Experience Lockhart, where historic charm is the foundation of a bustling community full of opportunity just 30-minutes southeast of downtown Austin. Known as “The BBQ Capital of Texas,” the city’s reputation for its delicious brisket is widely known throughout the nation. Beyond the BBQ, downtown Lockhart is set around the state’s most photographed courthouse—a site that provides the setting for a number of films and TV shows—where residents and visitors enjoy boutique shopping, live music, and award-wining restaurants.
Equally exciting is what’s taking place just a short distance from downtown. Driven by new investment and businesses that have chosen Lockhart to be their new home, there is an exciting, business-friendly energy felt in the community. Located along the SH-130 toll road with an 85 MPH speed limit, this historic Texas town has caught the eye of commercial developers, retailers, and home builders who are spurring development in the area. Life is good in Lockhart, Texas—a town rich in history and ripe for growth.
|LOCKHART||CALDWELL COUNTY||AUSTIN MSA|
|Population growth 2007-2017||9.7%||14.7%||34.1%|
|Land area (sq. mi.) 2010||15.6||545.3||4,219.9|
|Median age 2017||36.6||35.8||34.0|
|Home ownership rate 2017||52.9%||61.1%||52.4%|
|Median household income 2017||$45,655||$48,401||$65,500|
|Per capita income 2017||$23,438||$23,522||$35,339|
|High school grads 2017||80.7%||79.8%||89.2%|
|College grads 2017||14.1%||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||$179 mil.||$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.