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 2018
16,449
222,631
2,168,316
Population growth 2008-2018
150.7%
50.8%
32.7%
Land area (sq. mi.) 2018
5.8
678.0
4,221.6
Median age 2019
33.7
32.1
34.3
Households 2019
5,191
81,878
842,329
Home ownership rate 2019
81.2%
65.2%
59.6%
Median household income 2019
$84,084
$65,679
$75,946
Per capita income 2019
$34,859
$31,058
$38,963
High school grads 2019
94.7%
89.9%
90.3%
College grads 2019
44.3%
38.1%
44.3%
Labor force 2018
114,386
1,197,091
Unemployment rate 2018
3.0%
2.9%
Public school enrollment 2018-2019
37,396
330,708
High school graduates 2017

2,206

19,985
Retail sales 2018
$517 mil.
$3,937 mil.
$36,556 mil.
Business
2018
Establishments
4,416
59,844
Employment
70,130
1,020,498
Average salary
$40,394
$62,331
Mfg.business
2018
Establishments
189
1,773
Employment

4,699

60,133
Average salary
$57,614
$99,563

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 2019 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