Smiley, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Smiley, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Smiley had a population of 657 as of July 1, 2017. Smiley ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Smiley is located at latitude 29.2713 and longitude -97.6376 in Gonzales County. The formal boundaries for the City of Smiley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gonzales County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The City of Smiley (GNIS ID: 2411910) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Smiley is located within Smiley Division of Gonzales County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Smiley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Smiley, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 657
Daytime Population: Workers 139
Daytime Population: Residents 410
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 549
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 654
Population in Familes 553
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,261
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $35,645
Average Household Income $60,624
Per Capita Income $22,075


Total Housing Units 251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $99,242
Average Home Value $177,229


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.51% 1.93%
Households 2.35% 1.88%
Families 2.0% 1.72%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

Smiley, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smiley to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1151 34th
Population Density # 572 67th
Diversity Index # 152 91st
Median Household Income # 1384 21st
Per Capita Income # 1020 42nd

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