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Overview

Introduction to Cedar Park, Texas

Cedar Park, Texas, in Williamson county, is 8 miles W of Round Rock, Texas and 17 miles N of Austin, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Austin- San Marcos metropolitan area with.

Cedar Park History

Cedar Park was originally inhabited by several Native American tribes, including the Lipan Apache, the Comanche and the Tonkawa. The European settlers first arrived in this area in the 1800s. An American archaeological site was discovered in the city in 1983, proving that Cedar Park was continuously inhabited since 5000 BC. The city was known as Running Brushy in the mid 1800s. The Austin and Northwest Railroad first entered the city in 1882. The city adopted its present name sometime around 1887. Cedar Park was incorporated in 1973.

Cedar Park and nearby Attractions

  • Volente Beach Waterpark
  • Austin Zoo
  • Elisabet Ney Museum
  • Austin Children's Museum
  • Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History
  • McKinney Falls State Park

Things To Do In Cedar Park

While in Cedar Park, you can plan a day trip to any of the nearby historic sites and museums. Some of these include the Blanton Museum of Art, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Museum and the George Washington Carver Museum. The city also includes more than 500 acres of parkland, four tennis courts, a water park and two swimming pools. In addition, you can visit the Kiddie Acres Amusement Park and Miniature Golf at Austin.

Cedar Park Transportation

Air transportation is available from Austin- Bergstrom International Airport.

Cedar Park Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by Austin Community College, Central Texas College and Saint Edward's University.

People

Total Population 60,841
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 7.8%
Employed Population 16+ 30,066
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 57.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.4%
Median Earnings25+ $48,559
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,936
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,955

Wealth

Median Family Income $97,522
% Above Poverty Level 95.1%
% Below Poverty Level 4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 7.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 20%
Median Gross Rent $1,122
Median House Value $217,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.6%
US/American 0%
English 10%
Irish 11.3%

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

Cedar Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Round Rock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles N of Austin, Texas
County Williamson
Metro Area Austin - San Marcos
Standard Zip Codes 78613
P.O. Box Zip Codes 78630
Phone Area Codes 512
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.505
Longitude -97.82

Cedar Park 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 13.8 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 15.9 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 AUSTIN-BERGSTROM INTL AP
Distance 23.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Georgetown 56,102 $79,145
Jonestown 1,945 $90,208

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

Cedar Park Public Libraries

Library
Cedar Park Public Library
550 DISCOVERY BLVD
Cedar Park, Texas
(512) 259-5353
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