Briarcliff, Texas

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Briarcliff, Texas
Location of Briarcliff, Texas
Location of Briarcliff, Texas
Travis County Briarcliff.svg
Coordinates: 30°24′41″N 98°2′42″W / 30.41139°N 98.04500°W / 30.41139; -98.04500Coordinates: 30°24′41″N 98°2′42″W / 30.41139°N 98.04500°W / 30.41139; -98.04500
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.73 sq mi (4.49 km2)
 • Land1.65 sq mi (4.27 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
758 ft (231 m)
 • Total1,438
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,103.76/sq mi (426.22/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)512
FIPS code48-10197[3]
GNIS feature ID1388591[4]

Briarcliff is a village in Travis County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,438 at the 2010 census.


Briarcliff is located at 30°24′41″N 98°02′42″W / 30.411326°N 98.044899°W / 30.411326; -98.044899 (30.411326, -98.044899),[5] about 30 miles west of Austin. Briarcliff is 6.28 miles outside the western city limit of Lakeway, Texas.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km2), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (5.48%) is water.

Water accessibility by marina to Cat Hollow off the main basin of Lake Travis is at mile marker 26.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20191,819[2]26.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 895 people, 369 households, and 260 families residing in the village. The population density was 647.0 people per square mile (250.4/km2). There were 455 housing units at an average density of 328.9/sq mi (127.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.31% White, 0.45% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 2.23% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.37% of the population.

There were 369 households, out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 22.8% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $76,453, and the median income for a family was $82,507. Males had a median income of $50,000 versus $33,906 for females. The per capita income for the village was $32,650. About 0.7% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


The Village of Briarcliff is served by the Lake Travis Independent School District. Residents are zoned to West Cypress Hills Elementary School in an unincorporated area,[9] Lake Travis Middle School in an unincorporated area, and Lake Travis High School, in an unincorporated area.[10]

Previously residents were zoned to Bee Cave Elementary School in Bee Cave.[11]

Public library[edit]

The Lake Travis Community Library (LTCL) in Lakeway serves Briarcliff. It originally opened in Lake Travis High School in 1985. Area voters approved the creation of the library district serving the library was created in May 2004. Haythem Dawlett donated the land for the library in March 2011, and the library moved into the current location in February 2013.[12]

Public safety[edit]

Law enforcement is provided by one officer of the Briarcliff Police as well as deputies from the Travis County Sheriff's Department and Travis County Park Rangers. Fire protection is provided by the Pedernales Fire Department.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ City of Lakeway, Texas
  7. ^ Briarcliff Marina Archived January 18, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Elementary School Attendance Zone Boundaries." Lake Travis Independent School District. Retrieved on December 30, 2016.
  10. ^ "Middle School Attendance Zone Boundaries Archived 2015-08-07 at the Wayback Machine." