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45.90% of the occupied housing units are renters within the San Antonio metro area.

San Antonio has a total population of 1,511,946 and 54.10% of the population own their home. 45.90% of the occupied housing units are renters within the San Antonio metro area. The median gross rent from 2014 - 2016 was $882. Today, the rental rate has risen 11.34% from 2016. Residents tend to be more long term with 81.50% staying in their residence for more than 1 year. For those who own a home, the median value of the house is $121,100.

San Antonio is home to many affordable apartments under $800 a month

Rental Rates in San Antonio

The average rental rate for all rental properties within San Antonio is $982. The rental rates by bedrooms is as follows. A studio is $702, a one bedroom is $848, a two bedroom is $1,085, and for three bedrooms, the rental rate is $1,377. The average sq ft for a rental unit is 847 sq. ft. With 3 bedrooms being about on average 1,319 sq. ft.

By neighborhood, the average rental rates in San Antonio are as follows:

Woodlawn Hills - $688
University Park - $688
Kelly - South San Pueblo - $718
Mission San Jose - $719
Gillette - $725
City South - $727
United Southwest - $730
Meadow Village - $742
Pecan Valley - $749
Eastern Triangle - $758
Prospect Hill - $779
Ingram Hills - $779
Greater Dellview - $799
Balcones Heights - $799
Woodbridge at Monte Viejo - $806
West Commerce - $806
Highland Park - $808
Victor Braunig Lake - $822
Highland Hills - $822

Park Village - $831

San Antonio Data


The total population under the age of 18 is 32.90%. While those over 65 is 11.40%. Women make up 50.90%, while men make up the remaining 49.10%.

78.80% of the population is White, 63.60% is Latino and 7.10% African American.

Education and Economy

19.50% of the population in San Antonio is considered to be at the poverty level. The education level is rather high with 81.60% with a high school degree or higher. The median annual household salary for San Antonio is $48,183 with 53.84% of all businesses within the city being owned by men, while 37.68% are owned by women and 60.65% of businesses are minority owned.

San Antonio- City Information

The City of San Antonio is the second largest city in the American state of Texas and the seventh largest city in the United States with a population of 1.4 million. It was the fourth fastest growing large city in the nation from 2000 to 2006 and the fifth-fastest-growing from 2007 to 200. San Antonio has a strong military presence. It is home to Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks City-Base, with Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley outside the city. San Antonio is home to five Fortune 500 companies and to the South Texas Medical Center, the only medical research and care provider in the South Texas region.


San Antonio has a diversified economy with four primary focuses: financial services, government, health care, and tourism. Located northwest of the city center is the South Texas Medical Center, which is a conglomerate of various hospitals, clinics, and research (see Southwest Research Institute) and higher educational institutions. Twenty million tourists visit the city and its attractions every year, contributing substantially to the city's economy. San Antonio is home to five Fortune 500 companies: Valero Energy Corp, Tesoro, USAA, Clear Channel Communications and NuStar Energy. H-E-B, the 19th largest private company in the United States is also headquartered in San Antonio. Other companies headquartered in San Antonio are: Kinetic Concepts, Frost National Bank, Harte-Hanks, Eye Care Centers of America, Bill Miller Bar B Q Enterprises, Taco Cabana, Whataburger, Builders Square, and Rackspace. Other large companies that operate regional headquarters in the city include: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Lack's, Kohl's, Allstate, Chase Bank, Philips, Wachovia, Toyota, Medtronic, Sysco, Caterpillar Inc., AT&T;, West Corporation, Citigroup, Boeing, QVC, and Lockheed Martin.


San Antonio has a variety of unique and diverse neighborhoods that make up the character of the city. Some unique neighborhoods where you can find apartments to rent in San Antonio and townhomes to rent in San Antonio include: Alamo Heights, Midtown, Uptown Broadway, Uptown Loop, North Central, Far North Central, Northeast Side, Northwest side, Far West side, West side, Southtown King William, East side, Far South side. You may also be interested in luxury apartments for rent in San Antonio and condos for rent in San Antonio. 

Culture and Living

The culture of San Antonio, Texas has a vibrant art community that reflects the rich history and culture of the area. This unique city offers some of the best cultural institutions, events, restaurants and nightlife in South Texas that both natives and visitors enjoy. Celebrate San Antonio is the city's New Year's Eve celebration held on South Alamo Street adjacent to HemisFair Park. The festival has several stages with musical entertainment, food, family activities and more. The evening culminates at midnight with a spectacular fireworks show that welcomes in the New Year. The fireworks are shot from the top house of the Tower of the Americas as well as from other locations on the ground. Fiesta is an annual 10 day city wide festival held in April to honor the memory of the heroes of the Battle of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. Over 100 events take place during the anniversary of Texas' independence from Mexico.

San Antonio is a great sports town with world class sporting events to attend and a host of sporting activities to participate in. As the home of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, we cheer for our teams and play a wide variety of sports ourselves. We also play host to some of the biggest amateur sporting events in the world. San Antonio regularly hosts NCAA events like the Men's and Women's basketball tournaments, volleyball championships, the Alamo Bowl and more. If you not only like to watch sports but play them too, San Antonio is a great place to be. You can enjoy golf, water sports, fishing, and all kinds of activities throughout the San Antonio area. Take a look at some of our San Antonio area sports organizations below drop us an email if you would like more information on the San Antonio sporting scene.

San Antonio's main professional sports team is the San Antonio Spurs of National Basketball Association.

Colleges and Universities

San Antonio hosts over 100,000 students across its 31 higher education facilities which include The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M; University San Antonio, and the Alamo Community College District. Some of the private schools include St. Mary's University, Our Lady of the Lake University, University of the Incarnate Word, Trinity University, and Wayland Baptist University. The San Antonio Public Library serves all of these institutions along with the 17 school districts within San Antonio. The city is also home to more than 30 private schools and charter schools. These schools include: Central Catholic Marianist High School, Incarnate Word High School, Saint Mary's Hall, The Atonement Academy, Antonian College Preparatory High School, San Antonio Academy, Holy Cross High School, Providence High School, The Carver Academy, Keystone School, TMI The Episcopal School of Texas, St. Anthony Catholic High School, Lutheran High School of San Antonio, Jubilee High School and Jubilee Academy. If you are a student in San Antonio, you will need to find student housing!

Public Transportation

A bus and streetcar system is provided by the city's metropolitan transit authority, VIA Metropolitan Transit. VIA's full fare monthly unlimited Big Pass is only $30 per month making VIA the most economically priced large transit authority in the nation. VIA offers 84 regular bus routes and three downtown streetcar routes. This includes express service from downtown to park and ride locations in the South, West, Northwest, North Central and Northeast areas of the city with service to UTSA, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld. VIA also offers a special service to city events including Spurs games and city parades from its park and ride locations. VIA has among its many routes, one of the longest local transit routes in the nation. Routes 550 (Clockwise) and 551 (Counterclockwise) travels 48 miles one way as it loops around the city. San Antonio became the largest city in the U.S. to not have a intra city rail system when Phoenix, the former city that had this title, got such a system in 2008. VIA is currently in the process of creating a Bus Rapid Transit line known as VIA Primo. A proposed commuter rail line, LSTAR, would link the city to Austin. 


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