San Antonio could become the fifth largest city by population in the country by 2020 if they annex five key Bexar county areas. The proposal was made last Wednesday by John Dugan, the head of the Department of Planning and Community Development, to city council.
Currently seventh in the country with 1.3 million residents, the proposal would add 66 sq. miles and about 200,000 people. In less than 10 years the city would be around 1.7 million according to city estimates. The annexation would represent the biggest addition to the city in nearly 20 years.