San Marcos, TX

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2022 Population
67,143
3.6% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
25.2
1.2% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
27.7%
9.59% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$47,394
11.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$248,300
23.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
36,899
6.18% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, San Marcos, TX had a population of 67.1k people with a median age of 25.2 and a median household income of $47,394. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of San Marcos, TX grew from 64,812 to 67,143, a 3.6% increase and its median household income grew from $42,500 to $47,394, a 11.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in San Marcos, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.9%), White (Hispanic) (21.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (14.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.69%), and Other (Hispanic) (5.65%).

None of the households in San Marcos, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94% of the residents in San Marcos, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Marcos, TX are Texas State University (8,918 degrees awarded in 2022) and Total Transformation Institute of Cosmetology (34 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in San Marcos, TX was $248,300, and the homeownership rate was 28.9%.

Most people in San Marcos, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in San Marcos, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

San Marcos, TX is home to a population of 67.1k people, from which 94% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.74% of San Marcos, TX residents were born outside of the country (5.87k people).

In 2022, there were 2.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.1k people) in San Marcos, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.2k White (Hispanic) and 9.55k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94%
2022 Citizenship
94.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94% of San Marcos, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in San Marcos, TX was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in San Marcos, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30.1k ± 1.46k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    14.2k ± 1.68k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    9.55k ± 1.91k
41.9%
Hispanic Population
28.1k people

In 2022, there were 2.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.1k people) in San Marcos, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.2k White (Hispanic) and 9.55k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

41.9% of the people in San Marcos, TX are hispanic (28.1k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.74%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.87k people
7.98%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.17k people

As of 2022, 8.74% of San Marcos, TX residents (5.87k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Marcos, TX was 7.98%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    912 ± 322
  2. Vietnam
    816 ± 261
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    346 ± 206

San Marcos, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of San Marcos, TX employs 36.9k people. The largest industries in San Marcos, TX are Accommodation & Food Services (5,719 people), Retail Trade (5,563 people), and Educational Services (5,402 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,109), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,464), and Public Administration ($55,827).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

36.9k
2022 Value
± 2,170
6.18%
1 Year growth
± 7.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in San Marcos, TX grew at a rate of 6.18%, from 34.8k employees to 36.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Marcos, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,958 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,703 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,299 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Marcos, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

36.9k
2022 Value
± 2,170
6.18%
1 Year growth
± 7.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in San Marcos, TX grew at a rate of 6.18%, from 34.8k employees to 36.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Marcos, TX, are Accommodation & Food Services (5,719 people), Retail Trade (5,563 people), and Educational Services (5,402 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Marcos, TX, though some of these residents may live in San Marcos, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$31,208
Median earning men ± $3,046
$22,053
Median earning women ± $1,932

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,393), Public Administration ($57,444), and Manufacturing ($45,071).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($43,276), Wholesale Trade ($41,250), and Manufacturing ($37,573).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in San Marcos, TX awarded 8,952 degrees. The student population of San Marcos, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 15,097 male students and 23,144 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Marcos, TX are White (4,062 and 46.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3,273 and 37.4%), Black or African American (735 and 8.4%), and Asian (285 and 3.26%).

The largest universities in San Marcos, TX by number of degrees awarded are Texas State University (8,918 and 99.6%) and Total Transformation Institute of Cosmetology (34 and 0.38%).

The most popular majors in San Marcos, TX are General Psychology (523 and 5.84%), General Business Administration & Management (503 and 5.62%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (396 and 4.42%).

The median tuition cost in San Marcos, TX for a public four year colleges is $8,606 for in-state students and $20,030 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in San Marcos, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 38,241 (39.5% men and 60.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 38,241 students enrolled in San Marcos, TX, 39.5% men and 60.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 15,501 records, of which 62.6% were women and 37.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 354 degrees awarded
  2. 523 degrees awarded
  3. 411 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in San Marcos, TX was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 354 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in San Marcos, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,918 degrees awarded
  2. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Texas State University with 8,918 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,381 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Marcos, TX, which is 0.607 times less than the 5,571 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,062 degrees mean that there were 1.24 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3,273 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($8,606) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,529) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($760) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Marcos, TX was $248,300 in 2022, which is 0.881 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $201,200 to $248,300, a 23.4% increase. The homeownership rate in San Marcos, TX is 28.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in San Marcos, TX have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in San Marcos, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in San Marcos, TX is $47,394. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in San Marcos, TX was Census Tract 2105.05 with a value of $74,107, followed by Census Tract 105 and Census Tract 103.02, with respective values of $53,205 and $45,036.

Property

$248,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,109
$7,790
Median Property Taxes
±$877

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Marcos, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

28.9%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 28.9% of the housing units in San Marcos, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 26.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2105.05
  2. Census Tract 105
  3. Census Tract 103.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Marcos, TX was Census Tract 2105.05 with a value of $74,107, followed by Census Tract 105 and Census Tract 103.02, with respective values of $53,205 and $45,036.

The following map shows all of the places in San Marcos, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$47,394
Median Household Income
± $3,044
27k
Number of Households
± 1,767

In 2022, the median household income of the 27k households in San Marcos, TX grew to $47,394 from the previous year's value of $42,500.

The following chart displays the households in San Marcos, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Marcos, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.27%)

In 2022, 72.5% of workers in San Marcos, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10%) and those who worked at home (8.27%).

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Marcos, TX have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.03% of the workforce in San Marcos, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in San Marcos, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Marcos, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

27.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Marcos, TX (16.9k out of 60.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Marcos, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

83.9% of the population of San Marcos, TX has health coverage, with 49.5% on employee plans, 10.5% on Medicaid, 5.86% on Medicare, 16.6% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hays County, TX see 2349 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.256% increase from the previous year (2343 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2595 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 921 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,349 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hays County, TX

Primary care physicians in Hays County, TX see an average of 2,349 patients per year. This represents a 0.256% increase from the previous year (2,343 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hays County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16% under 18 years, 50.6% between 18 and 34 years, 24.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.3% were men and 53.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.1%
Uninsured
49.5%
Employer Coverage
10.5%
Medicaid
5.86%
Medicare
16.6%
Non-Group
1.36%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Marcos, TX declined by 1.03% from 16.2% to 16.1%.

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