Bexar County, Texas

Bexar County: County in Texas, United States

About

Bexar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,714,773 and a population density of 534 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 2,026,823 inhabitants. Its county seat is San Antonio. The county was created 199 years ago in 1824.

Bexar County is located in south central Texas and contains the city of San Antonio. It was formed in 1836 during the Republic of Texas era. The county was named after the city of Béxar, an early Spanish settlement that preceded San Antonio.

The San Antonio area was first explored in the 17th century by Spanish expeditions. The Alamo Mission was established here in 1718. Early settlers raised cattle, sheep, and goats. Bexar County was part of the disputed territory during the Texas Revolution in the 1830s.

Major Cities and Attractions

San Antonio is the largest city in Bexar County and 7th largest in the United States, with over 1.5 million residents. Other cities include:

  • Helotes - A suburb northwest of San Antonio known for the John T. Floore Country Store
  • Leon Valley - An inner suburb of San Antonio with historic sites
  • Kirby - Home of the San Antonio Shoe factory and Texas Research Park

Famous attractions include The Alamo, the famous Spanish mission and battle site, as well as other San Antonio sites like The Riverwalk and the Tower of the Americas.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas offers exciting theme park rides and shows.

Key Industries

As home to San Antonio, Bexar County's economy encompasses military, healthcare, financial services, and tourism sectors. The San Antonio area has multiple military bases including Joint Base San Antonio. The South Texas Medical Center provides thousands of healthcare jobs. Attractions like the Riverwalk make tourism a major industry as well.

In summary, Bexar County is synonymous with San Antonio and contains an incredibly diverse economy and wealth of historic Spanish and Texas Revolution sites to visit.

Bexar County locator map
Location of Bexar County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Bexar County

Population : 2,026,823 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Area : 3211 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.3%
Land as percent of area : 98.7%
Named for : Presidio San Antonio de Bexar
Altitude : 689 feet / 210 meters
Capital : San Antonio
Establishment : May 05, 1824
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 11:39:57 (15th April 2024)
Density : 631 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 15.4% (2010-2020)
Bexar county courthouse image
Bexar county courthouse
Bexar county courthouse image

Geography

Bexar County is located at 29°26'56"N 98°31'12"W (29.4489600, -98.5200200). It has 6 neighbors: Atascosa County, Bandera County, Comal County, Kendall County, Medina County and Wilson County.

Bexar County map

The largest city of Bexar County is San Antonio with a population of 1,567,118. Other cities include, Converse population 28,814, Universal City population 20,890, Selma population 13,130 and Leon Valley population 12,301. See all Bexar County cities & populated places.

Bexar County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Bexar County.

City Name Population Title
San Antonio 1,567,118 The seventh most populous city in the United States and the center of the San Antonio metropolitan area.
Converse 28,814 City
Universal City 20,890 Community in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County, California
Timberwood Park 13,447 Census designated place
Selma 13,130 City in Bexar County, Texas, United States
Leon Valley 12,301 City in Texas
Fair Oaks Ranch 10,345 City in the U.
Helotes 10,277 City in Bexar County, Texas, United States
Kirby 8,719 City in Bexar County, Texas, United States
Alamo Heights 8,668 City in Bexar County, Texas, United States
Windcrest 5,854 City in Bexar County, Texas, United States
Terrell Hills 5,451 City in Bexar County, Texas, United States
Scenic Oaks 4,957 Census designated place
Sandy Oaks 4,787 City in Bexar County, Texas, United States of America
Castle Hills 4,448 City in Bexar County, Texas, United States
Shavano Park 4,024 City in Bexar County, Texas, United States

Bexar County has 6 neighbours.

  • San Antonio

Demographics

The population of Bexar County increased by 15.4% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,714,773 - census
2011 1,755,361 2.31% estimation process
2012 1,788,738 1.87% estimation process
2013 1,821,328 1.79% estimation process
2014 1,858,003 1.97% estimation process
2015 1,894,834 1.94% estimation process
2016 1,927,651 1.7% estimation process
2017 1,956,988 1.5% estimation process
2018 1,981,187 1.22% estimation process
2019 2,003,554 1.12% estimation process
2020 2,026,823 1.15% estimation process

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People born in Bexar County (9)

People born in Bexar County, including television director Michael Zinberg, actress Pamela Baird, actor Bill Catching, .

List

  • Manuel Garza he was born in 08/08/1980
  • James Demouchette he was born in 20/05/1955
  • José Ángel Navarro III (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1828
  • Joseph Christopher Garcia (American murderer and member of the Texas Seven) he was born in 06/11/1971
  • Rowena Freeborn (botanical collector) she was born in 03/08/1921
  • Carole Baskin (American animal rights activist) she was born in 06/06/1961

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