West Lake Hills

West Lake Hills is on Farm Road 2244 on the west side of Lake Austin at the edge of the Edwards Plateau, six miles west of downtown Austin in west central Travis County. It was incorporated in 1953 and has served as a residential area for Austin jobholders. It receives mail through the city of Austin. In the early 1960s West Lake Hills obtained a fire engine and other fire-fighting equipment through voluntary contributions of its residents. The community was in the Eanes Independent School District. The population was 714 in 1960, 1,488 in 1970, and 1,927 in 1980. In 1990 the population was 2,542. The population reached 3,116 in 2000.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

West Lake Hills is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    30.29208310
    Longitude
    -97.80842300

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Yes

Is Incorporated

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West Lake Hills by the Numbers

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Population Counts

West Lake Hills
Pop. Year Source
3,154 2019 Texas Demographic Center
3,063 2010 Texas Demographic Center
3,116 2000 Texas Demographic Center
2,542 1990 Texas Demographic Center