Round Rock is nestled along the I-35 corridor in the heart of Central Texas. Ideally situated just north of Austin, the city has managed to make a name for itself offering an innovative and talented workforce, superior real estate, an unparalleled quality of life, and world-class education.
A LEADER IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
Business is thriving in Round Rock, thanks to the vision and leadership of forward-looking business and civic leaders. Additionally, its superb location, low tax rate, low utility rates, advanced infrastructure, and high quality of life make it the ideal place for professional and financial services, life sciences, healthcare, innovative manufacturing, and technology companies to do business. Most notable is Dell Technologies, a multinational computer technology company whose headquarters have been located in Round Rock for over twenty years. In 2012, Emerson Automation Solutions, a division of Fortune 500 Emerson Electric, relocated its division headquarters to Round Rock, bringing 750 new jobs to the city. More than 4,000 businesses from budding entrepreneurs, to small businesses, and large-scale operations have found their niche in Round Rock’s dynamically diverse community.
EASE OF BUSINESS
The City of Round Rock’s Planning and Development Services Department operates under the guidance of a development philosophy, which directs staff to “make it happen.” The city and its staff are committed to ensuring that development projects are handled in a professional, timely, consistent and accurate manner. The city utilizes several innovative and effective tools to assist in the development process, including an online development and permit tracking tool, as well as an online GIS website, which maps utilities, zoning, flood plains, and other valuable data.
|ROUND ROCK||WILLIAMSON COUNTY||AUSTIN MSA|
|Population growth 2007-2017||39.1%||46.5%||34.1%|
|Land area (sq. mi.) 2010||34.1||1,118.3||4,219.9|
|Median age 2017||33.3||35.6||34.0|
|Home ownership rate 2017||58.2%||64.3%||52.4%|
|Median household income 2017||$75,541||$77,538||$65,500|
|Per capita income 2017||$33,010||$35,033||$35,339|
|High school grads 2017||90.6%||93.0%||89.2%|
|College grads 2017||37.9%||40.7%||43.0%|
|Labor force 2017||66,413||287,330||1,152,626|
|Unemployment rate 2017||3.1%||3.2%||3.1%|
|Public school enrollment 2016-2017||—||115,575||322,690|
|High school graduates 2016||—||7,607||19,682|
|Retail sales 2016||3,977 mil.||$9,566 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.