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Buda, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Buda had a population of 15,724 as of July 1, 2020. Buda ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Buda is located at latitude 30.0852 and longitude -97.8403 in Hays County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buda encompass a land area of 5.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hays County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 709 feet.

The City of Buda (GNIS ID: 2409930) 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 Buda is located within Kyle-Buda Division of Hays County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buda: Do Pray, Du Pre, Du Pree.


Buda, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 15,724 (100%)
Population in Households 15,723 (100.0%)
Population in Families 13,901 (88.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 2,525
Diversity Index2 70


Median Household Income $84,727
Average Household Income $107,548
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $35,887
Wealth Index5 115


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,479 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,295 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 988 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $248,626
Average Home Value $260,925
Housing Affordability Index3 195


Total Households 5,283
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 4,154
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 7.14% 2.8%
Households 6.94% 2.88%
Families 6.72% 2.81%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
Owner Occupied HU   2.54%


Buda, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buda to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 190 89th
Population Density # 231 87th
Median Household Income # 200 89th
Housing Affordability Index # 657 38th
Per Capita Income # 281 84th
Diversity Index # 323 81st

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