It includes the diverse neighborhoods of Avenida Guadalupe, Collins Garden, Las Palmas, Prospect Hill, San Juan Gardens, Loma Park, Loma Vista, Memorial Heights, and Westwood. [35] The city's gently rolling terrain is dotted with oak trees, forested land, mesquite, and cacti. % Hispanic/Latino: 98.44% How many of those are American, either naturalized or holding permanent residency cards is undetermined. For every 100 females, there are 93.5 males. [108] Edible San Antonio, San Antonio's bimonthly food magazine, is published every eight weeks. [18] Olivares built, with the help of the Payaya Indians, the Misión de San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo), the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar, the bridge that connected both, and the Acequia Madre de Valero. [105] Other post offices are located throughout San Antonio. But what about the "American" part of Castro’s claim? Natural vegetation in the San Antonio area (where undisturbed by development) includes oak-cedar woodland, oak grassland savanna, chaparral brush, and riparian (stream) woodland. [55], According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the city proper had a population of 1,144,646,[56] ranking it the ninth-most populated city in the country. [33] On June 17, 2020, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar county judge Nelson W. Wolff implemented a new mask rule requiring businesses to implement measures to make sure that employees and customers are wearing masks while inside of the business.[34]. [116], San Antonio is served by two Amtrak routes - the daily Chicago to San Antonio Texas Eagle and the thrice-weekly New Orleans to Los Angeles Sunset Limited. % Hispanic/Latino: 96.64% La Prensa, a bilingual publication, also has a long history in San Antonio. Unlike most other college radio stations in the US, the station plays jazz 17 hours a day and college rock/indie rock at night. Harry Wurzbach Rd. Yearly events, such as Fiesta San Antonio (the city's signature event), Luminaria (a contemporary arts festival) and Fiesta Noche del Rio, add a variety of entertainment options to the area, as well as strengthening the economy. [66] San Antonio's economy focuses primarily on military, health care, government-civil service, financial services, oil and gas, and tourism. There are 433,122 housing units at an average density of 1,062.7 per square mile (410.3 km2). San Antonio (/ˌsæn ænˈtoʊnioʊ/; in Spanish, "Saint Anthony"), officially the City of San Antonio, is the seventh-most populous city in the United States, and the second-most populous city in both Texas and the Southern United States, with 1,547,253 residents in 2019. All rights reserved. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 1,327,407 people resided in San Antonio city proper, an increase of 16.0% since 2000. San Antonio had a professional soccer franchise when the San Antonio Thunder played two seasons in the original NASL during the 1975–1976 seasons. [24] Bolstered by migrants and immigrants, by 1860 at the start of the American Civil War, San Antonio had grown to a city of 15,000 people. According to numbers from the most recent American Community Survey in 2014, the city of San Antonio is 63.8 percent Hispanic or Latino (916,540 of 1,436,723 people are Hispanic or Latino). [73] In 1997, Titan Holdings and USLD Communications had sold their operations to larger companies. According to U.S. That figure overshadowed the number in other Texas cities, and it unofficially marked San Antonio as the state's drive-by capital. During this period, it remained a frontier city, with a mixture of cultures that was different from other U.S. cities. The racial composition of the city based on the 2010 U.S. Census is as follows: 72.6% White (non-Hispanic whites: 26.6%), 6.9% Black or African American, 0.9% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 3.4% two or more races, and 13.7% other races. [21], In a series of battles, the Texian Army succeeded in forcing Mexican soldiers out of the settlement areas east of San Antonio, which were dominated by Americans. Additionally, the close proximity of Austin truncates the potential market area. [63] Its prevalence is due to San Antonio's Spanish and Mexican Catholic heritage. However, due to San Antonio's low density and relatively small suburban population, the metropolitan area ranked just 30th in the United States, with a population of 1,592,383 in 2000. Population: 7,381 San Antonio was named by a 1691 Spanish expedition for the Portuguese priest Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day is June 13. It has a council manager type of government with five city council members. According to methodology information on the U.S. Census Bureau’s website, when census respondents check the box identifying as "Hispanic/Latino," they’re asked about their "specific origin," with four possible answers: "Mexican, Mexican Am, Chicano," "Puerto Rican," "Cuban" and "another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin" (with a write-in option). The 822,106 people identifying their specific origin as Mexican are by far the largest subgroup, making up 57.2 percent of the city’s overall population — not 60, but close. However, the Germans were then drawn to San Antonio for work, and many buildings and streets still bear German names such as Wurzbach, Huebner, and Jones Maltsberger, and Wiederstein. On December 22, 2015, it was announced that Toyota Field and S.T.A.R. It is a 50,000-watt clear channel station that reaches most of North America at night. "That was my best approximation of San Antonio’s Mexican-American population," Castro said in an email to us via his press secretary, Erin Hatch. Baptists make up San Antonio's second largest Christian group (8.1%). Soccer Complex were sold to the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, a deal which was accompanied by an agreement for Spurs Sports and Entertainment to operate the facilities and field a team that plays in the United Soccer League. The German immigrants founded smaller towns such as New Braunfels, Castroville, Boerne, Comfort, Fredericksburg, and Bulverde, all towns far out from San Antonio. Within the past twenty years, the city has become a significant location for American-based call centers and has added a sizable manufacturing sector centered around automobiles. San Antonio Bike Share, a non-profit, was formed to oversee the operation, locally operated and maintained by Bike World. They named the place and river "San Antonio" in his honor. They joined the military community established in 1718. It was settled as a farming and ranching community and was a major railroad stop being 110 miles from San Antonio. "[25][26], One profound impact on the city that has been almost forgotten was the German immigrants who settled in the region. [47] May, June, and October have quite a bit of precipitation. San Antonio is approximately 75 miles (121 km) to the southwest of its neighboring city, Austin, the state capital, about 190 miles (310 km) west of Houston, and about 250 miles (400 km) south of the Dallas–Fort Worth area. All members of the San Antonio City Council, including the mayor, are elected to two-year terms and are limited to four terms (except for those who were in office in November 2008 and are limited to a total of two terms). An estimate using the overall citizenship rate for San Antonio Hispanics of 89 percent would be that of 822,106 Mexican Hispanics in San Antonio in 2014, 731,674 were citizens.