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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

466

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

43

Diversity Index

74.700

Housing & Income

Households

172

Total Housing Units

205


Owner Occupied

143

Renter Occupied

29

Vacant

33

Median Home Value

$130,952


Average Home Value

$390,972

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.64%

Income Projection

Median Household

$60,489 $66,577


Average Household

$80,888 $91,671


Per Capita

$30,583 $34,841

Workforce

Total Businesses

17

Total Employed

163

Workers 16+

218

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

60

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

57

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

15

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

15

2022 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

13

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

7

Some
High School

22

Graduated
High School

115

Associates
Degree

34

Bachelor's
Degree

38

Graduate
Degree

6

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

103

Non-Resident Commuters

110

Drive Alone

197

Carpooled

8

Public

0

Work At Home

0