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Leander, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Leander had a population of 36,231 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Leander, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 36,231
Population in Households 36,231
Population in Familes 32,246
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,574
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 11,557
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 9,269
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,097 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,281 (76.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,277 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 540 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $176,739
Average Home Value $222,110


Median Household Income $72,257
Average Household Income $89,361
Per Capita Income $28,733
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 5.27% 3.96%
Households 5.04% 3.93%
Families 4.78% 3.83%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

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, 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 # 93 95th
Population Density1 # 412 77th
Diversity Index2 # 555 68th
Median Household Income # 211 88th
Per Capita Income # 396 77th

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