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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,222
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+5,420
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married45.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14%
Median Earnings25+$30,898
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,357
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,666

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,467
% Above Poverty Level88.6%
% Below Poverty Level11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$819
Median House Value$121,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)63.1%
German11%
Irish6.8%
English4.7%
French Except Basque1.2%
Canadian1%
Scottish0.9%
Polish0.8%
Czech0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Italian0.4%
African0.2%
Welsh0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Lockhart Almanac

CategoryValue
County Caldwell County
Standard Zip Codes78644
Phone Area Codes512
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.87
Approximate Longitude-97.67

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)

StationLULING
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp37 to 62 F
Apr Temp55 to 80 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 83 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches
StationAUSTIN-BERGSTROM INTL AP
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp41 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 80 F
Jul Temp74 to 95 F
Oct Temp60 to 82 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationAUSTIN CITY (CAMP MABRY)
Distance28.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Lockhart Public Libraries

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

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Lockhart Public Schools

Navarro El
715 Medina St
ZIP: 78644
(512) 398-0690
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Bluebonnet El
211 S Mockingbird Ln
ZIP: 78644
(512) 398-0900
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Lockhart H S
1 Lion Country Dr
ZIP: 78644
(512) 398-0300
High
Total Enrollment 1070
Clear Fork El
1102 Clear Fork St
ZIP: 78644
(512) 398-0450
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Lockhart H S Freshman M L Cisneros Campus
419 Bois D Arc St
ZIP: 78644
(512) 398-0170
Other
Total Enrollment 382
Plum Creek El
710 Flores St
ZIP: 78644
(512) 398-0570
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Carver Kindergarten School
371 Carver
ZIP: 78644
(512) 398-0060
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Pegasus School
896 Robin Ranch Rd Bldg 9
ZIP: 78644
(512) 432-1651
Other
Total Enrollment 165
Lockhart Pride Hs
1503 N Colorado
ZIP: 78644
(512) 398-0130
High
Total Enrollment 24
Lockhart J H
500 City Line Rd
ZIP: 78644
(512) 398-0770
Middle
Total Enrollment 1173

Lockhart Private Schools

The Gospel Lighthouse Christian Academy
2220 S Colorado St
ZIP: 78644
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 31
Lockhart Montessori School
610 Westwood Rd
ZIP: 78644
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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