San Antonio is home
to one of the largest populations of military
retirees in the country. Data on military
retirees for San Antonio metropolitan area
47,924 military retirees in San Antonio
receiving retirement payments from the
Department of Defense amounting
$1,179,069,780 to 2006.
spending supported over $761 million in
additional $74,175,680 in transfer
payments from DoD flowing into San
Antonio in 2006.
impact of military retirees is
Many of these retired military do
hold employment in the San Antonio, so the San Antonio economy
benefits not only from these additional payments but also from
their productivity and experience. The impact of the payments to
military retirees and other recipients of DoD related transfer
payments make a sizable industry by itself in San Antonio.
San Antonio has become in fact a military retirement
village and home to a number of military specific retirement