Community Profile

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Smiley, Texas is located in Southwestern Gonzales County in South Central Texas.  This small rural community was established in the early 1870s, when trader and sheepherder John Smiley settled by a long narrow lake that became known as Smiley's, Smileys, or Smiley Lake. The lake became an important watering point for cattle herds on the way to market, and several businesses, including a cotton gin and a sawmill, were started in the community by the early 1880s.

City of Smiley
830-587-6620
smileytx@gvec.net

Smiley, Texas

Population

Total Population

586

Population
Growth Rate

0.71%

Median Age

42

Diversity Index

75.300

Housing & Income

Households

200

Total Housing Units

225


Owner Occupied

143

Renter Occupied

58

Vacant

25

Median Home Value

$171,429


Average Home Value

$270,423

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.50%


Per Capita Income

2.31%

Income Projection

Median Household

$41,824 $46,832


Average Household

$60,055 $67,374


Per Capita

$21,720 $24,352

Workforce

Total Businesses

19

Total Employed

172

Workers 16+

215

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

2

Employed

13

Manufacturing

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Some
High School

34

Graduated
High School

160

Associates
Degree

37

Bachelor's
Degree

27

Graduate
Degree

9

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

114

Non-Resident Commuters

101

Drive Alone

162

Carpooled

42

Public

4

Work At Home

1