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 2020
14,379
45,883
2,283,371
Population growth 2010-2020
13.2%
20.5%
33.0%
Land area (sq. mi.) 2020
15.6
544.5
4,219.5
Median age 2021
36.4
36.3
34.7
Households 2021
5,180
15,547
894,088
Home ownership rate 2021
58.0%
64.4%
57.4%
Median household income 2021
$57,381
$55,760
$81,998
Per capita income 2021
$24,090
$24,827
$41,805
High school grads 2021
82.5%
79.8%
90.9%
College grads 2021
16.8%
15.5%
46.0%
Labor force 2020
19,322
1,242,659
Unemployment rate 2020
6.3%
6.2%
Public school enrollment 2021-2020
7,800
338,710
High school graduates 2019
504
21,607
Retail sales 2020
$221 mil.
$391 mil.
$37,406 mil.
Business
2020
Establishments
793
65,881
Employment
8,714
1,031,078
Average salary
$40,808
$72,107
Mfg.business
2020
Establishments
29
1,942
Employment
542
61,958
Average salary
$45,275
$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

Lockhart Economic Development Corporation
Mike Kamerlander
Economic Development Director
215 E Market 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

Greater Caldwell County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
1205 S Main St.
Lockhart, TX 78644
Phone: 512.398.9600
https://caldwellcountyhispanicchamber.com