Caldwell County offers many opportunities for growing businesses, including high-speed connectivity, state-of-the-art building inventory and three industrial parks. The county seat and largest city, Lockhart, is less than 20 miles from Interstate 35, Interstate 10 and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and the new State Highway 130 connects the city to points north and south. The county's next largest city, Luling, lies at the intersection of I-10 and U.S. Highway 183, just 23 miles from I-35.
|CALDWELL COUNTY||AUSTIN MSA|
|Population growth 2007-2017||14.7%||34.1%|
|Land area (sq. mi.) 2010||545.3||4,219.9|
|Median age 2017||35.8||34.0|
|Homeownership rate 2017||61.1%||52.4%|
|Median household income 2017||$48,401||$65,500|
|Per capita income 2017||$23,522||$35,339|
|High school grads 2017||79.8%||89.2%|
|College grads 2017||16.2%||43.0%|
|Labor force 2017||18,406||1,152,626|
|Unemployment rate 2017||3.9%||3.1%|
|Public school enrollment 2016-2017||7,325||322,690|
|High school graduates 2016||429||19,682|
|Retail sales 2016||$396 mil.||$35,506 mil.|
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.