San Marcos, TX

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Population

59,935

3.8% growth

Median Age

23.8


Median Household Income

$34,748

12.1% growth

Poverty Rate

34.7%


Number of Employees

31,934

6.2% growth

Median Property Value

$153,000

0.857% growth

About

In 2017, San Marcos, TX had a population of 59.9k people with a median age of 23.8 and a median household income of $34,748. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of San Marcos, TX grew from 57,743 to 59,935, a 3.8% increase and its median household income grew from $30,985 to $34,748, a 12.1% increase.

The population of San Marcos, TX is 48.7% White Alone, 41.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.23% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in San Marcos, TX speak a non-English language, and 95.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Marcos, TX are Texas State University (8,151 degrees awarded in 2016) and Total Transformation Institute of Cosmetology (27 degrees).

The median property value in San Marcos, TX is $153,000, and the homeownership rate is 27.7%. Most people in San Marcos, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in San Marcos, TX is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The Percy V. Pennybacker Jr. Bridge in Austin, Texas, is a through-arch bridge across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway, also known as the "Capital of Texas Highway."

Economy

The economy of San Marcos, TX employs 31.9k people. The largest industries in San Marcos, TX are Retail Trade (6,099 people), Accommodation & Food Services (5,831 people), and Educational Services (4,920 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,297), Wholesale Trade ($48,575), and Public Administration ($43,558).

Median household income in San Marcos, TX is $34,748. Males in San Marcos, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in San Marcos, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,748

2017 value

± $1,648

12.1%

1 Year Growth

± 7.03%

Households in San Marcos, TX have a median annual income of $34,748, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $30,985 in 2016, which represents a 12.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Marcos, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 106

  2. Census Tract 9605

  3. Census Tract 2105.05

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Marcos, TX was Census Tract 106 with a value of $64,861, followed by Census Tract 9605 and Census Tract 2105.05, with respective values of $48,923 and $46,389.

The following map shows all of the places in San Marcos, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

34.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Marcos, TX (18.5k out of 53.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    16,005 ± 1,258

  2. Hispanic

    8,011 ± 836

  3. Other

    1,194 ± 366

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Marcos, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

31.9k

2017 Value

± 1,713

6.2%

1 Year growth

± 7.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Marcos, TX grew at a rate of 6.2%, from 30.1k employees to 31.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Marcos, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,362 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,811 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,743 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Marcos, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of San Marcos, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,362 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,811 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,743 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, San Marcos, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.58 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.75 times), and Sales & Related Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of San Marcos, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($69,741), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($48,603), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($44,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

31.9k

2017 Value

± 1,713

6.2%

1 Year growth

± 7.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Marcos, TX grew at a rate of 6.2%, from 30.1k employees to 31.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Marcos, TX, are Retail Trade (6,099 people), Accommodation & Food Services (5,831 people), and Educational Services (4,920 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Marcos, TX, though some of these residents may live in San Marcos, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in San Marcos, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (6,099 people), Accommodation & Food Services (5,831 people), and Educational Services (4,920 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, San Marcos, TX has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (2.4 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.67 times), and Educational Services (1.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in San Marcos, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,297), Wholesale Trade ($48,575), and Public Administration ($43,558).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

82.2% of the population of San Marcos, TX has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 10.1% on Medicaid, 4.92% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 2.43% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of San Marcos, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in San Marcos, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Texas in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

17.8%

Uninsured

50.3%

Employer Coverage

10.1%

Medicaid

4.92%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

2.43%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Marcos, TX declined by 3.3% from 18.4% to 17.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in San Marcos, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

San Marcos, TX is home to a population of 59.9k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of San Marcos, TX residents were born outside of the country (4.43k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of San Marcos, TX is composed of 29.2k White Alone residents (48.7%), 25.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (41.8%), 3.13k Black or African American Alone residents (5.23%), 1.25k Two or More Races residents (2.08%), 1.13k Asian Alone residents (1.88%), 98 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.164%), 31 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0517%), and 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0117%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in San Marcos, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

23

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in San Marcos, TX was 23.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in San Marcos, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all San Marcos, TX residents was 24.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    4.43k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of San Marcos, TX residents (4.43k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Marcos, TX was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

95.4%

2017 Citizenship

95.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.4% of San Marcos, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in San Marcos, TX was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29.2k ± 1.17k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    25.1k ± 1.5k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.13k ± 453

In 2017, there were 1.17 times more White Alone residents (29.2k people) in San Marcos, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.1k Hispanic or Latino and 3.13k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in San Marcos, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of San Marcos, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in San Marcos, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of San Marcos, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    856 ± 241

  2. Vietnam

    475 ± 184

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    249 ± 108

San Marcos, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in San Marcos, TX awarded 8,178 degrees. The student population of San Marcos, TX is skewed towards women, with 16,325 male students and 22,537 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Marcos, TX are White (4,544 and 56.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,374 and 29.7%), Black or African American (488 and 6.1%), and Two or More Races (218 and 2.72%).

The largest universities in San Marcos, TX by number of degrees awarded are Texas State University (8,151 and 99.7%) and Total Transformation Institute of Cosmetology (27 and 0.33%).

The most popular majors in San Marcos, TX are Other Multidisciplinary Studies (535 and 6.54%), General Business Administration & Management (484 and 5.92%), and General Psychology (432 and 5.28%).

The median tuition costs in San Marcos, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,234 and $18,658 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 390 degrees awarded

  2. 507 degrees awarded

  3. 432 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in San Marcos, TX was General Business Administration & Management with 390 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in San Marcos, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 8,151 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

$7,234

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the San Marcos, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Texas State University with 8,151 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,311

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,867

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,311 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Marcos, TX, which is 0.68 times less than the 4,867 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in San Marcos, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,544 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,374 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    488 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in San Marcos, TX were to White students. These 4,544 degrees mean that there were 1.91 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,374 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Marcos, TX was $153,000 in 2017, which is 0.703 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $151,700 to $153,000, a 0.857% increase. The homeownership rate in San Marcos, TX is 27.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in San Marcos, TX have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in San Marcos, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,748

Median Household Income

± $1,648

22.5k

Number of Households

± 1,292

In 2017, the median household income of the 22.5k households in San Marcos, TX grew to $34,748 from the previous year's value of $30,985.

The following chart displays the households in San Marcos, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$153,000

2017 Median

± $8,624

$151,700

2016 Median

± $8,583

In 2017, the median property value in San Marcos, TX grew to to $153,000 from the previous year's value of $151,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in San Marcos, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Marcos, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in San Marcos, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Marcos, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

27.7%

2017 Homeownership

28.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 27.7% of the housing units in San Marcos, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 28.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in San Marcos, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in San Marcos, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Marcos, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Marcos, TX have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.23% of the workforce in San Marcos, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.04%

  3. Walked

    4.71%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in San Marcos, TX was Drove Alone (78.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.04%) and those who Walked (4.71%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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