New Census Bureau figures show San Antonio has relatively few commuters who come into the city from suburban communities during work days, 1200 WOAI news reports.
The city’s so called ‘commuter adjusted population’ is less than 100,000, pushing the city’s daytime population up only 8% from the people who live in San Antonio full time, according to the Census Bureau.
The reason for that is that San Antonio, after decades of aggressively annexing rural Bexar County, has relatively few suburbs and those suburbs are small in population.
The Census Bureau says most of the people who commute to jobs in San Antonio live elsewhere in San Antonio, mainly in far flung northern neighborhoods which have been annexed to the city in recent decades.
Compare that to Houston, with large suburbs like Pasadena, Sugar Land, and The Woodlands.
Houston’s ‘commuter adjusted population’ jumps by nearly 30% during the work day, indicating more than a half million people commute into Houston for work every day.