San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio is a very large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,469,845 people and 322 constituent neighborhoods, San Antonio is the second largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, San Antonio isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in San Antonio are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, San Antonio is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in San Antonio who work in office and administrative support (14.98%), sales jobs (11.46%), and management occupations (8.26%).

Also of interest is that San Antonio has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One important feature of San Antonio is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 0.82% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in San Antonio anyway. So, if you like to drive, San Antonio is the city for you! The landscape around San Antonio reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

In terms of college education, San Antonio is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.01% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in San Antonio in 2010 was $22,960, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,840 for a family of four. However, San Antonio contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

San Antonio is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Antonio home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in San Antonio, accounting for 63.34% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of San Antonio residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in San Antonio include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in San Antonio is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.