Community snapshot: San Marcos, Buda and Kyle show continuing massive growth

San Marcos (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

San Marcos (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Buda (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau have been released at the end of December, and across the board, growth in the cities of Hays County is showing no sign slowing. The following data illustrates growth patterns in Buda, Kyle and San Marcos in the categories of population, income, education and racial demographics.

BUDA

From 2014-2019, the city of Buda has grown considerably and shows a nearly 65% increase in population in that timeframe. Also of note, the median household income has jumped by about $20,000 in that time frame.

KYLE

The city of Kyle has not grown as much as Buda, but from 2014-2019, its population jumped from a little more than 30,000 to nearly 43,000, representing a 39.27% increase.

SAN MARCOS

San Marcos has seen its population growth to be more steady in the timeframe from 2014-2019. In that span, the population increased about 23%.

SOURCES: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY 2019 5_YEAR ESTIMATES/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Population change

Buda

2014: 9,443

2019: 15,565

Kyle

2014: 30,664

2019: 42,706

San Marcos

2014: 51,289

2019: 63,220

5-year change Buda: 64.83%

5-year change Kyle: 39.27%

5-year change San Marcos: 23.26%

Median Household Income

Buda

2014: $69,685

2019: $89,688

Kyle

2014: $75,182

2019: $79,348

San Marcos

2014: $27,261

2019: $40,370

Median age

Buda

2014

0-19: 38.3%

20-39: 26.6%

40-59: 26.5%

60-79: 8.8%

80+: 0%

Median age: 32.6

2019

0-19: 33.4%

20-39: 31.5%

40-59: 24.5%

60-79: 10.1%

80+: 0.5%

Median age: 32.3

Percent decrease: 0.92%

Kyle

2014

0-19: 37.4%

20-39: 31%

40-59: 25.7%

60-79: 4.9%

80+: .9%

Median age: 30.1

2019

0-19: 30%

20-39: 33.7%

40-59: 23.8%

60-79: 11.3%

80+: 1.3%

Median age: 32.9

Percent increase: 9.30%

San Marcos

2014

0-19: 24.2%

20-39: 56.4%

40-59: 16.8%

60-79: 6.8%

80+: 1.3

Median age: 23.4

2019

0-19: 24.9%

20-39: 50.2%

40-59: 14.7%

60-79: 8.5%

80+: 1.8%

Median age: 24.2

Percent increase: 3.42%

Demographics* (2019)

Buda

Hispanic or Latino: 32.8%

White: 59%

Black or African American: 4.9%

American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 1.2%

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%

Some other race: 0.1%

Two or more races: 2.0%

Kyle

Hispanic or Latino: 47.7%

White: 44.7%

Black or African American: 4.6%

American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.3%

Asian: 1.0%

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%

Some other race: 0%

Two or more races: 1.6%

San Marcos

Hispanic or Latino: 43.1%

White: 46.2%

Black or African American: 6.2%

American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.2%

Asian: 2.5%

Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%

Some other race: 0%

Two or more races: 1.7%

*Census data may not add up to 100% due to rounding

Education Level

Buda

High School or higher achieved

2014: 94.2%

2019: 98.3%

Bachelor’s degree or higher achieved

2014: 37.1%

2019: 49.3%

Kyle

High School or higher achieved

2014: 86.6%

2019: 90.4%

Bachelor’s degree or higher achieved

2014: 27.8%

2019: 30.2%

San Marcos

High School or higher achieved

2014: 87.5%

2019: 87.3%

Bachelor’s degree or higher achieved

2014: 30.6$

2019: 33.5%
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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