Community Profile/Demographics

Leander, TX

The population of Leander is 450,343. The city has seen a 21.9% population increase in the last two years.  Leander is the fastest growing city in the country.  Fortunately, the city’s leadership has anticipated the growth and has resources in place to eventually provide services for as many as 250,000 people.

Growth in Leander is driven by a low cost of living—4.7% lower than average—an award-winning school system, participation in the Cap Metro system, providing commuter rail to citizens into downtown Austin, and access to US-183A, one of the lesser congested routes into the heart of Austin. The city also benefits from easy access westward to the Texas Hill Country and the less crowded western side of the Lake District.

 

 LEANDER      WILLIAMSON COUNTY   AUSTIN MSA 

Population Feb. 2017

50,343  --  --

Population 2014

34,172 489,250 1,943,299
Population growth 2004-2014 117.80% 54.60% 37.80%
Land area (sq. mi.) 2010 22.9 1,118.30 4,219.90
Median age 2015 33.1 35.4 33.7
Households 2015 10,537 175,275 727,375
Homeownership rate 2015 77.90% 63.90% 52.50%
Median household income 2015 $72,684 $79,053 $62,597
Per capita income 2015 $28,121 $33,680 $32,564
High school grads 2015 90.30% 92.50% 88.90%
College grads 2015 30.90% 39.70% 42.30%
Labor force 2015 17,531 260,653 1,069,773
Unemployment rate 2015 2.90% 3.50% 3.40%
Public school enrollment 2014-2015        - 111,325 328,862
High school graduates 2013-2014 - 6,860 18,335
Retail sales 2014 $271 mil. $9,297 mil. $33,504 mil.
 
Establishments
- 9,465 52,446
Business 2015 Employment - 150,785 923,536
  Average Salary - $51,481 $56,323
 
Establishments
- 335 1,537
Mfg. business 2015 Employment - 11,629 57,880
  Average salary - $112,138 $98,217


For a complete look at the community demographics, we recommend the Leander ISD Demographers Report.

Quality of life is very good in Leander and one of the many reasons people relocate here. 

  • Access to the Hill Country and proximity to Austin creates many opportunities for artistic, entertainment and recreational pursuits.

  • The Leander Independent School District, the tenth fastest growing district in the U.S., has an excellent academic reputation.

  • The University of Texas and Austin Community College are the two largest (out of seven) institutions of higher education in the region.

Location, climate, population, strong government and economic development, excellent schools, transportation and low taxes, combined with sincere Texas hospitality, all contribute to the popularity Leander continues to enjoy in both residential and commercial growth.

Location

Located 22 miles northwest of Austin, TX is a thriving community of Leander, TX.    

Residents of the county can enjoy the rural feel of Leander while still remaining close to Cedar Park and Austin. 

Climate

If you are looking for a dry climate and mild winters, Leander is the place for you.  Rain often comes in the form of thundershowers, peaking in late spring and early summer.  Winds tend to pick up during the stormy season.  The average temperature is 41-62 degrees in winter and 75-97 degrees in the summer.  The average rainfall is 2-4 inches per month.

Community/Recreation Facilities

Leander has 20 churches, a library, numerous parks, a city pool, golf course, and senior citizen center.

Education

Leander ISD, a TEA Recognized district, is a place where care and concern for every student, parent and partnership is at the heart of everything we do. Our guiding documents - The Learning Model, 10 Ethical Principles, The Graduate Profile - are the foundation of who we are and ensure that we maintain a great learning environment for all students. 

LISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in the state, educating more than 34,000 students at its 38 campuses. The district encompasses nearly 200 square miles.

Housing

The median home value in Leander is $205,600. Leander home values have gone up 11.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.4% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Leander is $127, which is lower than the Austin Metro average of $151.

Leander, TX Housing

Government

City of Leander

Incorporated in 1882, the City of Leander utilizes the council-manager form of government.  

With full fire, police, parks, and community services, the city of Leander is thriving.  

Crystal Falls Golf Course

The Crystal Falls Golf Course is one of the finest courses in the area.  A fully irrigated 18-hole layout provides a unique challenge to all golfers.  Our greens are consistently noted as the finest in the area.

Williamson & Travis Counties

Leander is unique in that it is split by both Travis and Williamson counties.

Medical

Leander is also served by a growing number of medical centers including Saint David's Leander (under development), Cedar Park Regional Hospital, St. David’s Round Rock, Georgetown Medical Centers, North Austin Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White.