Census data: Household income grows 16.81% since 2014 in West Lake Hills as population sees modest increase

West Lake Hills experienced a small population increase from 2014 to 2019. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)
West Lake Hills experienced a small population increase from 2014 to 2019. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)

West Lake Hills experienced a small population increase from 2014 to 2019. (Amy Rae Dadamo/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of West Lake Hills saw a modest increase in population over the past five years. West Lake Hills grew by 86 residents, approximately 2.66%, between 2014 and 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s five-year estimates released Dec. 10. The increase was lower than Texas’ average five-year population increase of 8.31%.


The U.S. Census Bureau’s data indicates the median age in West Lake Hills is approximately 50.7 years old. Sixty- to 79-year-olds represent the most robust age group in the city, accounting for 30.17% of the population.




  • 0-19: 24.86%

  • 20-39: 10.12%

  • 40-59: 29.27%

  • 60-79: 30.17%

  • 80+: 5.59%


*Numbers may not equal 100% due to rounding.

2019 local demographics in West Lake Hills

Hispanic/Latino is not a race, but the Hispanic/Latino percentage below may include multiple races listed. The races listed, however, do not include Hispanic/Latino residents.




  • White: 91.9%

  • Black or African American: 0%

  • Asian: 1.1%

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%

  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%

  • Some other race: 0%

  • Two or more races: 2.9%

  • Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 12.4%





Median household income

The median household income in the city increased by $26,995 between 2014 and 2019, according to census data.





Education level



A total of 99.5% of West Lake Hills residents have received a high school diploma or higher, according to the 2019 census data, and 81.8% of residents have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.

By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.