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San Marcos
  • Suburb of Austin, TX

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade C+
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade C+
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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San Marcos is a suburb of Austin with a population of 64,812. 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.

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About San Marcos...
Population
64,812

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$201,200
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,172
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    74%
  • Own
    26%
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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
    332.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    132
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    62.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    295.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,866.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    210.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    37%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  11%

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