B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A
Population
54,712

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$939
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%

San Marcos Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    191
    0
  • Murder
    8
    0
  • Rape
    72
    41
  • Robbery
    70
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    472
    1
  • Theft
    2,168
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    223
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$28,923
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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San Marcos Reviews

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San Marcos, TX offers an abundance of opportunities. Family orientated by all means, it offers camping, river floating, hiking and historical site ventures for young and old. It is a "college" town that is surrounded by the three infamous rivers, San Marcos, Blanco and the Guadalupe. Texas State University adds to the beauty of San Marcos. There are over 38,000 students from all over the globe. Fifty percent of Texas State students are ethnic minorities. Being that I am a minority, I am proud to call myself a BOBCAT! The advantage of living in San Marcos for me is that I am centrally located in the middle of San Antonio and Austin, TX. If nightlife needs a boost I can head in either direction and end up in a spectacular city.... either way, I cannot lose. If I need quiet and peaceful surroundings I can head to the hill country and tour several different wineries.
Review San Marcos
I love the small town feel of San Marcos that comfortably sits between the major cities of Austin and San Antonio. The local "San Martians," as they are lovingly referred to, are friendly and welcoming to its student population. There is plenty to do outside on the rivers, trails, parks, and the Square is known for it's cheery atmosphere and fun nightlife. Overall a great place to be at!
I love San Marcos, "San Marvelous"! Beautiful spring fed river flowing through the middle of town. Great People, great restaurants, bars, and outdoor spaces. Home to the Texas State Bobcats, eat em' up cats! Texas State University is quite predominant in the community. Family friendly place but summers are the best when the students leave. 25 Minutes south of the state capital, Austin. 25 Minutes north of San Antonio. Within minutes to the pastor west you will find yourself in the country. Up and coming city of Central Texas, the place to be. Only complaint is the property prices are continually rising making it less affordable to the families that live here rather than the renters.