Wells Branch, Texas

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Wells Branch, Texas
Location of Wells Branch, Texas
Location of Wells Branch, Texas
Travis County WellsBranch.svg
Coordinates: 30°26′38″N 97°40′42″W / 30.44389°N 97.67833°W / 30.44389; -97.67833Coordinates: 30°26′38″N 97°40′42″W / 30.44389°N 97.67833°W / 30.44389; -97.67833
Country United States
State Texas
County Travis
 • Total 2.5 sq mi (6.6 km2)
 • Land 2.5 sq mi (6.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 11,271
 • Density 4,456.3/sq mi (1,720.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-77196[1]
GNIS feature ID 1867571[2]

Wells Branch is a census-designated place (CDP) in Travis County, Texas, United States. The population was 12,120 at the 2010 census.


Wells Branch is located at 30°26′38″N 97°40′42″W / 30.44389°N 97.67833°W / 30.44389; -97.67833 (30.443997, -97.678469),[3] 13 miles (21 km) north of downtown Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²) of it is land and 0.39% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 7,094
2000 11,271 58.9%
2010 12,120 7.5%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,271 people, 5,490 households, and 2,580 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,456.3 people per square mile (1,720.1/km²). There were 5,625 housing units at an average density of 2,224.0/sq mi (858.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 71.30% White, 9.65% African American, 0.40% Native American, 9.59% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 5.93% from other races, and 2.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.68% of the population.

There were 5,490 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 53.0% were non-families. 40.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 14.4% from 18 to 24, 49.3% from 25 to 44, 14.2% from 45 to 64, and 2.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,934, and the median income for a family was $60,530. Males had a median income of $43,645 versus $32,063 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,664. About 4.1% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


Wells Branch is a Municipal Utility District that supplies water/wastewater service to residents as well as manages parks and other recreational facilities. The District is recognized for its substantial commitment to water conservation including a significant rain water harvesting program designed into District Facilities. The five Board members of the District are elected by the residents.

Originally governed by a Board appointed by the original developer, in 1987 residents, led by still resident Mike Howe, won a majority of the five seats on the Board. Residents have governed the District since then allowing Wells Branch to grow into one of the most popular residential communities in the Austin area.

Read more about the "Wells Branch Municipal Utility District.


Two schools and Independent School Districts, Pflugerville (North West Elementary) and Round Rock (Wells Branch Elementary), serve the community of Wells Branch.


Wells Branch Community Library

The Wells Branch Library district was formed in 1998, after a state law was passed to allow the establishment of library districts in areas not currently served by library systems. As a result, the library is funded by a sales tax revenue of 1/2% from Wells Branch businesses. A board of five manages the funds and operations of the Wells Branch Community library. The library has over 42,000 items available for checkout, rooms for community use, and over 20 computers for patron use.


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