San Marcos

29.8833° N, 97.9414° W

Welcome to San Marcos

An idyllic blend of vibrant culture and scenic beauty
 
San Marcos offers a unique mix of natural beauty, cultural richness, and educational excellence. This picturesque community is known for its charming downtown area, lush parks, and the crystal-clear San Marcos River that flows through the city, providing residents and visitors alike with year-round outdoor activities. The presence of Texas State University adds a youthful vibrancy, contributing to the city's diverse demographic and lively atmosphere. San Marcos has experienced growth while maintaining its small-town feel, making it an appealing destination for those seeking a blend of tranquility and community engagement.
 
The city's rich history is evident in its well-preserved downtown area, where historic buildings house a variety of local businesses, restaurants, and boutiques. The community's commitment to preserving its heritage while fostering a welcoming environment for innovation and growth is evident. Residents enjoy a high quality of life, with access to excellent educational resources, a thriving job market, and a wide range of recreational activities, making San Marcos a dynamic place to live.
 

What to Love

  • Picturesque natural surroundings and outdoor recreational opportunities
  • Vibrant arts and cultural scene
  • Strong sense of community and diverse demographic
  • Educational excellence through Texas State University
  • Central location between Austin and San Antonio

Local Lifestyle

Life in San Marcos is characterized by its relaxed pace and strong community bonds. Residents take pride in their city's natural beauty, often spending their weekends exploring the many parks, hiking trails, and river activities available. The university brings a variety of cultural and sporting events to the community, ensuring there's always something happening. The community is diverse and welcoming, with a mix of students, families, and professionals calling San Marcos home. Local events, farmer's markets, and festivals throughout the year foster a tight-knit atmosphere where neighbors come together to celebrate and support one another.
 

Dining and Shopping

San Marcos' dining scene is as diverse as its population, offering everything from casual bites to gourmet experiences. Middleton Brewing offers a unique selection of craft beers and a menu of upscale pub fare, making it a local favorite. For those searching for fine dining, Root Cellar Café provides a cozy atmosphere and farm-to-table dishes that highlight local ingredients. Shopping enthusiasts will find a paradise at San Marcos Premium Outlets, one of the largest outlet centers in the United States, featuring a wide range of high-end brands and designer stores at competitive prices. The city's historic downtown area is home to unique boutiques and antique shops, where visitors can find everything from handmade jewelry to vintage finds.
 

Things to Do

San Marcos is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and culture lovers alike. Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park offers a unique blend of natural and man-made attractions, including an earthquake-formed cave, an anti-gravity house, and a wildlife park. The San Marcos River provides endless opportunities for water sports, from kayaking and paddle boarding to tubing, attracting visitors from all over the state. For those interested in history and culture, The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University showcases a vast array of literary and photographic works, highlighting the region's rich heritage and artistic achievements.
 

Schools

Education is a cornerstone of the San Marcos community, with Texas State University playing a pivotal role. As a major educational institution, the university offers various undergraduate and graduate programs, contributing to the city's vibrant intellectual atmosphere. Additionally, the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District provides quality education to younger residents, with a focus on preparing students for a successful future, whether in higher education or the workforce.
 

Real Estate in San Marcos

Overview for San Marcos, TX

64,812 people live in San Marcos, where the median age is 24.9 and the average individual income is $22,001. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

64,812

Total Population

24.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$22,001

Average individual Income

Around San Marcos, TX

There's plenty to do around San Marcos, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

64
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
56
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Red Bus Food Park and Bar, Cuevas Produce, and Stopioca.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.33 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.58 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.25 miles 21 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Shopping 0.53 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.34 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.58 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for San Marcos, TX

San Marcos has 25,732 households, with an average household size of 2.29. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Marcos do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 64,812 people call San Marcos home. The population density is 1,787.29 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

64,812

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

24.9

Median Age

47.5 / 52.5%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
25,732

Total Households

2.29

Average Household Size

$22,001

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in San Marcos, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby San Marcos. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Texas Preparatory School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Crockett Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Travis Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Bonham Pre-K School
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Hill Country Christian School Of San Marcos
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
San Marcos Adventist Junior Academy
PRIVATE
K - 10th
No rating available
PUBLIC
2nd - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Jhw Inspire Academy - Hays County
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
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