San Antonio is among the fastest growing cities in the nation with 1.5 million residents and more than 26,000 live births a year. It is the largest U.S. city with a majority Chicano/Mexican-American population (60.3%). The city also faces challenges, such as poverty and economic segregation, inadequate access to prenatal care and lack of insurance, which help fuel the local maternal and infant health crisis. High rates of poverty and low rates of educational attainment are found to the East and West of downtown, areas that were historically redlined and that have the highest percentages of people of color. These same areas that were historically marginalized are presently experiencing gentrification and displacement. These factors contribute to high rates of preterm birth and infant mortality, particularly for communities of color.
San Antonio, 2017-2019 Average
Bexar County, 2016-2018 Average