Converse is a city in Bexar County, Texas, United States, 15 miles (24km) northeast of DowntownSan Antonio. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. Converse is located at 29312N981850W / 29.51722N 98.31389W / 29.51722; -98.31389 (29.517280, -98.313804). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.3 square miles (16km2), all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 11,508 people, 3,837 households, and 3,077 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,818.3 people per square mile (701.9/km). There were 4,009 housing units at an average density of 633.4 per square mile (244.5/km). The racial makeup of the city was 69.39% White, 13.03% African American, 0.56% Native American, 2.20% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 10.65% from other races, and 4.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.44% of the population.