San Marcos, TX - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Suburb
  • Population
    48,291
  • Population Density
    1,590 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    30 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    153 3.6
San Marcos is a suburb in Texas with 48,291 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 153 reviews
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    • 4
    Overall Experience at San Marcos: I love Austin, Texas. There is always something to do and the people are very friendly. It is a health conscious, progressive, modern city with lots of music and events. Creativity flourishes here!
    • 4
    Overall Experience at San Marcos: I love San Marcos. The people here are very open and loving. This town really knows how to make you feel at home.
    • 3
    Employment at San Marcos: There are good amount of opportunities but they are asking for people with experience so people who are wanting experience in something that is relevant with their future career field, well it makes it difficult.
    • 3
    Weather at San Marcos: If it rains a lot for long periods of time it floods.
    • 4
    Food & Drink at San Marcos: Their are great food establishments and a majority of those places are know for their superior food.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 San Marcos Township 58,196
2.66 Redwood 3,928
3.66 Kyle 29,396
4.00 Kyle-Buda Township 69,032
3.33 Martindale Township 8,301
3.00 Northeast Guadalupe Township 9,488

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Dripping Springs-Wimberley Township 36,916

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 78666 66,027
2.00 78656 2,118

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

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Texas Preparatory School Public, Charter, Alternative K-6 Elementary
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 PK, K-5 Pre-K, 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 50.74% 63.25% 44.81% 54.32% 85.15%
Hispanic 41.33% 16.62% 37.90% 31.55% 10.96%
African American 4.21% 12.23% 11.53% 7.07% 0.77%
Asian 1.73% 4.83% 3.92% 4.85% 1.27%
Multiracial 1.48% 2.05% 1.37% 1.81% 1.45%
Native American 0.42% 0.66% 0.26% 0.22% 0.41%
Pacific Islander 0.05% 0.16% 0.07% 0.04% 0%
Other 0.04% 0.19% 0.13% 0.14% 0%

Age

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

Education Levels

San Marcos, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dripping Springs-Wimberley Township, TX
Less than a high school diploma 14% 14% 19% 12% 4%
High school diploma or equivalent 25% 28% 25% 19% 15%
Some college or associate degree 30% 29% 29% 28% 28%
Bachelor's degree 23% 18% 18% 27% 35%
Master's degree or higher 8% 11% 9% 14% 18%

Gender

San Marcos, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dripping Springs-Wimberley Township, TX
Male 49.7% 49.2% 49.6% 50.1% 49.8%
Female 50.3% 50.8% 50.4% 49.9% 50.2%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

San Marcos, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dripping Springs-Wimberley Township, TX
Rent 71.4% 35.1% 36.7% 41.7% 12.9%
Own 28.6% 64.9% 63.3% 58.3% 87.1%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

San Marcos, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area
Assault 264.6 278.9 278.0 198.8
Murder 5.8 5.0 4.6 2.6
Rape 57.9 15.3
Robbery 96.6 159.8 146.7 67.1

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

San Marcos, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area
Burglary 722.2 573.5 775.2 588.0
Larceny 2630.0 2079.6 2712.8 3015.0
Motor vehicle theft 287.7 235.5 287.2 190.0

Income

Weather

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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 100% Yes
  • 0% Not sure
  • 0% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 6 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 9 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 16 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 16 responses

  • 0% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 44% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 38% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 19% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Very accepting.
  • 40% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 0% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 20 responses

  • 25% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 65% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 10% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 5 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments