Fast Facts

Population in 2012

  • San Marcos: 50,001
  • Lockhart: 12,913
  • Luling: 5,559
  • Kyle: 30,875
  • Buda: 9,381
  • Dripping Springs: 1,853
  • Wimberley: 2,625
  • Hays County: 168,990
  • Caldwell County: 38,734

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


 
Daily Service Population
  • San Marcos: 66,116

Source: City of San Marcos


Labor Force

  • 25,882 (San Marcos - 24,526 employed; 1,356 unemployed; 5.2% rate)

Source: Texas Workforce Commission


Retail Sales

  • Over $1.5 billion (San Marcos, 2012)

Source: Texas Comptrollers Office


Cost of Living

  • 87.6% (San Marcos, 2012 annual average)

Source: Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER)


Education

  • San Marcos CISD: six elementary schools; two middle schools; one high school; one alternative high school.
  • Lockhart ISD: five elementary schools; one middle school; one freshman center; one high school; one alternative high school.
  • Luling ISD: one primary school; one elementary school; one junior high school; one high school.
  • Hays CISD: 13 elementary schools; five middle schools; four high schools; one alternative high school.
  • Dripping Springs ISD: Three elementary schools; one middle school; one high school.
  • Wimberely ISD: One primary school; one elementary school; one junior high school; one high school.
  • Private Schools: The San Marcos Academy, grades 7-12.
  • Vocational Education: Gary Job Corps.
  • Higher Education: Texas State University; University of Texas at Austin; two Austin Community College campuses.

Sources: San Marcos CISD, Lockhart ISD, Luling ISD, Hays CISD, Dripping Springs ISD, Wimberley ISD, San Marcos Academy, Gary Job Corps., Texas State University, University of Texas at Austin, Austin Community College.


Business Costs

  • Average Retail Lease: $18 - $30/sq foot
  • Average Office Lease: $10 - $16/sq foot
  • Average weekly wage: Hays County $616; Caldwell County $631 - Q1 2013

Source: Texas Workforce Commission.



 2012 Property Tax Rates
 

Taxing Entity

Tax Rate / Per $100

Hays County

 0.4252

City of San Marcos

0.5302

City of Buda

0.2713

City of Dripping Springs

0.1300

City of Hays

0.11604

City of Kyle

0.5244

City of Mountain City

0.1100

City of Niederwald*

0.2875

City of Uhland *

0.1700

City of Woodcreek

0.1305

San Marcos CISD

1.4141

Dripping Springs ISD

1.4900

Hays ISD

1.4613

Wimberley ISD

1.2527

Special Road

0.0438

Source: Hays County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office
*portion that lies in Hays County

Caldwell County

0.6907

City of Lockhart

0.7227

City of Luling

0.4400

City of Martindale

0.4400

City of Mustang Ridge

0.3825

City of Niederwald#

0.2875

City of Uhland#

0.1700

Lockhart ISD

1.1868

Luling ISD

1.1152

Prairie Lea ISD

0.9700

Plum Creek Conservation#

0.0210

Plum Creek Groundwater#

0.0210

Source: Caldwell County
# portion that lies in Caldwell County