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West Lake Hills, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of West Lake Hills had a population of 3,329 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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West Lake Hills, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,329
Population in Households 3,329
Population in Familes 2,889
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 920
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $167,792
Average Household Income $235,862
Per Capita Income $93,263


Total Housing Units 1,405 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,174 (83.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $807,769
Average Home Value $917,824


Total Households 1,315
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 975
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 0.95% 1.14%
Households 0.94% 1.12%
Families 0.87% 1.02%
Median Household Income   -0.22%
Per Capita Income   0.62%

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, 2018 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 # 530 70th
Population Density # 795 55th
Diversity Index # 1563 11th
Median Household Income # 17 99th
Per Capita Income # 10 99th

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