Leander sees 79% resident increase in five years; Cedar Park income rises with population

Events such as the Old Town Street Festival, which will take place on June 5 this year, help draw people to Leander. (Courtesy city of Leander)
Events such as the Old Town Street Festival, which will take place on June 5 this year, help draw people to Leander. (Courtesy city of Leander)

Events such as the Old Town Street Festival, which will take place on June 5 this year, help draw people to Leander. (Courtesy city of Leander)

Leander's population grew by 79% over the past five years, compared to Cedar Park's at 28.79%, Williamson County's at 19.77% and the state's at 8.3%, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Dec. 10. Here are specific population numbers, along with a variety of other newly released data about the communities:

Population



  • Cedar Park: 2014: 58,088

  • Cedar Park: 2019: 74,814

  • Leander 2014: 30,040

  • Leander 2019: 53,716

  • Williamson County 2014: 457,218

  • Williamson County 2019: 547,604





Median household income



  • Cedar Park 2014: $79,323

  • Cedar Park 2019: $104,019

  • Leander 2014: $75,983

  • Leander 2019: $101,872

  • Williamson County 2014: $72,118

  • Williamson County 2019: $73,822





2019 age analysis

Cedar Park



  • 0-19: 30.6%

  • 20-39: 27%

  • 40-59: 29.5%

  • 60-79: 10.7%

  • 80+: 2.1%



Leander



  • 0-19: 34.2%

  • 20-39: 26.9%

  • 40-59: 27.1%

  • 60-79: 10.5%

  • 80+: 1.3%



2019 median ages



  • Cedar Park: 34.4

  • Leander: 34.4

  • Williamson County: 34.6

  • Texas: 34.6



2019 demographic breakdown

Cedar Park



  • Hispanic: 20.3%

  • White: 64.3%

  • Black or African American: 2.6%

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.1%

  • Asian: 9.5%

  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.1%

  • Some other race: 0.1%

  • Two or more races: 2.9%



Leander



  • Hispanic: 23.2%

  • White: 62.7%

  • Black or African American: 5.1%

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%

  • Asian: 4.6%

  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.1%

  • Some other race: 0%

  • Two or more races: 4.3%


Education level


  • Cedar Park High school diploma or higher achieved: 96.1%

  • Leander High school diploma or higher achieved: 93.3%

  • Cedar Park bachelor’s degree or higher achieved: 50.1%

  • Leander bachelor’s degree or higher achieved: 41.1%

By Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019, and in addition, editor of Leander-Cedar Park in August 2020.


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