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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Region Report

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Regional Snapshot

Alamo Region

counties and position in Texas

Alamo region
gross domestic product,
2020

About 9 percent of Texas’ GDP of $1.8 trillion.

Alamo Region Counties:

  • ATASCOSA
  • BANDERA
  • BEXAR
  • CALHOUN
  • COMAL
  • DEWITT
  • FRIO
  • GILLESPIE
  • GOLIAD
  • GONZALES
  • GUADALUPE
  • JACKSON
  • KARNES
  • KENDALL
  • KERR
  • LAVACA
  • MEDINA
  • VICTORIA
  • WILSON

The 19-county Alamo region covers about 18,000 square miles in south central Texas, stretching from Fredericksburg and Kerrville in the Hill Country to Port Lavaca on the Gulf Coast.

The region includes two metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs): the San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA, which includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson counties, and the Victoria MSA, which includes Calhoun, Goliad and Victoria counties.

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Population Change

The Alamo region experienced rapid population gains between 2010 and 2020, outpacing statewide gains. Comal County led regional gains during this period at 48.9 percent, followed by gains of 32.5 percent in Kendall County and 31.3 percent in Guadalupe County.

REGION
17.5%

TEXAS
15.9%

U.S.
7.4%


Jobs & Wages

Alamo region employment rose by nearly 17 percent between 2010 and 2020, about on par with statewide growth. The most concentrated regional industries include jobs in pipeline transportation of natural gas, support activities for mining and national security. These industries have a high location quotient (LQ). An LQ of 1.25 or higher indicates the industry is highly concentrated and unique to the regional economy. The warehousing and storage industry led regional job growth, increasing by 142 percent between 2015 and 2020.

Percent change in total jobs, 2010 to 2020

Employment growth in the Alamo region grew by 16.5%, compared to Texas at 17.1% and the U.S. at 7.8%.

Top Industries by Location Quotient, 2020

Top Alamo Region Industries by Location Quotient, 2020
Industry Employment Average Annual Wages Location Quotient
Hunting and Trapping 340 $37,426 5.56
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1,314 $134,719 5.23
Support Activities for Mining 7,722 $78,505 3.99
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing 404 $30,963 3.84
National Security and International Affairs 17,262 $83,053 3.50

Industries with Largest Total Jobs Growth, 2015 to 2020

Alamo Region Industries with Largest Total Growth, 2015 to 2020
Industry Average Annual Wages Employment Change, 2015 to 2020 Percent Employment Change, 2015 to 2020
Warehousing and Storage $40,275 7,009 142.4%
Grocery Stores $34,940 4,307 20.7%
Architectural, Engineering and Related Services $84,062 3,845 37.5%
Building Equipment Contractors $55,047 3,391 17.8%
Offices of Physicians $96,338 3,309 15.6%

Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

THE Alamo REGION IS ONE OF THE COMPTROLLER’S 12 ECONOMIC REGIONS.

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Sources: JobsEQ; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages; U.S. Census Bureau; U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts