San Marcos, TX
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Living in San Marcos

San Marcos is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 67,553 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, San Marcos is the 57th largest community in Texas. Much of the housing stock in San Marcos was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local San Marcos economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in San Marcos, where the median household income is $42,030.00.

Unlike some cities, San Marcos isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in San Marcos are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, San Marcos is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in San Marcos who work in food service (15.24%), sales jobs (13.89%), and office and administrative support (10.35%).

In addition, San Marcos is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local San Marcos culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. San Marcos really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In San Marcos every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and San Marcos. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. San Marcos benefits directly from this.

Not only is San Marcos a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider San Marcos a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

The education level of San Marcos citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.56% of adults in San Marcos have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in San Marcos in 2018 was $21,920, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,680 for a family of four. However, San Marcos contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

San Marcos is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call San Marcos home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of San Marcos residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. San Marcos also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 41.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in San Marcos include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in San Marcos is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.