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Leander, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Leander had a population of 38,166 as of July 1, 2017. Leander ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Leander is located at latitude 30.5702 and longitude -97.8562 in Williamson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Leander (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Williamson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 978 feet.

The City of Leander (GNIS ID: 2410812) 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 Leander is located within Cedar Park-Liberty Hill Division of Williamson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Leander 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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Leander, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 38,166
Daytime Population: Workers 6,091
Daytime Population: Residents 19,226
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,317
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 38,166
Population in Familes 33,978
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,658
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $74,788
Average Household Income $93,422
Per Capita Income $30,308


Total Housing Units 12,671 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,912 (78.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,370 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 390 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $186,748
Average Home Value $239,010


Total Households 12,281
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 9,869
Average Family Size 3
  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 5.28% 4.0%
Households 5.21% 4.06%
Families 5.01% 4.0%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Leander, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leander 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 # 90 95th
Population Density # 389 78th
Diversity Index # 557 68th
Median Household Income # 215 88th
Per Capita Income # 399 77th

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