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Overview

Introduction to Lakeway, Texas

Lakeway, Texas, in Travis county, is 16 miles NW of Austin, Texas.The city is in the Austin - San Marcos area.

Lakeway History

John Henry Lohmann, a German immigrant and the first white settler, arrived in 1842 with his wife and children and named the area Ridgetop. The present city of Lakeway was founded on a 2,700-acre ranch owned by rancher Jack Josey. Three men from Houston arrived in the mid 20th century intending to build a hotel and resort. They decided to call the place Lakeway as a nod to Gulfmont's Fairway Motor Hotel in McAllen, Texas. The Lakeway Land Company, which was created for real estate development, was sold to Alpert Investment Corporation in the late 20th century and the 1200 acre village of Lakeway was built with public consent.

Lakeway and Nearby Attractions

  • Austin Children's Museum
  • State Capitol
  • McKinney Falls State Park
  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
  • Elisabet Ney Museum

Things To Do In Lakeway

The State Capitol in the city is one of the largest capitols in the country. Other historically significant sites nearby include Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and the Texas State cemetery. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Museum, and Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History display a variety of exhibits that reflect Texan history. Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum houses the presidential limousine and a replica of the Oval Office. O. Henry Home & Museum exists at the residence of the famous writer also known as William Sidney Porter. Among other places of interest is the McKinney Falls State Park and Pedernales Falls State Park where visitors can go for swimming, fishing, tubing, horseback riding, camping hiking and picnicking.

Lakeway Transportation

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Lakeway Higher Education

Austin Community College, Concordia University Austin, Huston-Tillotson University, Saint Edward's University, and Southwestern University are some of the colleges near Lakeway.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,662
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+6,184
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married70.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64%
Median Earnings25+$64,735
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$2
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$135,479
% Above Poverty Level96.3%
% Below Poverty Level3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home16.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone20.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,470
Median House Value$403,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.1%
German20%
English15.8%
Irish9.5%
Italian6%
French Except Basque4%
Scottish3.8%
Polish3.2%
Swedish1.3%
Norwegian1.3%
Arab1.2%
Dutch1%
Hungarian0.9%
Lebanese0.9%
Russian0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Croatian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Romanian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Basque0.2%
Greek0.2%
Slovene0.2%
US/American0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
African0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Lakeway Almanac

CategoryValue
County Travis County
Standard Zip Codes78734, 78738
Phone Area Codes512
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.38
Approximate Longitude-97.95

Lakeway Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDRIPPING SPRINGS 6 E
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp37 to 61 F
Apr Temp55 to 80 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp57 to 81 F
Annual Precip34 inches
StationAUSTIN CITY (CAMP MABRY)
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp58 to 79 F
Jul Temp73 to 95 F
Oct Temp60 to 81 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches
StationTAYLOR
Distance36.9 miles
Jan Temp36 to 59 F
Apr Temp54 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 81 F
Annual Precip35.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bee Cave5,802$130,647
Briarcliff1,570$102,273
Jonestown1,740$72,411
Lago Vista6,505$84,360
Rollingwood1,642$195,526
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