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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

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Demographics

Total Population

641

Households

221

Median Age

42

Population Growth Rate

3%

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing

Total Housing Units

246

Owner Occupied

153

Renter Occupied

67

Vacant

25

Median Home Value

$97,727


Average Home Value

$179,575

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Median Household

2017

$33,147

2022

$34,209

Average Household

2017

$55,242

2022

$59,192

Per Capita

2017

$20,168

2022

$21,589

Cost of living

82.50%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

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Commute

Average Commute Time

0 min.

Drive Alone

172

Carpooled

57

Public

3

Work At Home

17

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Workforce

Workers 16+

252

Graduates

High School

208

Associates

14

Bachelor's

26

Graduate

8

Total Employed

137

Total Businesses

22

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

1

Employed

5

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Serving Up Sweet and Spicy in the Guadalupe Valley

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Adams Extract made the Red Velvet Cake a household name across America in the 1920’s when it first served consumers its red dye for this infamous recipe. In the 1950’s, they had another first introducing the 4-pack of food coloring. After 125 years, this major manufacturer operates out of a 90,000 square foot facility in Gonzales, TX and continues to serve up sweet and spicy goodness to families under over 13 brand names.