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San Marcos is a city in Hays County, in the Austin-Round Rock metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of San Marcos is 29.883N. The longitude is -97.941W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 43,007.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$25,809
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our San Marcos demographic reports
San Marcos is on the San Marcos River.
Became a cotton-producing center in the mid-19th century
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Courage Under Fire"
· 2002 movie, "The New Guy"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Natural and Western Swing Festival - May 19, 2007
  • Summerfest - July 4, 2007
  • Farmer Fred's Fall Carnival - Oct. 27, 2007
Dates often change. Check San Marcos web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: San Marcos River Walkway
Historic sites and museums: LBJ Museum, Calaboose African-American Museum
Colleges and universities: Texas State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about San Marcos demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hays County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Austin-Round Rock area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78656 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of San Marcos residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the San Marcos ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in San Marcos was $13,468, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of San Marcos residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in San Marcos include Belvin Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in San Marcos, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $548.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $945.


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Libraries in San Marcos include Alkek Library, San Marcos Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in San Marcos include San Marcos Daily Record

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Hays County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our San Marcos political report.

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The average commute time for San Marcos workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in San Marcos between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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