San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas
May 2012 May 2011 Difference 2012 YTD 2011 YTD Difference
Hays County 896,868 827,261 8.41% 6,780,913 6,251,992 8.46%
San Marcos 1,544,964 1,423,824 8.50% 12,298,686 11,462,243 7.20%
Buda 277,090 299,447 (-7.46%) 2,011,602 1,998,351 0.66%
Kyle 295,374 249,527 18.37% 2,033,683 1,805,983 12.60%
Dripping Springs 104,402 83,152 25.55% 701,279 604,980 15.91%
Wimberley 42,385 40,367 3.99% 348,024 322,967 7.75%

STAFF REPORT

The city of San Marcos has received sales tax revenues of $1,544,964 from retail sales that occurred in May, an increase of $121,140, or 8.51 percent over May 2011. The state of Texas as a whole was up by 7.3 percent.

This was the most sales tax San Marcos has ever collected in the month of May. Since the beginning of the fiscal year on October 1, San Marcos sales tax revenues have increased by 6.1 percent over the previous year.

“We are continuing a positive trend with steady growth in retail sales,” Mayor Daniel Guerrero said. “San Marcos has shown increases in 28 out of the past 30 months, a good sign for our economy.”

Most comparison cities in the area showed strong increases, including Seguin at 45.6 percent increase and New Braunfels at 20.6 percent.

May 2012 May 2011 Difference 2012 YTD 2011 YTD Difference
Austin 12,531,118 11,316,588 10.73% 90,292,421 83,283,688 8.41%
San Antonio 18,882,115 16,530,785. 14.22% 139,600,010 126,998,632 9.92%
New Braunfels 1,869,227 1,549,453 20.63% 11,961,246 10,865,070 10.08%
Lockhart 157,388 131,462 19.72% 1,118,111 1,028,493 8.71%
Seguin 579,800 398,148 45.62% 3,741,594 3,031,854 23.40%
Round Rock 4,788,812 5,022,459 (-4.65%) 37,733,450 37,733,450 ( -0.38%)
Georgetown 1,228,382 1,111,463 10.51% 9,181,929 8,775,202 4.63%
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3 thoughts on “San Marcos, Kyle see another sales tax windfall

  1. Check your editing of what is supposed to be the second paragraph.

    “This was the most sales tax San Marcos has ever collected in the month of May. Since the start

    This was the largest sales tax collection in San Marcos for the month of May. Since the beginning of the fiscal year on October 1, San Marcos sales tax revenues have increased by 6.1 percent over the previous year.”

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