Income/capita 21%
Household income 13%
Unemployment 3%
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IndexSan AntonioTexasNational
Income per capita$23,581$27,828$29,829
Median household income$48,183$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,719$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$33,690$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$30,430$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$23,198$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate4.5%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level19.5%16.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in San Antonio is 21% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in San Antonio is 13% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in San Antonio is 3% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in San Antonio is 29% higher than the national average

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      San Antonio employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.0%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector7.7%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services4.9%9.1%
      Wholesale & retail services15.2%13.4%
      Public administration5.0%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.5%1.8%
      Education, health & social services12.0%35.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hill Country Village, TX751$219,375296.5%
      Terrell Hills, TX5,190$180,128225.6%
      Shavano Park, TX3,442$161,964192.8%
      Olmos Park, TX1,964$125,568127.0%
      Garden Ridge, TX3,730$117,258112.0%
      San Antonio, TX1,439,358$48,18312.9%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      San Diego, CA1,374,812$68,11723.1%
      Calgary, AB1,371,990n/a 
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,324$49,32810.8%
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,938$39,77028.1%
      Dallas, TX1,278,433$45,21518.3%
      San Antonio, TX1,439,358$48,18312.9%
      Source: The San Antonio, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).