Smiley, Texas

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Population in 2013: 565 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.7%
Males: 259  (46.0%)
Females: 306  (54.0%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78159.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,393 (it was $21,591 in 2000)
Smiley:

$28,393
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,016 (it was $11,823 in 2000)

Smiley city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $53,295 (it was $35,700 in 2000)
Smiley:

$53,295
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $54,239; Detached houses: $57,387; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $66,132; Mobile homes: $38,958

Median gross rent in 2012: $596.

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  • Hispanic - 368 (67.0%)
  • White alone - 175 (31.9%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Smiley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Smiley: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (8.1%), German (7.1%), English (5.2%), French (1.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%), Scottish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.52 square miles.

Population density: 1,085 people per square mile   (low).

Smiley,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Smiley:

  • High school or higher: 66.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smiley city:

  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 14.6%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

32 residents are foreign born

This city:  6.2%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Smiley, Texas as of May 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Smiley to the number of sex offenders is 62 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,205 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (1.4%)

Smiley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Victoria, TX (49.9 miles , pop. 60,603).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Antonio, TX (54.3 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Nixon, TX (2.8 miles ), Gillett, TX (4.0 miles ), Stockdale, TX (4.4 miles ), Gonzales, TX (4.5 miles ), Westhoff-Arneckville, TX (4.6 miles ), Yorktown, TX (4.6 miles ), Nordheim, TX (4.9 miles ), Cuero, TX (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 29.27 N, Longitude: 97.64 W

Area code: 830

Smiley household income distribution Smiley home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+0.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (18%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Bus drivers (7%)
  • Religious workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Smiley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Smiley, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Smiley-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/1/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the Smiley city center injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/19/1991, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.4 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Smiley-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 43.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 351.0 miles away from Smiley center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 319.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 35.0 miles away from Smiley center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gonzales County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 3, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Smiley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Smiley:

  • GONZALES COUNTY COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (3221 HIGHWAY 87 WEST)
  • SMILEY COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (FM 3234 AND 108)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Smiley:

  • COLONIAL CONVALESCENT AND NURSIN (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; NIXON, TX)

Airports located in Smiley:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smiley:

  • Texas State University (about 47 miles; San Marcos, TX; Full-time enrollment: 29,202)
  • St Philip's College (about 51 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 5,970)
  • Victoria College (about 51 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • University of Houston-Victoria (about 51 miles; Victoria, TX; FT enrollment: 3,110)
  • University of the Incarnate Word (about 52 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 6,875)
  • Trinity University (about 53 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 2,467)
  • San Antonio College (about 54 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 15,182)
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Notable location: Smiley Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Gonzales County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.5%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 29.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.1% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.2%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Smiley compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Smiley travel time to work - commute Smiley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Smiley city (based on Gonzales County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.43%
Here: 58.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents36.2%36.1%17.5%3.7%2.1%
Congregations7.3%31.7%29.3%2.4%7.3%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristOther
Adherents1.3%1.1%1.0%0.8%0.1%
Congregations2.4%2.4%7.3%4.9%4.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Gonzales County:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Gonzales County:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Gonzales County:

8.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

6.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Gonzales County:

28.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.7%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$5,043$60,5166$208
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$148
Streets and Highways 3$6,162$24,6480$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$1,390
Totals for Government 4$11,205$33,6158$1,746

Smiley government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $56,000 ($99.12)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($26.55)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($24.78)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($21.24)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($7.08)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($1.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($3.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $54,000 ($95.58)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Smiley government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $22,000 ($38.94)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $17,000 ($30.09)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($3.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $60,000 ($106.19)
  • Tax - Property: $30,000 ($53.10)
    Total General Sales: $26,000 ($46.02)
    Public Utilities: $12,000 ($21.24)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.77)

Smiley government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $34,000 ($60.18)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $28,000 ($49.56)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($10.62)

Smiley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $97,000 ($171.68)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $24,000 ($42.48)

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,710 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bexar County, TX  0.58% ($26,243 average AGI)
from Guadalupe County, TX  0.50% ($27,344)
from Travis County, TX  0.33% ($19,762)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,272 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Guadalupe County, TX  0.76% ($52,796 average AGI)
to Travis County, TX  0.47% ($18,867)
to Hays County, TX  0.39% ($31,040)

Strongest AM radio stations in Smiley:

  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KDRY (1100 AM; 11 kW; ALAMO HEIGHTS, TX; Owner: KDRY RADIO, INC.)
  • KSLR (630 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KTSA (550 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF SAN ANTONIO)
  • KONO (860 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTMR (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EDNA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLUP (930 AM; 5 kW; TERRELL HILLS, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Smiley:

  • KXTN-FM (107.5 FM; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KROM (92.9 FM; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KSMG (105.3 FM; SEGUIN, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KISS-FM (99.5 FM; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KQQT (106.3 FM; GONZALES, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Smiley:

  • KENS-TV (Channel 5; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KVDA (Channel 60; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • WOAI-TV (Channel 4; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KABB (Channel 29; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KABB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KWEX-TV (Channel 41; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KWEX LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • K45DX (Channel 45; FLORESVILLE, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA PARTNERSHIP OF FLORESVILLE)
  • KSAT-TV (Channel 12; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, SAN ANTONIO, LP)
  • KSAA-LP (Channel 28; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHCE (Channel 23; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KXTM-LP (Channel 21; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: HUMBERTO LOPEZ)
  • KFTO-CA (Channel 67; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA PARTNERSHIP OF SAN ANTONIO)
  • KAVU-TV (Channel 25; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Smiley)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Int Railroad & Fm 108 (Lat: 29.269694 Lon: -97.632222), Call Sign: KRJ554, Licensee ID: L00550429
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.930 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/06/2002, Expiration Date: 10/06/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/08/2012
    Registrant: Smiley Produce And Feed Inc, Smiley, TX 78159

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KC5UHG
    Grant Date: 05/01/1996, Expiration Date: 05/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 05/02/2008
    Registrant: Krista B Hobizal, Hcr 02 Box 15, Smiley, TX 78159
  • Call Sign: W0JEE, Licensee ID: L00159925
    Grant Date: 08/31/2004, Expiration Date: 08/31/2014
    Registrant: Robert W Perkins, 5531 C/R 219, Smiley, TX 78159
  • Call Sign: WB5MLD, Licensee ID: L00043823
    Grant Date: 03/18/2006, Expiration Date: 03/18/2016
    Registrant: Clay W Allen Iii, Smiley, TX 78159
  • Call Sign: WB5WNQ, Licensee ID: L00295376
    Grant Date: 05/16/2011, Expiration Date: 08/13/2021, Certifier: Marvin L Miles
    Registrant: Marvin L Miles, Smiley, TX 78159-0100

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PICCARD AX-6 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 60US , Serial Number: 660, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 06/29/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Rt 1 Box 31, Smiley, TX 78159

Most common first names in Smiley, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1176.5 years
John980.8 years
James674.8 years
Mary682.7 years
Charlie478.2 years
Dorothy470.2 years
Alice485.3 years
Jesse472.0 years
Bessie381.7 years
Albert373.7 years
Most common last names in Smiley, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Oneal1178.6 years
Bundick1079.1 years
Parker984.4 years
Patteson795.7 years
Garcia783.6 years
Light780.1 years
Lee678.8 years
Yaws677.5 years
Pena676.7 years
Dominguez684.5 years
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