Bexar County, TX

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Population

1.99M

1.4% growth

Median Age

33.8


Median Household Income

$54,149

0.048% decline

Poverty Rate

16.4%


Number of Employees

922,429

2.45% growth

Median Property Value

$169,700

6% growth

About

In 2018, Bexar County, TX had a population of 1.99M people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $54,149. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Bexar County, TX grew from 1.96M to 1.99M, a 1.4% increase and its median household income declined from $54,175 to $54,149, a -0.048% decrease.

The population of Bexar County, TX is 60.5% Hispanic or Latino, 27.3% White Alone, and 7.18% Black or African American Alone. 40.8% of the people in Bexar County, TX speak a non-English language, and 91.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bexar County, TX are The University of Texas at San Antonio (6,314 degrees awarded in 2017), San Antonio College (5,704 degrees), and Northwest Vista College (3,643 degrees).

The median property value in Bexar County, TX is $169,700, and the homeownership rate is 58%. Most people in Bexar County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Bexar County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bexar County, TX employs 922k people. The largest industries in Bexar County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (129,361 people), Retail Trade (111,044 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (93,270 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,027), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,781), and Utilities ($55,198).

Median household income in Bexar County, TX is $54,149. Males in Bexar County, TX have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,835. The income inequality in Bexar County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,149

2018 value

± $1,409

-0.048%

1 Year Growth

± 3.54%

Households in Bexar County, TX have a median annual income of $54,149, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,175 in 2017, which represents a -0.048% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,436

Average Male Salary

± $718

$48,835

Average Female Salary

± $539

In 2018, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $66,902 ± $2,105

  2. White

    $54,641 ± $518

  3. Two or More Races

    $47,698 ± $2,518

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bexar County, TX is from Texas.

0.479

2018 Wage GINI

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0209% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1915.04

  2. Census Tract 1914.12

  3. Census Tract 1819.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bexar County, TX was Census Tract 1915.04 with a value of $207,188, followed by Census Tract 1914.12 and Census Tract 1819.02, with respective values of $170,500 and $153,641.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bexar County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bexar County, TX (305k out of 1.86M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    235,100 ± 3,756

  2. Hispanic

    219,283 ± 3,571

  3. Black

    28,526 ± 1,360

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bexar County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

922k

2018 Value

± 18,334

2.45%

1 Year growth

± 2.75%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bexar County, TX grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 900k employees to 922k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bexar County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (118,145 people), Sales & Related Occupations (100,615 people), and Management Occupations (77,042 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bexar County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bexar County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (118,145 people), Sales & Related Occupations (100,615 people), and Management Occupations (77,042 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bexar County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.42 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.31 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bexar County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,629), Legal Occupations ($67,297), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,168).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

922k

2018 Value

± 18,334

2.45%

1 Year growth

± 2.75%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bexar County, TX grew at a rate of 2.45%, from 900k employees to 922k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bexar County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (129,361 people), Retail Trade (111,044 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (93,270 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bexar County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Bexar County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bexar County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (129,361 people), Retail Trade (111,044 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (93,270 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bexar County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.17 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.38 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bexar County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,027), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,781), and Utilities ($55,198).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84.9% of the population of Bexar County, TX has health coverage, with 43.2% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 7.54% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 4.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Bexar County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Bexar County, TX see 1370 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.08% decrease from the previous year (1385 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1224 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 638 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,370 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bexar County, TX see an average of 1,370 patients per year. This represents a 1.08% decrease from the previous year (1,385 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bexar County, TX in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.1%

Uninsured

43.2%

Employer Coverage

15.9%

Medicaid

7.54%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

4.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bexar County, TX grew by 2.83% from 14.7% to 15.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bexar County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Bexar County, TX is home to a population of 1.99M people, from which 91.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.7% of Bexar County, TX residents were born outside of the country (249k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bexar County, TX is composed of 1.2M Hispanic or Latino residents (60.5%), 542k White Alone residents (27.3%), 143k Black or African American Alone residents (7.18%), 59.4k Asian Alone residents (2.99%), 35.7k Two or More Races residents (1.8%), 2.68k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.135%), 1.33k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.067%), and 841 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0423%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bexar County, TX are Spanish (679,192 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (10,273 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (7,972 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Bexar County, TX was 33.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Bexar County, TX are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Bexar County, TX residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

