San Antonio 71 Excellent
San Antonio Livability #714 ranked city in Texas#11,540 ranked city in the USARanks better than 60% of areas
A+ San Antonio Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B San Antonio Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Texas
San Antonio
9010% less expensive than the US average
928% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
San Antonio cost of living
F San Antonio Crime Total crime is 62% higher than Texas
Total crime
4,36286% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2386% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-13%Year over year crime is down
San Antonio crime
D San Antonio Employment Household income is 12% lower than Texas
Median household income
$48,18313% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,58121% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% lower than the US average
San Antonio employment
B+ San Antonio Housing Home value is 15% lower than Texas
Median home value
$121,10034% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8827% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%15% lower than the US average
San Antonio real estate or San Antonio rentals
F San Antonio Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
77%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
42%13% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
San Antonio K-12 schools
C- San Antonio User Ratings There are a total of 92 ratings in San Antonio
Overall user rating
62% 92 total ratings
User reviews rating
47% 18 total reviews
User surveys rating
70% 74 total surveys
all San Antonio poll results

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      Living in San Antonio, TX

      Located in the state of Texas, San Antonio is a big city with a population of 1,439,358 residents. In San Antonio, there are 3,122 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. At 79%, the majority of the San Antonio population is White; this is followed by 7% Black and 3% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of San Antonio are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 40% of the population also speak Spanish. San Antonio tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 33 is far below the national average.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in San Antonio is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in Texas, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around San Antonio, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education and more.

      San Antonio, TX receives 80 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #388 in Texas and #1,784 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in San Antonio could be a great choice! Another exciting tidbit, is that San Antonio ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that San Antonio ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B+), weather (A-), education (B+) and housing (B+). Unfortunately for San Antonio, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F) and employment (D).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., San Antonio has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: River Walk, The Alamo, and SeaWorld San Antonio.

      The San Antonio unemployment rate (0.94%) has continued to decrease over the years and is now well below the national average. Finding a new job in the area might just be easier than you thought!

      Knowing that the San Antonio schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 67%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in San Antonio can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to San Antonio is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in San Antonio come in at $121,100, which is 15.1% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In San Antonio, the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 3.8% lower than the Texas average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the San Antonio area were 8.5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 7.1%.

      San Antonio transportation information

      StatisticSan AntonioTexasNational
      Average one way commute24min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.0%80.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.2%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.3%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home3.5%4.3%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The San Antonio, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).