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Retire To San Marcos, TX
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San Marcos, Texas is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.




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San Marcos, Texas
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San Marcos, Texas


San Marcos Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2013 (est.)
Hays County blank blank blank 157,107
San Marcos 28,743 34,733 44,894 54,076



San Marcos
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2017 .$237,1885.9%
Aug $234,000 . .
Jul $257,000 . .
Jun $244,000 . .
May $227,000 . .
Apr $229,000 . .
Mar $243,000 . .
Feb $182,000 . .
Jan $252,000 . .
2016 .$223,9799.0%
2015 .$205,49310.6%
2014 .$185,7665.8%
2013 . $175,637 5.4%
2012 . $166,684 -2.1%
2011 . $170,342 19.5%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2017)
. San Marcos GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $237,188 $425,000
Nearest Big City Austin na
Home Sales Price in Austin $308,000 $319,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 62% of Austin home prices 103%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2017)
. San Marcos GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $237,188 $425,000
Monthly Rent $1,679 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 9.5 times the annual rent 18.2



San Marcos
Cost of Living (2017)
94% GPTR 99 City Average
109%



San Marcos Taxes
(2016-17)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 8.2% -- 12* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 108 days 31* -- 113 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



San Marcos Building Permits
(single family homes)
2016 352
2015 277
2014 243
2013 232
2012 192
2011 147
2010 190



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