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West Lake Hills, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of West Lake Hills had a population of 3,289 as of July 1, 2016. West Lake Hills ranks in the lower 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 West Lake Hills is located at latitude 30.292 and longitude -97.8084 in Travis County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Lake Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Travis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 781 feet.

The City of West Lake Hills (GNIS ID: 2412223) 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 West Lake Hills is located within Austin Division of Travis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Lake Hills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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West Lake Hills, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,289
Population in Households 3,289
Population in Familes 2,838
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 908
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 1,288
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 952
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,362 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,125 (82.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $778,923
Average Home Value $788,511


Median Household Income $153,582
Average Household Income $218,088
Per Capita Income $85,575
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.06% 1.49%
Households 0.91% 1.42%
Families 0.76% 1.33%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Lake Hills, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Lake Hills to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 522 70th
Population Density1 # 792 55th
Diversity Index2 # 1568 10th
Median Household Income # 18 99th
Per Capita Income # 12 99th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.