Community Profile

Smiley, Texas Main Photo

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

581

Population
Growth Rate

0.50%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

75.400

Housing & Income

Households

199

Total Housing Units

229


Owner Occupied

142

Renter Occupied

57

Vacant

30

Median Home Value

$127,778


Average Home Value

$308,099

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.37%


Per Capita Income

1.35%

Income Projection

Median Household

$57,727 $59,700


Average Household

$70,949 $75,391


Per Capita

$25,622 $27,394

Workforce

Total Businesses

14

Total Employed

113

Workers 16+

252

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

57

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

20

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

15

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

15

2021 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

7

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

4

Some
High School

29

Graduated
High School

141

Associates
Degree

37

Bachelor's
Degree

43

Graduate
Degree

7

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

119

Non-Resident Commuters

128

Drive Alone

221

Carpooled

14

Public

0

Work At Home

1