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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

570

Population
Growth Rate

0.37%

Median Age

42

Diversity Index

75.500

Housing & Income

Households

194

Total Housing Units

224


Owner Occupied

137

Renter Occupied

57

Vacant

30

Median Home Value

$175,000


Average Home Value

$266,971

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.15%


Per Capita Income

0.65%

Income Projection

Median Household

$55,429 $56,405


Average Household

$63,968 $66,094


Per Capita

$22,953 $23,711

Workforce

Total Businesses

18

Total Employed

167

Workers 16+

249

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

60

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

57

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

19

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

19

2020 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

13

2020 Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

5

Some
High School

39

Graduated
High School

130

Associates
Degree

39

Bachelor's
Degree

28

Graduate
Degree

5

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

114

Non-Resident Commuters

131

Drive Alone

196

Carpooled

38

Public

4

Work At Home

1