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Overview

Introduction to Lockhart, Texas

Lockhart, Texas, in Caldwell county, is 26 miles S of Austin, Texas. The city is part of the Austin - San Marcos metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Lockhart History

The area now known as Lockhart was first settled in the early 1800s. It was named after Byrd Lockhart, an assistant surveyor of Green DeWitt. Oil fields were discovered and developed in the city in the 1920s. The Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad first entered the city in 1885. The city is also known as "The Barbecue Capital of Texas" because it has four major barbecue restaurants.

Lockhart and nearby Attractions

  • Caldwell County Historical Museum
  • Noah's Land Wildlife Park
  • Chisholm Trail
  • Wonder World Park
  • LBJ Museum
  • Austin Children's Museum

Things To Do In Lockhart

While staying in Lockhart, you can visit Lockhart City Park, Caldwell County Museum, Caldwell County Courthouse Historic District, and American Indian Horse Museum. The Lockhart State Park offers facilities for camping, fishing, and hiking. Fishing and boating can also be enjoyed on Barth Lake. The city has several churches worth visiting including the Church of Christ, Saint Marks United Methodist Church, Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

Lockhart Transportation

Air transportation is available from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Lockhart Higher Education

Southwest Texas State University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Saint Edward's University are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.

People

Total Population 13,091
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,305
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,588
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,753
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,664

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,549
% Above Poverty Level 86.9%
% Below Poverty Level 13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.2%
Median Gross Rent $815
Median House Value $115,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.9%
US/American 0%
English 5.3%
Irish 7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lockhart Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 26 miles S of Austin, Texas
County Caldwell
Metro Area Austin - San Marcos
Standard Zip Codes 78644
Phone Area Codes 512
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.884
Longitude -97.669

Lockhart Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LULING
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 62 F
Apr Temp 55 to 80 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 83 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station AUSTIN-BERGSTROM INTL AP
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 80 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station AUSTIN CITY (CAMP MABRY)
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 58 to 79 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 60 to 81 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lockhart, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mendoza (78644)

Seawillow (78644)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lockhart Public Libraries

Library
Dr Eugene Clark Library
217 S MAIN ST
Lockhart, Texas
(512) 398-3223

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Lockhart High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

LOCKHART H S
#1 LION COUNTRY DR
512-398-0300
Serves 917 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

CAMP COMANCHE
5299 S HWY 183
512-232-1872
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 121 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

LOCKHART PRIDE HS
1503 N COLORADO
512-398-0130
A Non-traditional School
Serves 54 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.6

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