Buda

The City of Buda is strategically located along I-35 and State Highway 45 just 15 minutes south of downtown Austin. Buda, originally known as Du Pre, was formally established in 1881 when land was donated by Cornelia Trimble for the town site next to the rail depot. In 1887, the name was changed to Buda. Most historians attribute the name to the Spanish word for widow, viuda, out of respect for the widows who served at the Carrington Hotel during the time period. The Carrington Hotel is still located in historic old town and is now home to several retail and service businesses.

Buda is the “Outdoor Capital of Texas,” with more park land per capita than any other city in the state. Buda City Park is home to several world-famous festivals and events, including the wiener dog races. Buda residents send their children to Hays Consolidated Independent School District, which provides excellent education services to students.

Buda is home to numerous growing businesses and has worked to diversify the local economy with a mix of business and industry types. US Foods, Capital City Steel, Texas Lehigh Cement Company, Comal Tackle, Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Cabela’s, CentexMaterials, Deep Eddy Vodka, and Chip Semiconductor are all proud to call Buda home. Buda is home to a highly-educated workforce and residents have an average household income of $96,314. Buda is a business-friendly city devoted to planned growth to meet the needs of residents and visitors.

BUDA
HAYS COUNTY
AUSTIN MSA
Population 2017
16,163
214,485
2,115,827
Population growth 2007-2017
167.3%
52.7%
34.1%
Land area (sq. mi.) 2010
5.4
678.0
4,219.9
Median age 2017
33.5
31.6
34.0
Households 2017
4,711
73,976
784,283
Home ownership rate 2017
78.0%
58.3%
52.4%
Median household income 2017
$90,932
$64,393
$65,500
Per capita income 2017
$36,334
$31,233
$35,339
High school grads 2017
94.2%
89.6%
89.2%
College grads 2017
41.1%
37.7%
43.0%
Labor force 2017
108,012
1,152,626
Unemployment rate 2017
3.1%
3.1%
Public school enrollment 2016-2017
35,616
322,690
High school graduates 2016
2,077
19,682
Retail sales 2016
$500 mil.
$3,131 mil.
$35,506 mil.
Business
2016
Establishments
4,058
55,160
Employment
63,866
953,513
Average salary
$38,358
$57,346
Mfg.business
2016
Establishments
161
1,615
Employment
4,449
55,327
Average salary
$53,125
$95,105

Sources: Texas Comptroller for retail sales; Texas Workforce Commission for labor force, unemployment, businesses, employees, and salaries; Texas Education Agency for public school enrollment and graduates; ESRI for 2017 demographic estimates; and U.S. Census Bureau for all other data.




Contact

Buda Economic Development Corporation
Traci Anderson
Executive Director
405 E Loop St., Bldg. 100-EDC
Buda, TX 78610
Phone: 512.295.2022

www.budaedc.com