Leander

Consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing small cities in the nation, Leander’s population reached 52,000 in 2017. 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 with a postsecondary campus scheduled to open in 2018.
  • 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 2018
56,111
566,719
2,168,316
Population growth 2008-2018
138.8%
43.3%
32.7%
Land area (sq. mi.) 2018
36.6
1,118.3
4,221.6
Median age 2019
35.0
35.9
34.3
Households 2019
16,035
206,115
842,329
Home ownership rate 2019
86.0%
71.7%
59.6%
Median household income 2019
$89,270
$82,825
$75,946
Per capita income 2019
$36,473
$38,425
$38,963
High school grads 2019
92.0%
93.6%
90.3%
College grads 2019
37.8%
41.7%
44.3%
Labor force 2018
26,156
300,336
1,197,091
Unemployment rate 2018
3.0%
3.1%
2.9%
Public school enrollment 2018-2019
121,683
330,708
High school graduates 2017

7,848

19,985
Retail sales 2018
$370 mil.
$10,134 mil.
$36,488 mil.
Business
2018
Establishments
11,.291
59,844
Employment
173,124
1,020,498
Average salary
$55,633
$62,331
Mfg.business
2018
Establishments
399
1,773
Employment
13,155
60,133
Average salary
$108,752
$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

City of Leander
Cameron Goodman

Economic Development Managing Partner
City Hall
200 W Willis St.
Leander, TX 78641
Phone: 512.528.2855

www.leandertx.gov