township 289,138
3.00 Cross Mountain 2,647
3.00 Live Oak 14,213
2.33 China Grove 1,152
4.00 San Antonio North Township 323,259
1.66 Von Ormy 1,031
3.33 Converse 19,738
3.66 Timberwood Park 25,086
2.66 San Antonio South Township 40,409
3.66 Selma 7,046
3.66 San Antonio Northeast Township 242,985
3.33 Scenic Oaks 5,456
3.00 San Antonio East Township 34,181
4.00 Fair Oaks Ranch 6,534
3.66 Schertz 35,093
3.33 Castroville-LaCoste Township 15,390
3.66 New Braunfels Township 68,775

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Dallas 1,240,985
3.33 Houston 2,167,988
4.00 Austin 864,218
3.33 Atlanta 440,641
4.00 Phoenix 1,490,758

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 78250 56,580
2.66 78207 53,969
3.33 78245 62,615
3.33 78228 60,256
3.66 78247 51,400
3.66 78240 54,613
2.66 78223 52,249
3.66 78251 54,898
3.66 78249 52,206
3.33 78227 48,457
3.33 78201 41,421
3.66 78233 46,836
3.33 78254 48,966
4.00 78258 42,447
3.33 78213 42,289
4.00 78209 40,942
4.00 78230 42,443
4.00 78216 40,171
2.66 78210 38,685
4.00 78232 36,503
2.66 78221 37,923
2.33 78237 37,224
3.33 78109 36,915
2.33 78242 33,538
3.66 78218 32,846
2.66 78211 34,074
4.00 78217 33,014
3.00 78244 31,612
3.33 78154 33,259
3.33 78239 28,460
4.00 78212 28,437
4.00 78229 29,893
3.66 78253 32,884
4.00 78238 25,130
3.66 78023 27,381
2.66 78214 24,061
3.33 78260 26,498
3.66 78259 22,582
2.66 78222 22,243
2.66 78224 18,984
2.66 78220 16,461
2.66 78219 14,805
3.66 78248 14,380
2.66 78225 13,629
2.00 78264 11,811
2.66 78202 12,743
3.33 78204 11,237
3.33 78255 12,280
3.00 78236 8,570
3.66 78231 8,132
2.33 78112 8,000
2.66 78234 6,684
2.33 78073 7,795
2.66 78226 5,916
2.66 78252 8,629
3.66 78256 7,896
3.00 78203 5,534
3.33 78266 5,990
2.66 78208 3,860
3.66 78257 4,186
3.33 78215 1,622
4.00 78205 1,033
2.33 78235 801
3.33 78243 219

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Alamo Heights Independent School District 6
4.00 North East Independent School District 78
4.00 Fort Sam Houston Independent School District 3
3.66 Northside Independent School District (San Antonio) 120
3.33 East Central Independent School District 15
2.66 Harlandale Independent School District 31
2.66 Judson Independent School District 32
2.66 South San Antonio Independent School District 20
2.66 Somerset Independent School District 8
2.66 San Antonio Independent School District 99
2.66 Southwest Independent School District 19
2.00 Southside Independent School District 9
1.66 Edgewood Independent School District (San Antonio) 20

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 the Americas Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Howard Elementary School Public PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Alamo Heights Junior School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Alamo Heights High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Johnson High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Milton B. Lee Academy of Science & Engineering Public, Charter 9-12 High
4.00 Jose M. Lopez Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Reagan High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Bush Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Tejeda Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Bulverde Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Bradley Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Leon Springs Elementary Shool Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 School of Science & Technology Public, Charter 6-12 Middle, High
4.00 Hoffmann Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Helotes Elementary Shool Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Scobee Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Fernandez Elementary Shool Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Fox Technical High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Harmony Science Academy - San Antonio Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Julia Newton Aue Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Briscoe Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Churchill High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Beard Elementary Shool 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
Gateway Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas Private, Boarding, Religious 6-12 Middle, High
3.00 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, Middle, High
3.33 Sunnybrook Christian Academy Private, Religious 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 River City Believers Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 The Winston School San Antonio Private, Special Education 7-12 Middle, High
3.33 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
3.33 Trinity Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 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
3.33 Antonian College Preparatory High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 San Antonio Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 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
2.66 Lutheran High School of San Antonio Private, Religious 9-12 High
Achievers' Center for Education Private, Religious, Special Education 6-12 Middle, High
2.00 St. Gerard Catholic School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 St. Anthony Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Trinity University - Texas
St. Mary's University - Texas
Texas Lutheran University
University of the Incarnate Word
University of Texas - San Antonio
Our Lady of the Lake University
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 Texas San Antonio Metro Area Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX Phoenix, AZ
Hispanic 63.33% 16.62% 38.18% 54.22% 5.56% 34.83% 41.73% 43.89% 40.48%
White 26.30% 63.25% 44.31% 35.74% 36.41% 48.66% 29.28% 25.52% 45.98%
African American 6.42% 12.23% 11.56% 6.10% 52.39% 7.50% 24.29% 22.83% 6.51%
Asian 2.35% 4.83% 4.04% 2.05% 3.76% 6.49% 2.96% 6.25% 3.27%
Multiracial 1.21% 2.05% 1.46% 1.45% 1.56% 2.15% 1.43% 1.16% 1.83%
Native American 0.18% 0.66% 0.25% 0.20% 0.12% 0.18% 0.15% 0.17% 1.58%
Other 0.13% 0.19% 0.13% 0.15% 0.17% 0.13% 0.13% 0.15% 0.14%
Pacific Islander 0.08% 0.16% 0.07% 0.09% 0.02% 0.07% 0.03% 0.04% 0.22%

