78656 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: San Marcos, TX (3.81%)
Counties: Caldwell County, TX (97.70%), Hays County, TX (2.30%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 2,118
Zip code population in 2010: 2,271
Zip code population in 2000: 2,133

Houses and condos: 682
Renter-occupied apartments: 187
% of renters here:

35%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 78656: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 21.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 99 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.7% ($1,372)
Texas:

1.9% ($2,510)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,446 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,284 (1.5%)

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Males: 1,035  (48.9%)
Females: 1,083  (51.1%)

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For population 15 years and over in 78656:

Zip code 78656 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 78656

  • Zip code 78656 races chart
    • 686White population
    • 39Black population
    • 3American Indian population
    • 2Asian population
    • 2Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 8Some other race population
    • 23Two or more races population
    • 1,508Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $82,400
78656:

$82,400
Texas:

$132,000



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in 78656 zip code as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 78656 to the number of sex offenders is 216 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

29.4 years
Texas median age:

34.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.7 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 78656, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $34,730 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,730
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $32,220 (reported on 89.1% of returns)
Here:

$32,220
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 84.1% for AGIs below $25k, 89.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 65.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $206 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$206
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $640 (reported on 5.0% of returns)
Here:

$640
State:

$9,721

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$3,067 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
Here:

+$3,067
State:

+$35,319

Profit/loss from business: +$9,700 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

+$9,700
State:

+$13,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.4% for AGIs below $25k, 5.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $4,700 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
78656:

$4,700
Texas:

$19,511

Total itemized deductions: $16,500 (24% of AGI, reported on 8.9% of returns)
Here:

$16,500
State:

$24,724

Here:

24.5% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI

Charity contributions: $3,300 (reported on 5.9% of returns)
Here:

$3,300
State:

$6,808

Taxes paid: $3,967 (reported on 8.9% of returns)
78656:

$3,967
State:

$6,921

Earned income credit: $2,453 (reported on 33.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,453
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.5% for AGIs below $25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 78656, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $28,147 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$28,147
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $28,438 (reported on 90.6% of returns)
Here:

$28,438
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 147.1% for AGIs below $10k, 88.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 92.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 89.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 92.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $455 (reported on 20.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$455
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $446 (reported on 6.4% of returns)
Here:

$446
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,504 (reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

+$4,504
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 19.9% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $13,889 (26% of AGI, reported on 12.3% of returns)
Here:

$13,889
State:

$19,631

Here:

26.0% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,171 (4% of AGI, reported on 8.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,171
State:

$4,753

Here:

4.2% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI

Total tax: $2,855 (reported on 66.9% of returns)
78656:

$2,855
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,942 (reported on 31.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,942
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 54.5%
Here:

55%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 52.6% for AGIs below $10k, 56.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 54.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 53.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 63.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$43,922
Texas:

$51,704
San Marcos, TX (78656) map Nearest zip codes: 78655, 78640, 78670, 78644, 78622, 78666.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

64.0%
Texas:

55.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

13.7%
Texas:

5.5%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 144
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 390


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 549 (307 now married, 242 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 78656 with a mortgage: 241
Houses without a mortgage: 106

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $842
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S292

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

23.2%
Whole state:

17.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

17.5%
Whole state:

10.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.1
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.2
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Year house built

  • 492010 or later
  • 1312000 to 2009
  • 2321990 to 1999
  • 1381980 to 1989
  • 651970 to 1979
  • 191960 to 1969
  • 231950 to 1959
  • 01940 to 1949
  • 251939 or earlier

Zip code 78656 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in San Marcos, TX (78656)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 902 bedrooms
  • 2143 bedrooms
  • 434 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in San Marcos, TX (78656)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 251 bedroom
  • 02 bedrooms
  • 1423 bedrooms
  • 94 bedrooms
  • 115+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in San Marcos, TX (78656) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 0no vehicle
  • 1321 vehicle
  • 1162 vehicles
  • 393 vehicles
  • 444 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in San Marcos, TX (78656) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 0no vehicle
  • 621 vehicle
  • 1112 vehicles
  • 143 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,002.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $82,400
78656:

$82,400
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,800 - $105,300

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $105,437
Here:

$105,437
State:

$188,898

Mobile homes: $61,991
Here:

$61,991
State:

$60,009

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 11.0%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 19.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,967

Size of family households: 94 2-persons, 71 3-persons, 129 4-persons, 58 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 81 1-person, 73 2-persons, 14 3-persons

408 married couples with children.
108 single-parent households (108 women).

54.9% of residents of 78656 zip code speak English at home.
45.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% very well, 27% well, 11% not well).

Foreign born population: 134 (6.3%)
(28.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

6.3%
Whole state:

16.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 100%Mexico

Most common first ancestries reported in 78656 (%)

  • 64%Other groups
  • 11%German
  • 3%Irish
  • 3%European
  • 2%American
  • 2%Polish
  • 2%English

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 252000 to 2009
  • 581990 to 1999
  • 203Before 1990

Zip code 78656 topographic map


Zip code 78656 marital status for males
Zip code 78656 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 92%Electricity
  • 8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 3,974. Population change in the 1990s: -1,841 (-46.3%).

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


54% of the 78656 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

71% of the 78656 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

14.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 43,269Production occupations
  • 34,271Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 30,719Sales and related occupations
  • 23,081Transportation occupations
  • 17,220Construction and extraction occupations
  • 13,684Education, training, and library occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for adults

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$115,4825$122,68810$118,1855$73,1442$44,8154$70,263
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$159,4401$127,0105$105,4840$00$02$68,910
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$140,3004$69,02511$128,4872$40,7600$04$54,723
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$80,1701$143,2309$143,0771$166,6500$02$128,365
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9605.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$173,853
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$163,720
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$154,040
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9605.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 78656 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary679.0 years
Maria584.8 years
William473.8 years
Frank471.0 years
Robert469.2 years
Juan475.5 years
Joe365.7 years
Richard373.0 years
Charles370.0 years
James370.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 78656 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Yanez1073.6 years
Gutierrez974.0 years
Germer676.8 years
Schulle682.1 years
Cruz570.8 years
Martinez574.2 years
Villanueva578.4 years
Hurtado473.2 years
Best481.5 years
Duesterheft471.2 years

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