249k people

12.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

245k people

As of 2017, 12.7% of Bexar County, TX residents (249k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bexar County, TX was 12.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,516,437 ± 37,200 people

  2. India

    285,714 ± 13,058 people

  3. El Salvador

    228,916 ± 11,700 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,516,437 Texas residents, followed by India with 285,714 and El Salvador with 228,916.

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Citizenship

91.9%

2018 Citizenship

92.6%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 91.9% of Bexar County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Bexar County, TX was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1.2M ± 16.8k

  2. White Alone

    542k ± 543

  3. Black or African American Alone

    143k ± 3.25k

In 2018, there were 2.22 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (1.2M people) in Bexar County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 542k White Alone and 143k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bexar County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    679,192 speakers (36.8%)

  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    10,273 speakers (0.557%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    7,972 speakers (0.432%)

40.8% of Bexar County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Bexar County, TX was Spanish. 36.8% of the overall population of Bexar County, TX are native Spanish speakers. 0.557% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 0.432% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    50,165 ± 4,594

  2. Vietnam

    38,045 ± 3,056

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    24,140 ± 2,553

Bexar County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Bexar County, TX awarded 32,847 degrees. The student population of Bexar County, TX is skewed towards women, with 55,462 male students and 74,113 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bexar County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (17,963 and 56.2%), followed by White (8,796 and 27.5%), Black or African American (2,588 and 8.09%), and Asian (1,068 and 3.34%).

The largest universities in Bexar County, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at San Antonio (6,314 and 19.2%), San Antonio College (5,704 and 17.4%), and Northwest Vista College (3,643 and 11.1%).

The most popular majors in Bexar County, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (4,131 and 12.6%), General Business Administration & Management (1,817 and 5.53%), and Registered Nursing (1,441 and 4.39%).

The median tuition costs in Bexar County, TX are $27,900 for private four year colleges, and $5,307 and $16,742 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 630 degrees awarded

  2. 4,131 degrees awarded

  3. 917 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Bexar County, TX was General Business Administration & Management with 630 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Bexar County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 6,314 degrees awarded

  2. 5,704 degrees awarded

  3. 3,643 degrees awarded

$5,307

Median In-State Public

$27,900

Median Private

In 2017, the Bexar County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas at San Antonio with 6,314 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

13,968

Degrees Awarded to Men

18,879

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 13,968 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bexar County, TX, which is 0.74 times less than the 18,879 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Bexar County, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    17,963 degrees awarded

  2. White

    8,796 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    2,588 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bexar County, TX were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 17,963 degrees mean that there were 2.04 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 8,796 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bexar County, TX was $169,700 in 2018, which is 0.739 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $160,100 to $169,700, a 6% increase. The homeownership rate in Bexar County, TX is 58%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bexar County, TX have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bexar County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$169,700

2018 Median

± $2,953

$160,100

2017 Median

± $2,517

In 2018, the median property value in Bexar County, TX grew to to $169,700 from the previous year's value of $160,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bexar County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bexar County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$54,149

Median Household Income

± $1,409

644k

Number of Households

± 12,938

In 2018, the median household income of the 644k households in Bexar County, TX declined from $54,149 from the previous year's value of $54,175.

The following chart displays the households in Bexar County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bexar County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bexar County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58%

2018 Homeownership

58.9%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 58% of the housing units in Bexar County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bexar County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bexar County, TX have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% of the workforce in Bexar County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.2%

  2. Carpooled

    11.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.99%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Bexar County, TX was Drove Alone (78.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.9%) and those who Worked At Home (3.99%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bexar County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bexar County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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