Age

San Antonio, TX United States Texas San Antonio Metro Area Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX Phoenix, AZ
9 years and under 15% 13% 15% 15% 11% 13% 16% 15% 15%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 12% 12% 7% 8% 10% 10% 12%
18 to 24 years 11% 10% 10% 10% 15% 13% 10% 11% 10%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 14% 14% 20% 21% 18% 18% 16%
35 to 44 years 13% 13% 14% 13% 15% 15% 14% 14% 14%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 13% 13% 12% 12% 12% 13% 13%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 11% 11% 10% 9% 10% 10% 10%
65 and over 11% 13% 11% 11% 10% 7% 9% 9% 9%

Education Levels

San Antonio, TX United States Texas San Antonio Metro Area Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX Phoenix, AZ
Less than a high school diploma 19% 14% 18% 17% 12% 13% 26% 24% 19%
High school diploma or equivalent 26% 28% 25% 26% 20% 17% 22% 22% 24%
Some college or associate degree 31% 29% 29% 31% 22% 24% 22% 24% 30%
Bachelor's degree 16% 18% 18% 17% 27% 29% 19% 18% 17%
Master's degree or higher 9% 11% 9% 9% 20% 17% 11% 12% 9%

Gender

San Antonio, TX United States Texas San Antonio Metro Area Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX Phoenix, AZ
Female 51.1% 50.8% 50.4% 50.8% 50.5% 49.6% 50.0% 49.9% 50.1%
Male 48.9% 49.2% 49.6% 49.2% 49.5% 50.4% 50.0% 50.1% 49.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

San Antonio, TX United States Texas San Antonio Metro Area Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX Phoenix, AZ
Own 55.0% 64.9% 62.7% 63.3% 44.1% 44.8% 43.0% 44.5% 54.0%
Rent 45.0% 35.1% 37.3% 36.7% 55.9% 55.2% 57.0% 55.5% 46.0%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

San Antonio, TX United States Texas San Antonio Metro Area Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX Phoenix, AZ
Assault 332.3 278.9 268.6 372.1 661.1 232.9 291.1 485.1 305.7
Murder 7.2 5.0 4.9 4.7 20.5 3.5 9.1 10.9 7.5
Rape 75.4 13.6 47.4 33.2 63.2 61.4 36.6 65.8
Robbery 124.4 159.8 138.5 133.3 512.6 96.6 303.0 458.8 193.0

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

San Antonio, TX United States Texas San Antonio Metro Area Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX Phoenix, AZ
Burglary 864.1 573.5 653.9 947.6 1203.9 634.2 918.3 974.3 935.8
Larceny 4053.9 2079.6 2514.4 3851.4 3631.0 3255.0 2117.2 3068.8 2317.9
Motor vehicle theft 499.8 235.5 289.3 411.6 912.5 253.1 553.7 650.6 470.6

Income

Weather

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  • 63°
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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 355 responses

  • 66% Yes
  • 20% Not sure
  • 14% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 534 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 the public services in this area:     Based on 511 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 497 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 507 responses

  • 16% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 50% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 31% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 4% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 186 responses

  • 47% Very accepting.
  • 45% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 7% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 2% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 612 responses

  • 24% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 58% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 16% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 2% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 192 responses

  • 22% I love everything about it.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 15% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 2% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 240 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments