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West Lake Hills, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of West Lake Hills had a population of 3,675 as of July 1, 2020. 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 30.298 and longitude -97.8019 in Travis County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Lake Hills 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.


West Lake Hills, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 3,675 (100%)
Population in Households 3,675 (100.0%)
Population in Families 3,162 (86.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,023
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $185,923
Average Household Income $261,591
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $103,450
Wealth Index5 428


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,548 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,292 (83.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $844,649
Average Home Value $967,285
Housing Affordability Index3 131


Total Households 1,453
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 1,069
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 1.24% 1.34%
Households 1.24% 1.34%
Families 1.13% 1.19%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
Owner Occupied HU   1.36%


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

The table below compares West Lake Hills 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 # 505 71st
Population Density # 716 59th
Median Household Income # 14 99th
Housing Affordability Index # 278 16th
Per Capita Income # 6 100th
Diversity Index # 1553 11th

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