Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Small City
  • Population
    44,486
  • Population Density
    1,463 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    30 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    131 3.6
San Marcos is a small city in Texas with 44,486 residents. It has low home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and very low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 131 reviews
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    • 5
    Food & Drink at San Marcos: They have all types of food at great prices.
    • 4
    Employment at San Marcos: I live by the outlets so there are lots of job opportunities there.
    • 5
    Local Businesses at San Marcos: The local businesses in my area are family owned so they are very comfy and welcoming.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at San Marcos: There are police on campus where I live, they are very close.
    • 3
    Housing at San Marcos: There are a lot of older houses, but that's because San Marcos is older.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 San Marcos Township 54,843
2.66 Redwood 3,639
3.66 Kyle 26,054
4.00 Kyle-Buda Township 62,257
3.33 Martindale Township 7,069
3.00 Northeast Guadalupe Township 9,534

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Dripping Springs-Wimberley Township 35,727

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 78666 61,953
2.00 78656 2,529

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.00 San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District 11
2.66 Hays Consolidated Independent School District 24
2.33 Lockhart Independent School District 9

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Texas Preparatory School Public, Charter, Alternative K-6 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Crockett Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Bowie Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Eric Dahlstrom Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Jack C. Hays High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Elm Grove Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Carpenter Hill Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 DeZavala Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Hernandez Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Laura B. Negley Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Miller Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Goodnight Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Travis Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 San Marcos High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Susie Fuentes Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Tobias Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Buda Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Laura B. Wallace Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Armando Chapa Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 R.C. Barton Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Blanco Vista Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Camino Real Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Kyle Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.33 Mendez Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.33 Ralph Pfluger Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.66 San Marcos Baptist Academy Private, Boarding, Religious 7-12 High
3.00 Hill Country Christian School of San Marcos Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Wonderland School Private, Religious PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
Cross Lutheran School & Child Care Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
The Master's School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
i Cento School Private PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
San Marcos Adventist Junior Academy Private, Religious PK, K-11 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 University of Texas - Austin
3.66 St. Edward's University
3.33 Texas State University
3.00 Texas Lutheran University
2.00 Huston-Tillotson University
Southern Careers Institute - Austin
Allied Health Careers
Capitol City Trade & Technical School
MediaTech Institute - Austin
Baldwin Beauty School - South Austin
Regency Beauty Institute - Austin
Seguin Beauty School - Seguin
Seguin Beauty School - New Braunfels
Kussad Institute of Court Reporting
Capitol City Careers
Southwest Institute of Technology
Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Around San Marcos

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

San Marcos, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dripping Springs-Wimberley Township, TX
White 52.12% 64.16% 45.81% 54.94% 86.55%
Hispanic 39.71% 16.05% 37.20% 31.05% 8.96%
African American 5.02% 12.21% 11.52% 7.22% 1.13%
Asian 1.64% 4.67% 3.74% 4.74% 1.32%
Multiracial 1.06% 1.85% 1.20% 1.51% 1.04%
Native American 0.30% 0.66% 0.27% 0.26% 0.96%
Pacific Islander 0.05% 0.15% 0.07% 0.05% 0%
Other 0.05% 0.21% 0.16% 0.19% 0%

Age

San Marcos, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dripping Springs-Wimberley Township, TX
9 years and under 9% 13% 15% 15% 13%
10 to 17 years 7% 11% 12% 11% 13%
18 to 24 years 43% 10% 10% 12% 5%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 14% 17% 7%
35 to 44 years 8% 14% 14% 15% 14%
45 to 54 years 6% 15% 14% 13% 18%
55 to 64 years 5% 12% 10% 9% 16%
65 and over 7% 13% 10% 8% 13%

Education Levels

San Marcos, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dripping Springs-Wimberley Township, TX
Less than a high school diploma 16% 15% 20% 12% 4%
High school diploma or equivalent 25% 29% 26% 20% 15%
Some college or associate degree 29% 29% 29% 28% 29%
Bachelor's degree 22% 18% 17% 26% 35%
Master's degree or higher 8% 10% 9% 14% 17%

Gender

San Marcos, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dripping Springs-Wimberley Township, TX
Male 49.7% 49.2% 49.6% 50.2% 49.3%
Female 50.3% 50.8% 50.4% 49.8% 50.7%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

San Marcos, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dripping Springs-Wimberley Township, TX
Rent 72.2% 33.9% 35.5% 41.2% 11.7%
Own 27.8% 66.1% 64.5% 58.8% 88.3%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

San Marcos, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area
Assault 227.9 280.9 291.8 252.9
Murder 2.1 5.6 4.8 3.5
Rape 57.0 29.2 32.8 25.2
Robbery 59.1 150.7 143.5 111.3

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

San Marcos, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area
Burglary 533.9 718.3 848.1 836.8
Larceny 2526.2 2276.2 2729.5 3925.2
Motor vehicle theft 225.8 275.5 279.6 264.2

Income

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