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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Bexar County is located in Texas with a population of 1,892,004. Bexar County is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Bexar County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bexar County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bexar County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Bexar County are above average.
Population
1,892,004

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$942
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Bexar County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    435.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    77.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    142.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    730.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,465
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    426.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Bexar County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,999
National
$55,322

Bexar County Reviews

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I have lived in Bexar County for the majority of my 17 years and I truly can state that I love it! We are enthusiastic when coming across diversity and more often than not the southern hospitality is alway present. There is an unwritten, implicit comprehension about the do's and dont's of the community. Our community is exceptionally tolerating and nondiscriminatory. Although there are some changes I would like to see happen in my community. There needs to be more attention paid to child abuse, mental health and foster care.
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A good county filled with relatively good people, nice schools, and an ever-growing urban background. While this county may be continuously adding more restaurants, shoddy roads, and new housing ever day, there seems to be a distinct lack of care for the people with everyday people being viewed more as numbers and commodities rather than living humans.
It's pretty average. Depending on what part of the county you live in, the cost of living suits a wide variety of budgets. No real gang activity so it's pretty average on safety. Construction makes traffic pretty bad, though; the 281 expansion project will double your commute time, easy. 1604 is usually backed up really bad between I-10 and NW Military Highway. I feel like San Antonio is in pretty bad need of a public transportation overhaul. The schools are some of the top-rated in the state, and there's been a big push on county-wide health initiatives. There's a ton of family-oriented activities, and if you want a free day out, Brackenridge park is fantastic. The Witte Museum is world famous, and right by the park and the San Antonio Zoo. The city is incredibly diverse and embraces that diversity fully. All in all, it's a pretty good place to be.