Sources - United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
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Ready Children

 

3,900+ (3,909) children in Bexar County were confirmed victims of abuse or neglect in 2021

Source: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

62% of child care slots in Bexar County are in facilities that were not licensed with national accreditation or Texas Rising Star certification in 2022

Source: HHSC CCL Daycare and Residential Operations Data

2 out of 3 (61%) children were assessed as not on track in at least one area of child development (health and well-being; social competence; emotional maturity; language and cognitive development; communication and general knowledge)

Source: Early Development Instrument, School Year 2021-2022, data collected in Kindergarten classrooms across 7 Bexar County School Districts

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Successful Students

 

1 in 4 (27%) of third-grade students in Bexar County did not pass the STAAR reading test in school year 2021-22

Source: Texas Education Agency, 2022

1 in 3 (36%) eighth-grade students in Bexar County did not pass the STAAR math test in school year 2021-22

Source: Texas Education Agency, 2022

1 in 7 (14.9%) of young adults ages 16 – 24 in the San Antonio Area were neither in school nor working in 2020

Source: Measure of America, 2022

17% of students in Bexar County were chronically absent during the 22-21 school year

Source: Texas Education Agency, 2020

 

Strong Individuals and Families

 

16% of Bexar County residents live in households earning less than Federal Poverty Level in 2020

Source: US Census Bureau; 2020 ACS 5 Year Estimate, Table B17002

37% less, on average, was earned by Black women compared to white men in Bexar County in 2020

Source: US Census Bureau; 2020 ACS 5 Year Estimate, Table B20017I, B20017B, B20017H

14,600+ (14,683) family violence incidents were reported in Bexar County in 2020

Source: Texas Department of Public Safety

54% of Bexar County residents live in households earning less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Level

Source: US Census Bureau, 2020 ACS 5 Year Estimate, Table B17002

 

Safety Net

 

2,095 experienced homelessness on any given day in Bexar County in 2022

Source: South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless, Point in Time Report, 2022

47% of people renting in Bexar County spent 30% or more of their income on housing costs in 2020

Source: US Census Bureau; 2020 ACS 5 Year Estimate, Table B25070, Table B25091

1 in 7 (14.6%) of people in Bexar County were food insecure in 2020

Source: Feeding America, 2021

47% of people in emergency shelters, transitional shelters or unsheltered in Bexar County were Hispanic/Latino in 2022

Source: South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless Point in Time Report, 2022

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