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San Marcos, TX (Texas) Houses and Residents

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Total population: 58,892 (Urban population: 33,827 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 178 (8 farm, 170 nonfarm))

Houses: 25,402 (23,733 occupied: 6,534 owner occupied, 17,837 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

73%
State:

39%

Housing density: 1,395 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $156,263.

Median contract rent in 2016: $548 (lower quartile is $447, upper quartile is $660)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $663


Median gross rent in San Marcos, TX in 2016: $622

Housing units in San Marcos with a mortgage: 3,709 (12 second mortgage, 177 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,882

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $70,370

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $53,584

Median monthly housing costs: $973


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San Marcos, Texas Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $172,386 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
San Marcos:

$172,386
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $117,481 - $247,039

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $190,417
Here:

$190,417
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $198,995
Here:

$198,995
State:

$227,239

In 2-unit structures: $121,544
Here:

$121,544
State:

$179,535

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $72,223
Here:

$72,223
State:

$253,158

Mobile homes: $19,888
Here:

$19,888
State:

$80,655
Median year house/condo built: 1987

Median year apartment built: 1999

Household type by relationship:

Households: 63,584
  • In family households: 31,588 (4,174 male householders, 5,716 female householders)
    5,624 spouses, 10,685 children (9,807 natural, 371 adopted, 479 stepchildren), 1,151 grandchildren, 1,810 brothers or sisters, 655 parents, 711 other relatives, 1,249 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 24,182 (7,265 male householders (4,383 living alone)), 6,166 female householders (3,397 living alone)), 10,717 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,571

Size of family households: 4,689 2-persons, 2,242 3-persons, 1,382 4-persons, 911 5-persons, 392 6-persons, 236 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,765 1-person, 3,139 2-persons, 1,558 3-persons, 845 4-persons, 53 5-persons.

4,331 married couples with children.
3,619 single-parent households (447 men, 3,172 women).

71.7% of residents of San Marcos speak English at home.
24.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 35% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 5,444 (8.6%)
(54.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.5
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in San Marcos, Texas:

  • 50no bedroom
  • 1631 bedroom
  • 1,1702 bedrooms
  • 3,8623 bedrooms
  • 1,3144 bedrooms
  • 635+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to San Marcos population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Marcos, Texas:

  • 548no bedroom
  • 2,6531 bedroom
  • 7,4872 bedrooms
  • 4,4423 bedrooms
  • 1,8944 bedrooms
  • 2145+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to San Marcos population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in San Marcos in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 118no vehicle
  • 2,3871 vehicle
  • 2,5042 vehicles
  • 1,1353 vehicles
  • 2674 vehicles
  • 1045+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to San Marcos population

Cars and other vehicles available in San Marcos in renter-occupied apartments

  • 741no vehicle
  • 8,0121 vehicle
  • 6,4582 vehicles
  • 1,7633 vehicles
  • 6624 vehicles
  • 175+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to San Marcos population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in San Marcos, Texas:

  • 651 room
  • 382 rooms
  • 2183 rooms
  • 1,4254 rooms
  • 1,4475 rooms
  • 1,7006 rooms
  • 7277 rooms
  • 4708 rooms
  • 6779+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to San Marcos population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Marcos, Texas:

  • 4841 room
  • 1,6592 rooms
  • 4,1213 rooms
  • 5,0744 rooms
  • 3,5525 rooms
  • 1,7256 rooms
  • 6687 rooms
  • 1228 rooms
  • 239+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to San Marcos population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • San Marcos, TX household income distribution

  • San Marcos, TX household income distribution
  • 3,679Less than $10,000
  • 1,708$10,000 to $14,999
  • 862$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,201$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,163$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,574$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,323$35,000 to $39,999
  • 869$40,000 to $44,999
  • 699$45,000 to $49,999
  • 2,071$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,991$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,937$75,000 to $99,999
  • 895$100,000 to $124,999
  • 515$125,000 to $149,999
  • 546$150,000 to $199,999
  • 423$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in San Marcos, TX

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in San Marcos, TX
  • 140Less than $10,000
  • 70$10,000 to $14,999
  • 163$15,000 to $19,999
  • 18$20,000 to $24,999
  • 29$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 58$35,000 to $39,999
  • 44$40,000 to $49,999
  • 107$50,000 to $59,999
  • 86$60,000 to $69,999
  • 107$70,000 to $79,999
  • 310$80,000 to $89,999
  • 172$90,000 to $99,999
  • 535$100,000 to $124,999
  • 507$125,000 to $149,999
  • 561$150,000 to $174,999
  • 840$175,000 to $199,999
  • 973$200,000 to $249,999
  • 334$250,000 to $299,999
  • 579$300,000 to $399,999
  • 45$400,000 to $499,999
  • 208$500,000 to $749,999
  • 40$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in San Marcos, TX

