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San Marcos, TX (Texas) Houses and Residents

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

Houses: 13,287 (12,627 occupied: 5,857 owner occupied, 17,137 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

75%
State:

39%

Housing density: 730 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $134,251.

Median contract rent in 2015: $548 (lower quartile is $447, upper quartile is $660)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $704


Median gross rent in San Marcos, TX in 2015: $622

Housing units in San Marcos with a mortgage: 1,730 (72 second mortgage, 93 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,293

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $66,200

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $40,684

Median monthly housing costs: $956


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San Marcos, Texas Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $154,757 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
San Marcos:

$154,757
Texas:

$152,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $102,321 - $212,653
Median year house/condo built: 1984

Median year apartment built: 1993

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,857
  • In family households: 17,168 (3,726 male householders, 1,794 female householders)
    3,737 spouses, 5,423 children (5,100 natural, 105 adopted, 218 stepchildren), 614 grandchildren, 518 brothers or sisters, 152 parents, 535 other relatives, 669 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,689 (3,661 male householders (1,929 living alone)), 3,485 female householders (2,025 living alone)), 4,543 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,148 (503 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,245 2-persons, 1,431 3-persons, 1,063 4-persons, 457 5-persons, 168 6-persons, 156 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,954 1-person, 2,236 2-persons, 713 3-persons, 230 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

2,746 married couples with children.
1,520 single-parent households (302 men, 1,218 women).

72.2% of residents of San Marcos speak English at home.
25.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 1,679 (4.9%)
(39.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.4
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.5
State:

3.8

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 6no bedroom
  • 2671 bedroom
  • 9222 bedrooms
  • 1,9833 bedrooms
  • 5684 bedrooms
  • 595+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to San Marcos population

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

  • 591no bedroom
  • 3,3221 bedroom
  • 3,4572 bedrooms
  • 1,1293 bedrooms
  • 3044 bedrooms
  • 195+ 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:

  • 194no vehicle
  • 1,2651 vehicle
  • 1,5852 vehicles
  • 5953 vehicles
  • 1194 vehicles
  • 475+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to San Marcos population

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

  • 782no vehicle
  • 3,9571 vehicle
  • 2,9352 vehicles
  • 8533 vehicles
  • 2814 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to San Marcos population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 61 room
  • 902 rooms
  • 3123 rooms
  • 5614 rooms
  • 1,0125 rooms
  • 9106 rooms
  • 4357 rooms
  • 2508 rooms
  • 2299+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to San Marcos population

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

  • 4991 room
  • 1,5582 rooms
  • 2,3973 rooms
  • 2,4964 rooms
  • 1,2435 rooms
  • 4316 rooms
  • 1607 rooms
  • 308 rooms
  • 89+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to San Marcos population

Year house built

Median 2015 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
  • 2,583Less than $10,000
  • 1,382$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,038$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,133$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,007$25,000 to $29,999
  • 982$30,000 to $34,999
  • 776$35,000 to $39,999
  • 543$40,000 to $44,999
  • 505$45,000 to $49,999
  • 824$50,000 to $59,999
  • 866$60,000 to $74,999
  • 566$75,000 to $99,999
  • 228$100,000 to $124,999
  • 71$125,000 to $149,999
  • 72$150,000 to $199,999
  • 90$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in San Marcos, TX

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in San Marcos, TX
  • 96Less than $10,000
  • 81$10,000 to $14,999
  • 55$15,000 to $19,999
  • 13$20,000 to $24,999
  • 52$25,000 to $29,999
  • 148$30,000 to $34,999
  • 33$35,000 to $39,999
  • 61$40,000 to $49,999
  • 215$50,000 to $59,999
  • 110$60,000 to $69,999
  • 130$70,000 to $79,999
  • 162$80,000 to $89,999
  • 105$90,000 to $99,999
  • 543$100,000 to $124,999
  • 642$125,000 to $149,999
  • 817$150,000 to $174,999
  • 486$175,000 to $199,999
  • 508$200,000 to $249,999
  • 251$250,000 to $299,999
  • 530$300,000 to $399,999
  • 158$500,000 to $749,999
  • 27$750,000 to $999,999
  • 9$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in San Marcos, TX

