Williamson County is the 12th fastest growing large county in the nation having increased its population by 29.6% between 2010 and 2017. It has also experienced explosive growth in commercial and residential development. Dell Technologies, headquartered in Round Rock, is one of the world’s largest technology companies. Southwestern University, often ranked in national listings as providing one of the best values in undergraduate education, is located in Georgetown. Other attractive communities in Williamson County include Cedar Park, Hutto, Jarrell, Leander, Liberty Hill, and Taylor.
|WILLIAMSON COUNTY||AUSTIN MSA|
|Population growth 2007-2017||46.5%||34.1%|
|Land area (sq. mi.) 2010||1,118.3||4,219.9|
|Median age 2017||35.6||34.0|
|Homeownership rate 2017||64.3%||52.4%|
|Median household income 2017||$77,538||$65,500|
|Per capita income 2017||$35,033||$35,339|
|High school grads 2017||93.0%||89.2%|
|College grads 2017||40.7%||43.0%|
|Labor force 2017||287,330||1,152,626|
|Unemployment rate 2017||3.2%||3.1%|
|Public school enrollment 2016-2017||115,575||322,690|
|High school graduates 2016||7,607||19,682|
|Retail sales 2016||$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.