Bee Cave, Texas

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Bee Cave, Texas
City
Location of Bee Cave, Texas
Location of Bee Cave, Texas
Travis County BeeCave.svg
Coordinates: 30°18′20″N 97°57′8″W / 30.30556°N 97.95222°W / 30.30556; -97.95222Coordinates: 30°18′20″N 97°57′8″W / 30.30556°N 97.95222°W / 30.30556; -97.95222
Country United States
State Texas
County Travis
Area
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 919 ft (280 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,925
 • Density 252.0/sq mi (97.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 512 & 737
FIPS code 48-07156[1]
GNIS feature ID 1330313[2]

Bee Cave is a city in Travis County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 3,925 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Bee Cave is located at 30°18′20″N 97°57′08″W / 30.305430°N 97.952213°W / 30.305430; -97.952213 (30.305430, -97.952213).[3] This is about 12 miles west of Austin in western Travis County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all of it land.

Education[edit]

The city of Bee Cave is served by the Lake Travis Independent School District.[4] Three elementary schools, Bee Cave Elementary School in Bee Cave, Lake Pointe Elementary School in an unincorporated area, and Lakeway Elementary School in Lakeway, serve Bee Cave and sections of Lakeway.[5] Lake Travis Middle School and Lake Travis High School, both in unincorporated areas, serve Bee Cave.[6] Eanes Independent School District and Westlake High School (Texas) are also in the area.

Economy[edit]

American Campus Communities has its headquarters in Buildings S and T in the Hill Country Galleria shopping development,[7] in Bee Cave.[8][9] The company offices were scheduled to open there in December 2010.[7]

In popular culture[edit]

Tie-in literature for the class-based multiplayer shooter video game Team Fortress 2 lists the Engineer, an amiable Texan in a hard hat and with a penchant for building murderous contraptions, as a native of Bee Cave.[10]

In 2007, the Texas Legislature declared the West Pole of the Earth to be located in Bee Cave, TX.[11]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 656 people, 207 households, and 172 families residing in the city. The population density was 252.0 people per square mile (97.4/km2). There were 246 housing units at an average density of 94.5 per square mile (36.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.21% white, 0.15% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 3.51% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.62% of the population.

There were 207 households out of which 50.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.7% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 9.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the city, the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 108.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $120,871, and the median house value was $130,028. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $48,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $45,405. None of the families and 0.5% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Police The City of Bee Cave is patrolled by the Bee Cave police under the Direction of Chief Rusty Pancoast. It currently has 12 officers.

History[edit]

Bee Cave was named by early settlers for a large cave of wild bees found near the site. A post office opened there under the name Bee Caves in 1870.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Zoning map. City of Bee Cave. Retrieved on November 22, 2008.
  5. ^ Elementary attendance boundaries. Lake Travis Independent School District. Retrieved on November 22, 2008.
  6. ^ Middle school attendance boundaries. Lake Travis Independent School District. Retrieved on November 22, 2008.
  7. ^ a b Campos, Phyllis. "Hill Country Galleria." Community Impact Newspaper. Friday September 3, 2010. Retrieved on October 4, 2011.
  8. ^ "Contact Us." American Campus Communities. Retrieved on October 4, 2011. "Corporate Office 12700 Hill Country Boulevard, Suite T-200 Austin, Texas 78738"
  9. ^ "Bee Cave village, Texas." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 4, 2011.
  10. ^ "Team Fortress 2 - Engineer". Valve Corporation. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  11. ^ http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=80R&Bill=HR2933
  12. ^ "Bee Cave, Texas". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 

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