Data: Median home values in West Lake Hills jump more than $250,000 in five years

The Westies are an annual event put on by the Westlake Chamber of Commerce. (Courtesy Westlake Chamber of Commerce)
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West Lake Hills

The United States Census Bureau recently put out data from its American Communities Survey that encompasses the years 2014-18. West Lake Hills' median home value rose substantially in 2017-18 by more than $100,000. Also of note, the median annual household income rose by almost $10,000 in that same time period, while the median resident age dropped slightly.

Population

2014: 3,225

2015: 3,262


2016: 3,309

2017: 3,330

2018: 3,314

5-year change: 2.76%

Median home value

2013: $714,900

2018: $979,200

Median annual household income

2013: $159,738

2018: $165,375

Rent vs. mortgage

Median monthly rent: $1,445

Median monthly mortgage: $4,000+

Median resident age

2013: 45.9

2018: 50.6

Education level

High school diploma

2013: 99.8%

2018: 99.5%

Bachelor’s degree or higher

2013: 84.1%

2018: 83.6%
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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