This Austin suburb is not only the fastest-growing city in Texas, but one of the fastest-growing in the U.S. It has more than doubled its population – adding more than 35,000 residents – since 2010.
Leander Population & Demographics
The median age of Leander residents is 34.7. Leander’s median household income is $106,108. Wondering if Leander is a safe place to live? Its crime rate, for both property crime and violent crime, is well below the national average. Leander is not a diverse community: Nearly 60% of residents are white, 18% are Hispanic and 8% are African-American.
Leander Cost of Living
If you’re thinking about moving, you are probably wondering how far your money will go in Leander. Is this community affordable? Of course, this will depend on your income and lifestyle, but overall, Leander is 19% more expensive than the national average. While some expense categories – such as health care and groceries – mirror U.S. averages, housing costs are 50% higher than the national average.
Homeownership in Leander is 76%, above the national average of 65%. The median home sale price last year was $467,000. Homes are selling after 66 days on the market, up 34 days from last year. Click to see what’s available in Leander.
In Leander, only about 20% of people rent their homes. The average rent cost here is $1,800 a month (for an average apartment size of 951 square feet) which is well above the national average of $1,302.
The hottest month of the year in Leander is July, when high temperatures average 94 degrees. The coldest month is January, when low temperatures average 38 degrees.
Things to Do in Leander, Texas
There are plenty of options for activities in and around Leander. Here are some favorite attractions:
This floating water park and obstacle course is ideal for day trippers in the Austin area. Floating obstacles, scenic boat rides and lounge areas will put you into vacation mode immediately.
Volente Beach Resort
Volente Beah Resort and Waterpark is literally one of the coolest places in Texas. It features a water park with slides and pools, a beach and waterfront swim area, as well as sand volleyball.
Additional things to do in and around Leander:
There are many great restaurant options near Leander. Here are a few of the best-rated places in the area:
Jardin Del Rey
Outstanding breakfasts, margaritas and nachos make Jardin Del Rey a local favorite.
703 S Highway 183, Leander, TX 78641
Mouton’s Southern Bistro
Cajun cuisine helps Mouton’s stand out. Try the crayfish, fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits.
309 N Highway 183, Leander, TX 78641
Blue Corn Harvest Bar and Grill
Try pulled pork taquitos or a jerk chicken salad – and sip a pickled pear margarita while you wait.
11840 Hero Way W Bldg A. Leander, TX 78641
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Leander Statistics & Information
Leander is located in Williamson County, Texas. Its ZIP code is 78641. Its elevation is 570 feet. Leander covers 37.5 square miles. It’s located in the Central Standard Time Zone.
The industries employing the most Leander citizens are retail trade and professional services, followed by education and health care.
About 4% of residents live below the poverty line, a fraction of the national average. The demographic most affected by poverty here is women between ages 45-54.
The average commute time from Leander is 30 minutes, above the national average of 27 minutes. Eighty percent choose to drive alone. Most Leander households own two cars.
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Schools in Leander
Leander’s public school district includes six high schools, seven middle schools and 10 elementaries. Education spending per pupil is only $8,800 – well below the U.S. average of $12,300. The district averages 15 students per teacher. About 37% of Leander residents possess college degrees.
Living in Leander Pros & Cons
- Pro: Income opportunities
- Con: Cost of living
- Pro: Water recreation
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