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in San Marcos, TX
  • 25Less than $100
  • 40$100 to $149
  • 68$150 to $199
  • 132$200 to $249
  • 49$250 to $299
  • 281$300 to $349
  • 100$350 to $399
  • 391$400 to $449
  • 406$450 to $499
  • 477$500 to $549
  • 1,197$550 to $599
  • 1,004$600 to $649
  • 530$650 to $699
  • 695$700 to $749
  • 1,628$750 to $799
  • 2,055$800 to $899
  • 1,141$900 to $999
  • 3,412$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,381$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,199$1,500 to $1,999
  • 234$2,000 to $2,499
  • 17$2,500 to $2,999
  • 17$3,500 or more
  • 621No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1,0752010 or later
  • 1,3772000 to 2009
  • 1,1721990 to 1999
  • 3271980 to 1989
  • 2981970 to 1979
  • 265Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to San Marcos population
San Marcos commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,142
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,976
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 8,081
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5,250
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,275
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,145
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,066
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 397
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 698
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,022
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,971
  • 90 or more minutes: 919
San Marcos, TX Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 75.6%
Number of people working at home: 1,178 (3.4% of all workers)

San Marcos mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 31,605 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 5,203 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,106 (3%)
  • Taxi: 900 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 292 (1%)
  • Walked: 2,239 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,178 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 2,517
 Irish: 1,225
 American: 1,217
 English: 1,000
 European: 754
 Italian: 542
 Scottish: 471
 French (except Basque): 451
 Scotch-Irish: 248
 Czech: 194
 Norwegian: 129
 Swedish: 125
 Polish: 102
 Turkish: 96
 Dutch: 84
 African: 78
 Ukrainian: 64
 Iranian: 61
 Northern European: 60
 French Canadian: 60
 Russian: 46
 Greek: 44
 British: 42
 Yugoslavian: 42
 Welsh: 36
 Somali: 32
 Hungarian: 31
 Haitian: 27
 Slovene: 23
 Romanian: 20
 Portuguese: 17
 Pennsylvania German: 14
 Cypriot: 14
 Swiss: 12
 Cajun: 10
 Lithuanian: 10
 Dutch West Indian: 5

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 60%Mexico
  • 8%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%India
  • 3%Vietnam
  • 3%Kuwait
  • 2%Canada
  • 1%Greece

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 43,056
  • Other state: 13,163
  • Northeast: 2,078
  • Midwest: 2,948
  • South: 3,594
  • West: 4,547

64% of San Marcos residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 90% lived in Texas.

San Marcos:

64.4%
State average:

84.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 95
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 180
  • 5th and 6th grade: 571
  • 7th and 8th grade: 135
  • 9th grade: 179
  • 10th grade: 366
  • 11th grade: 446
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 289
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,229
  • Less than 1 year of college: 632
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,801
  • Associate degree: 679
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,137
  • Master's degree: 1,222
  • Professional school degree: 216
  • Doctorate degree: 423

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 250
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 28
  • 5th and 6th grade: 541
  • 7th and 8th grade: 65
  • 9th grade: 401
  • 10th grade: 65
  • 11th grade: 229
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 312
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,213
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,024
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,972
  • Associate degree: 841
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,213
  • Master's degree: 1,543
  • Professional school degree: 167
  • Doctorate degree: 225

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.5%Males
  • 6.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 12.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 3.6%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 8.8%Males
  • 9.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.8%Males
  • 7.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 2.5%Males
  • 9.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 10.7%Males
  • 6.6%Females
San Marcos marital status for males
San Marcos marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,210
  • One, attached: 1,471
  • Two: 801
  • 3 or 4: 945
  • 5 to 9: 3,507
  • 10 to 19: 4,191
  • 20 to 49: 2,831
  • 50 or more: 2,732
  • Mobile homes: 1,098

Median worth of mobile homes: $19,900

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 0 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in San Marcos:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in San Marcos
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (66.7%)
  • Utility gas (31.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.3%)
  • Electricity (88.1%)
  • Utility gas (10.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Wood (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 282
Here:

7.7%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 235
Here:

9.6%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 132
Here:

0.7%
Texas:

15.1%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)