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San Antonio is a city in Bexar County.

It is the county seat.

So named because explorers arrived here on the day of St. Anthony.

The latitude of San Antonio is 29.423N. The longitude is -98.493W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 650 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,214,725.


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Median household income
Local
$36,214
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our San Antonio demographic reports
San Antonio is on the San Antonio River.
Founded as a Spanish military post in 1718

Site of the Alamo, where a band of Texans made a heroic stand in 1836 against an army of several thousand Mexican soldiers.

Public transportation: VIA Metropolitan Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7,252. The number of murders and homicides was 85. The violent crime rate was 6 per 1,000 people.
Census 2000 highlights: Ninth largest city in the U.S., by population; city with the eighth largest population growth in the 1990s (147,212 people)
Well-known residents have included:
· Joan Crawford, actress
· Carol Burnett, comedian and actress
· Paula Prentiss, actress
· Christopher Cross, musician
· Charlie Sexton, musician
Local bands (past and present) have included Butthole Surfers
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo - Feb. 1-18, 2007
  • Fiesta San Antonio - April 20-29, 2007
  • Tejano Conjunto Festival - May 9-13, 2007
  • Texas Folklife Festival - June 7-10, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 2007
  • Mud Festival - Jan. 11-14, 2007
  • Alamo Irish Festival - March 11-14, 2007
  • Mariachi Festival - April 24-27, 2007
  • Jazz's Alive - Sept. 15-16, 2007
  • International Accordion Festival - Oct. 12-14, 2007
  • Dawn at the Alamo and Remember the Alamo Weekend - March 5-7, 2007
  • Summer Art & Jazz Festival - June 1-3, 2007
  • Founders Day - Oct. 20, 2007
Dates often change. Check San Antonio web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: San Antonio Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: River Walk, Mission Trail, Government Canyon State Natural Area, HemisFair Park, Brackenridge Park, Friedrich Wilderness Park
San Antonio attractions: Botanical Gardens, Market Square, SeaWorld, Splashtown Water Park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Sports teams: Spurs (NBA), Missions (minor league baseball), Rampage (AHL), Silver Stars (WNBA)
Historic routes: Chisholm Trail
Historic sites and museums: The Alamo, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Witte Museum, Casa Navarro State Historical Park, San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas Air Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Texas at San Antonio, Trinity University, St. Mary's University of San Antonio, Our Lady of The Lake University, University of the Incarnate Word
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 100
Quotes:
We have no city except perhaps New Orleans that can vie, in point of the picturesque interest that attaches to odd and antiquated foreignness, with San Antonio.
-- A Journey Through Texas
Frederick Law Olmsted

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Neighborhoods in San Antonio include Arena District/Eastside, Dellview, Downtown, Five Points, Government Hill, Highlands, Huebner/ Leon Creeks, Lavaca, Mahncke Park, Meadow Village ... More neighborhood info

Neighborhoods in San Antonio include Arena District/Eastside, Dellview, Downtown, Five Points, Government Hill, Highlands, Huebner/ Leon Creeks, Lavaca, Mahncke Park, Meadow Village ... More neighborhood info

Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about San Antonio demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bexar County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, San Antonio area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78205 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of San Antonio residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the San Antonio ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in San Antonio was $17,487, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of San Antonio residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in San Antonio include Alamo Plaza Historic District, King William Historic District, La Villita Historic District, Lavaca Historic District, Main and Military Plazas Historic District, Mission Parkway, South Alamo Street-South Mary's Street Historic District, Southern Pacific Depot Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in San Antonio, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $474.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $881.


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Libraries

Libraries in San Antonio include Bazan Branch Library, Brook Hollow Branch Library, Carver Branch Library, Cody Branch Library, Collins Garden Branch Library, Cortez Branch Library, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, Forest Hills Branch Library, Great Northwest Branch Library, Johnston Branch Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in San Antonio include San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio La Prensa

TV stations in San Antonio include KABB, KENS, KHCE, KJLF-LP, KLRN, KSAT, KVDA, KWEX, WOAI.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KPAC., KSTX.

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Politics

Bexar County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our San Antonio political report.

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Restaurants

San Antonio restaurants taking online reservations include Biga on the Banks, Morton's, the Steakhouse - San Antonio, Piatti - San Antonio, Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Antonio (Airport), Ruth's Chris Steak House - San Antonio (Downtown), The Melting Pot - San Antonio ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for San Antonio workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 332 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in San Antonio between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ We have no city except perhaps New Orleans that can vie, in point of the picturesque interest that attaches to odd and antiquated foreignness, with San Antonio. ”
~ A Journey Through Texas
Frederick Law Olmsted

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