Leander

Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing small cities in the nation, Leander’s population reached 67,124 in 2021. With similar growth rates predicted in the near future, the city is preparing to eventually serve a population as large as 250,000.

CONVENIENCE

Growth in Leander is driven by a low cost of living at 4.7% below the national average, an award-winning school system, and access to Highway 183A and a commuter rail service, two of the least congested transportation routes into the heart of Austin, Texas. Nestled in the northwest corner of the Austin metropolitan area, Leander is also a short drive from the popular Texas Hill Country and Highland Lakes vacation areas.

OPPORTUNITY

Within Leander’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) district, a new 100-acre Austin Community College campus designed for up to 12,500 students opened in 2018. A nearby 50-acre Saint David’s Hospital is also under construction with plans to grow into a 400-bed healthcare facility. Both developments are the first of their kind in Leander.

WHY US?

  • A lower cost of living and doing business. Proximity to the metropolitan area’s only commuter rail line and least congested highways offers easy access to downtown Austin.
  • Award-winning elementary and secondary schools and a new Austin Community College campus.
  • The second fastest growing city in the nation, high population growth rates are a strong catalyst for new retail and service-oriented businesses.
  • Immediate access to the rural amenities of the renowned Texas Hill Country.
LEANDER
WILLIAMSON COUNTY
AUSTIN MSA
Population 2020
59,202
609,017
2,283,371
Population growth 2010-2020
123.2%
44.1%
33.0%
Land area (sq. mi.) 2020
37.5
1,115.8
4,219.5
Median age 2021
35.6
36.1
34.7
Households 2021
21,341
232,052
894,088
Home ownership rate 2021
82.8%
70.6%
57.4%
Median household income 2021
$102,428
$90,473
$81,998
Per capita income 2021
$40,344
$41,068
$41,805
High school grads 2021
93.4%
94.0%
90.9%
College grads 2021
40.0%
42.8%
46.0%
Labor force 2020
32,632
318,447
1,242,659
Unemployment rate 2020
5.6%
5.9%
6.2%
Public school enrollment 2021-2020
125,206
338,710
High school graduates 2019
8,470
21,607
Retail sales 2020
$477 mil.
$9,812 mil.
$37,406 mil.
Business
2020
Establishments
12,676
65,881
Employment
179,754
1,031,078
Average salary
$66,428
$72,107
Mfg.business
2020
Establishments
424
1,942
Employment
14,374
61,958
Average salary
$147,590
$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

City of Leander
Ashley Lunde, MEDP

Assistant Director of Economic Development
201 North Brushy Street
Leander, TX 78641
Phone: 512.528.2852

www.leandertx.gov