Lockhart

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 2018
13,924
43,247
2,168,316
Population growth 2008-2018
9.1%
14.8%
32.7%
Land area (sq. mi.) 2018
15.6
545.2
4,221.6
Median age 2019
37.0
36.3
34.3
Households 2019
4,692
14,454
842,329
Home ownership rate 2019
59.4%
67.1%
59.6%
Median household income 2019
$52,713
$52,805
$75,946
Per capita income 2019
$21,056
$22,428
$38,963
High school grads 2019
82.7%
80.7%
90.3%
College grads 2019
15.7%
15.2%
44.3%
Labor force 2018
19,092
1,197,091
Unemployment rate 2018
3.6%
2.9%
Public school enrollment 2018-2019
7,737
330,708
High school graduates 2017

467

19,985
Retail sales 2018
$203 mil.
$386 mil.
$36,488 mil.
Business
2018

Establishments

740
59,844
Employment
9,051
1,020,498
Average salary
$39,646
$62,331
Mfg.business
2018
Establishments
25
1,773
Employment
668
60,133
Average salary
$38,558
$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

Lockhart Economic Development Corporation
Mike Kamerlander
Economic Development Director
308 W San Antonio St.
Lockhart , TX 78644
Phone: 512.398.3461
www.lockhart-tx.org
www.lockhartedc.org

Lockhart Chamber of Commerce
631 S Colorado St.
Lockhart, TX 78644
Phone: 512.398.2818
www.lockhartchamber.com

Caldwell County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
117 E Walnut St.
Lockhart, TX 78644
Phone: 512.398.9600
www.caldwellcountyhcc.com