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Overview

Introduction to Round Rock, Texas

Round Rock is situated in the Central Texas hill country in Williamson County and is part of the Austin-Round Rock Metropolitan region. It's the worldwide headquarters of Dell Inc. The city received the prestigious Comprehensive Planning Award given by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association.

In 2008 the Austin-Round Rock area ranked number six on Kiplinger's Personal Finance "Best Place to Work and Play" list. The Senior Associate Editor stated that Round Rock was a family oriented suburb which provides top-notch public schools, an economy featuring Dell and a thriving sports tourism industry. The "Best Cities for Relocating Families" conducted by Primacy and Worldwide ERC placed the Austin-Round Rock area at number five in the nationwide study.

History

In 1851 a small town was established along the banks of the Brushy Creek. In 1854 it was given the name Round Rock in tribute to the large round rock situated in the creek which marked a low-water crossing area for wagons and cattle. After the Civil War ended, Jesse Chisholm included Brushy Creek as part of his cattle trail. The route became the well known Chisholm Trail. Downtown Round Rock was the scene of the notable gunfight and capture of the famous train robber Sam Bass.

Attractions

  • Historic Saint Charles Hotel is a notable site.
  • Old Town showcases numerous historic structures.
  • The Round Rock Express play baseball in the Pacific Coast League.
  • Palm House Museum was the home of the founders of the city and features authentic furnishings.
  • Dell Diamond Stadium is home to the Round Rock Express baseball team and includes a popular swimming pool, a rock climbing wall and locations for sports activities for the community. It's a popular venue for concerts, craft shows and a variety of other events.

Activities

Travis Lake is popular for sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, fishing and camping. Resorts and vacation homes are situated along the lake. Mineral outcroppings as well as fossils are located in the area. Nearby Lake Austin provides opportunities for boating and water skiing. Golfing enthusiasts enjoy the Forest Creek Golf Club.

People

Total Population 106,972
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 6.6%
Employed Population 16+ 53,145
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 54%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.3%
Median Earnings25+ $41,196
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,494
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,316

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,895
% Above Poverty Level 90.2%
% Below Poverty Level 9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,028
Median House Value $172,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.4%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 7.8%

Round Rock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles N of Austin, Texas
County Williamson
Metro Area Austin - San Marcos
Standard Zip Codes 78664, 78681
P.O. Box Zip Codes 78680, 78683
Company Zip Codes 78682
Phone Area Codes 512
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.508
Longitude -97.678

Round Rock 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 GEORGETOWN LAKE
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 59 F
Apr Temp 55 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 81 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station AUSTIN CITY (CAMP MABRY)
Distance 14.4 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
Station TAYLOR
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 81 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Old Round Rock (78664)

Three Point (78664)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cedar Park 58,088 $93,771
Georgetown 53,007 $77,014
Hutto 18,839 $73,989

Round Rock Public Libraries

Library
Round Rock Public Library System
216 E MAIN AVE
Round Rock, Texas
(512) 218-7010

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Round Rock Hospitals

ROUND ROCK MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
2400 ROUND ROCK AVE
(512) 341-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Round Rock High Schools

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STONY POINT HIGH SCHOOL
1801 BOWMAN RD
512-428-7000
Serves 2,055 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

ROUND ROCK H S
300 LK CREEK DR
512-464-6000
Serves 1,947 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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931 LUTHER PETERSON PL
512-428-2900
A Non-traditional School
Serves 101 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.5

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1801 BOWMAN DR
512-428-2901
A Non-traditional School
Serves 35 students.

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