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  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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San Marcos is a suburb of Austin with a population of 63,220. San Marcos is in Hays County. Living in San Marcos offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In San Marcos there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in San Marcos and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in San Marcos are above average.

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About San Marcos...
Population
63,220

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$171,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,064
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    194.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    12.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    117.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    39.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    344
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,774.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    190.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    39%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    6%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  12%

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