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POPULATION

City of San Marcos Population (2017) - 63,071 | City of San Marcos Median Age (2017) - 23.8

Population by Age - 2017 (San Marcos)

 Age Range

 Percentage

 0-19

25.6%

 20-24

 28.5%

 25-44

 26.2%

 45-64

 12.5%

 65+

 7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Divison; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey. 

Hays County Population (2017) - 214,485 | Hays County Median Age (2017) - 31.3

Population by Age - 2017 (Hays County)

 Age Range

 Percentage

 0-19

28.2%

 20-24

 12.7%

 25-44

 27.0%

 45-64

 21.9%

 65+

 10.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Divison; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey. 

Caldwell County Population (2017) - 42,338 | Caldwell County Median Age (2017) - 35.6 

Population by Age - 2017 (Caldwell County)

 Age Range

 Percentage

 0-19

27.4%

 20-24

 8.4%

 25-44

 25.6%

 45-64

 25.4%

 65+

 13.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Divison; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey. 

Regional Population 5-Year Growth Rates - 2012 to 2017

 Location

 Population Growth Percentage

San Marcos, TX

+26.3%

 Kyle, TX

+39.4%

 Lockhart, TX

+7.2%

 Hays County, TX

+27.3%

 Caldwell County, TX

+9.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Divison.

COST OF LIVING

Cost of Living Index - 2018 Q3 (U.S. Average = 100)

 

 

Composite Index

Housing Cost Index

 San Marcos, TX

 91.5

89.9

 Austin, TX

 99.7

103.3
Dallas, TX 103.7

107.5

Houston, TX 95.0

92.8

Source: Council on Community and Economic Research, Cost of Living Index 2018 Q3 Report. 

WORKFORCE

San Marcos, TX Educational Attainment Levels - 2017

 Highest Level of Education Obtained, Age 25 +

 Percentage

 High School Graduate or Higher

87.3%

 Bachelor Degree or Higher

33.7%

 Graduate Degree

10.9%

Source: U.S Census Bureau, American Community Survey. 

Education Student Enrollments

 Education Institution

 Enrollment

 Texas State University, Fall 2018

 38,644

 Austin Community College, Spring 2018 (12 campuses within 60 miles of San Marcos, TX)

40,803

 San Marcos Consolidated ISD, Fall 2017

8,100

 Hays Consolidated ISD, Fall 2017

19,850

 Lockhart ISD, Fall 2016

 5,377

 Gary Job Corps, Spring 2017

1,340

The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2018 (32 miles from San Marcos, TX)

51,832

The University of Texas at San Antonio, Fall 2018 (53 miles from San Marcos, TX)

32,101

Source: Texas State University Office of Institutional Research, Austin Community College, San Marcos CISD, Hays CISD, Lockhart CISD, Gary Job Corps., The University of Texas System.


EMPLOYMENT

Regional Employment & Labor Force Statistics - 2017 Annual Average

 

 Labor Force

 Employment

 Unemployment

 Rate

 San Marcos, TX

 31,227

 31,222

1,105

 3.4%

 Kyle, TX

20,179 20,809 630 3.0%

 Hays County, TX

108,012

104,634

3,378

 3.1%

 Caldwell County, TX

 18,406

 17,694

 712

 3.9%

San Marcos, TX 45-Mile Radius

1.47 million 1.41 million Approx. 600,000 4.5%

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, Local Area Unemployment Statistics; ESRI Business Analyst.

Regional Employment & Labor Force 5-Year Growth Rate Statistics - 2012 to 2017

 

 Employed Residents

 Labor Force

 San Marcos, TX

+32.9%

+28.9%

 Kyle, TX

+39.4% +29.3%

 Hays County, TX

+29.5%

+25.9%

 Caldwell County, TX

+13.2%

+9.3%

Greater San Marcos Region

+25.3% +24.6%

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, Local Area Unemployment Statistics. 


TAXES

Property Tax Rates - 2017

 Taxing Entity

 Rate

 City of San Marcos

 0.6139

 City of Kyle

0.5416

 City of Lockhart

0.7107

 Hays County

0.3899

 Caldwell County

0.7752

 San Marcos Consolidated ISD

 1.4141

 Hays Consolidated ISD

 1.5377

 Lockhart ISD

 1.3323

Source: Hays Central Appraisal District, Caldwell County Appraisal District.

Regional Sales Tax Receipts

 Location

Q1- Q3 Receipts YOY Growth Percentage 2017 to 2018

 City of San Marcos

+30.4%

 City of Kyle

+8.9%

 City of Lockhart

+6.2%

 Hays County

+21.5%

 Caldwell County

+4.2%

 All Texas Cities

+8.0%

 All Texas Counties

+14.5%