Bexar County

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Bexar County, Texas

100 Dolorosa St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 335-2011
Fax: (210) 335-2252
www.bexar.org

In south-central TX, southwest of Austin; original county, established Mar 17, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Old Mexican Municipality. Name Origin: For the Presidio of San Antonio de Bexas (later known as the Alamo), named for the second son of the Duke of Bexar, of the Spanish royal family. Alternate spelling of Bejar.

Area (sq mi):: 1256.66 (land 1246.82; water 9.84) Population per square mile: 1217.80
Population 2005: 1,518,370 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 9.00%; 1990-2000 17.50% Population 2000: 1,392,931 (White 35.60%; Black or African American 7.20%; Hispanic or Latino 54.30%; Asian 1.60%; Other 22.30%). Foreign born: 10.90%. Median age: 32.10
Income 2000: per capita $18,363; median household $38,328; Population below poverty level: 15.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,322-$27,810
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • San Antonio County seat (123,624)
  • Universal City (15,821)
  • Converse (12,014)
  • Live Oak (10,023)

  • See other counties in .
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