Income/capita 61%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 78%
IndexSouthwestSan AntonioTexas
Income per capita$11,651$23,581$27,828
Median household income$38,745$48,183$54,727
Median income owner occupied$0$63,719$70,980
Median income renter occupied$0$33,690$36,330
Median earnings male$21,175$30,430$36,153
Median earnings female$15,573$23,198$25,035
Unemployment rate8.3%4.5%4.1%
Poverty leveln/a19.5%16.7%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Southwest is 61% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Southwest is 30% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Southwest is 78% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Southwest is equal to the national average

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      Southwest median earnings by income bracket

      Southwest employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry15.8%0.2%
      Manufacturing sector12.2%1.0%
      Financial & insurance services2.1%4.3%
      Wholesale & retail services19.1%8.7%
      Public administration4.3%2.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%1.1%
      Education, health & social services4.7%39.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Terrell Hills, TX5,190$180,128226%
      Olmos Park, TX1,964$125,568127%
      Alamo Heights, TX7,814$110,980101%
      Castle Hills, TX4,367$88,48260%
      Windcrest, TX5,709$75,97237%
      San Antonio, TX1,439,358$48,18313%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      San Diego, CA1,374,812$68,11723%
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,324$49,32811%
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,938$39,77028%
      Dallas, TX1,278,433$45,21518%
      San Jose, CA1,009,363$90,30363%
      San Antonio, TX1,439,358$48,18313%
      Source: The Southwest, San Antonio, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).