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in San Marcos, TX
  • 73Less than $100
  • 75$100 to $149
  • 213$150 to $199
  • 53$200 to $249
  • 121$250 to $299
  • 101$300 to $349
  • 76$350 to $399
  • 316$400 to $449
  • 725$450 to $499
  • 617$500 to $549
  • 654$550 to $599
  • 1,052$600 to $649
  • 814$650 to $699
  • 797$700 to $749
  • 1,447$750 to $799
  • 2,819$800 to $899
  • 2,029$900 to $999
  • 1,877$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,410$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,079$1,500 to $1,999
  • 332$2,000 to $2,499
  • 16$2,500 to $2,999
  • 25$3,000 to $3,499
  • 17$3,500 or more
  • 200No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 4571995 to March 2000
  • 3321990 to 1994
  • 1501985 to 1989
  • 1771980 to 1984
  • 1581975 to 1979
  • 1401970 to 1974
  • 311965 to 1969
  • 234Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to San Marcos population
San Marcos commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,197
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,365
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,902
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,721
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,311
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 594
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,503
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 377
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 447
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,304
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 856
  • 90 or more minutes: 243
San Marcos, TX Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 68.3%
Number of people working at home: 334 (1.8% of all workers)

San Marcos mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 13,237 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 2,541 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 212 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 23 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 43 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 99 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,459 (8%)
  • Other means: 199 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 334 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 14,005
 German: 3,819
 Irish: 1,897
 English: 1,516
 United States or American: 1,303
 Italian: 746
 French (except Basque): 634
 Scotch-Irish: 535
 Scottish: 531
 Polish: 417
 Norwegian: 291
 Czech: 286
 European: 285
 Dutch: 216
 Subsaharan African:: 215
 African: 186
 Welsh: 178
 Swedish: 162
 British: 114
 Czechoslovakian: 109
 Russian: 80
 Northern European: 76
 Hungarian: 61
 Danish: 53
 French Canadian: 51
 Canadian: 47
 Arab:: 45
 Scandinavian: 45
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 44
 Lithuanian: 37
 Lebanese: 34
 Greek: 34
 Jamaican: 30
 Swiss: 28
 Slovak: 22
 Alsatian: 17
 Haitian: 14
 Ethiopian: 13
 Arab/Arabic: 11
 Portuguese: 11
 Iranian: 10
 Finnish: 10
 Macedonian: 10
 Serbian: 10
 Slavic: 8
 Pennsylvania German: 8
 Turkish: 8
 Nigerian: 8
 Belgian: 8
 Other Subsaharan African: 8
 Acadian/Cajun: 7
 Yugoslavian: 7
 Ukrainian: 7
 Austrian: 5
 Romanian: 5

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

  • 57%Mexico
  • 5%Germany
  • 4%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%United Kingdom
  • 3%Japan
  • 3%El Salvador
  • 3%Canada

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

  • This state: 25,470
  • Northeast: 911
  • Midwest: 2,171
  • South: 2,047
  • West: 1,254

29% of San Marcos residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 89% lived in Texas.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 196
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 88
  • 5th and 6th grade: 208
  • 7th and 8th grade: 285
  • 9th grade: 141
  • 10th grade: 148
  • 11th grade: 191
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 156
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,535
  • Less than 1 year of college: 340
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,572
  • Associate degree: 300
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,270
  • Master's degree: 501
  • Professional school degree: 160
  • Doctorate degree: 251

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 301
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 116
  • 5th and 6th grade: 165
  • 7th and 8th grade: 297
  • 9th grade: 228
  • 10th grade: 218
  • 11th grade: 178
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 97
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,982
  • Less than 1 year of college: 404
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,081
  • Associate degree: 224
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,370
  • Master's degree: 527
  • Professional school degree: 46
  • Doctorate degree: 141

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.3%Males
  • 8.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 27.1%Males
  • 19.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 2.9%Males
  • 17.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 20.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 7.5%Males
  • 7.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 15.1%Males
  • 21.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.9%Males
  • 8.1%Females
San Marcos marital status for males
San Marcos marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,380
  • One, attached: 480
  • Two: 816
  • 3 or 4: 1,412
  • 5 to 9: 1,773
  • 10 to 19: 1,402
  • 20 to 49: 603
  • 50 or more: 1,658
  • Mobile homes: 755
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,551

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in San Marcos:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 49.3%Electricity
  • 45.9%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 80.5%Electricity
  • 17.6%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 77
Here:

4.0%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 39
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 283
Here:

2.2%
Texas:

15.4%

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)