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 2020
15,108
241,067
2,283,371
Population growth 2010-2020
107.1%
53.4%
33.0%
Land area (sq. mi.) 2020
9.3
676.9
4,219.5
Median age 2021
34.3
32.8
34.7
Households 2021
5,387
85,821
894,088
Home ownership rate 2021
80.1%
63.3%
57.4%
Median household income 2021
$90,378
$71,033
$81,998
Per capita income 2021
$36,150
$34,146
$41,805
High school grads 2021
94.2%
91.1%
90.9%
College grads 2021
48.4%
38.8%
46.0%
Labor force 2020
121,304
1,242,659
Unemployment rate 2020
6.3%
6.2%
Public school enrollment 2021-2020
38,764
338,710
High school graduates 2019
2,481
21,607
Retail sales 2020
$529 mil.
$5,134 mil.
$37,406 mil.
Business
2020
Establishments
4,944
65,881
Employment
71,841
1,031,078
Average salary
$44,659
$72,107
Mfg.business
2020
Establishments
213
1,942
Employment
4,599
61,958
Average salary
$59,854
$113,744

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 2021 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