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San Marcos, TX

San Marcos is centrist with a conservative slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
61,751
San Marcos Population6
$
33,637
Median Income5
8.4
%
Unemployment Rate18
 

City Score

 

Population

San Marcos is one of the fastest growing small cities in the United States since 2010, particularly for 65- to 74-year olds which grew by 88%

Age

24.1
Median Age6
42.7
%
Population Growth Since 20106

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average6

 

Race and Ethnicity

San Marcos residents are predominantly white and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 2.6% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 48.8%

Race

42.3
%
Texas Population, White6
61.1
%
United States population, White6

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity6

 

Climate

San Marcos has hot summers, mild winters, little rainfall, and almost no snow. The temperature drops to 32°F or below only 17 days per year, but reaches 90°F or above 114 days per year with an average temperature in July of 85°F

Weather

23
%
Chance of Rain11
58
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature37

 

Housing

The average home value in San Marcos increased by 47% since 2010 which is 4% higher than the national average and 8% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,400
Monthly Average12
46
%
Renters38

Average Home Value4

 

Taxes

San Marcos is a low tax location with no state or local income tax, but sales tax 20% higher than the national average and property tax 62% higher than the national average.

Other

1.81
%
Property Tax22
8.25
%
Sales Tax20
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax22

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)39

 

Employment

San Marcos has a very low employment rate of 92% which is 2% lower than the national average. The largest employers are OneSupport and Grande Communications Networks

Income

28.2
%
<$25,0005
4.5
%
$100,000+5

Distribution by Industry18

 

Politics

San Marcos is centrist with a conservative slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results40

Representatives

Mayor29 Jane Hughson
Nonpartisan
House of Representative29 Lloyd Doggett
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, St David's Medical Center, is 27.3 miles from the center of San Marcos, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, South Texas Veterans Health Care System - Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital[3], is 47.3 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Temple, is 85.1 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical30 CBD Oil Only
Decriminalized30 No
 

Safety

In Texas, 35.5% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 41.7% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks31
No
Permit to Purchase Law31

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#9 2019 Best Small Cities by Thrillist32
 

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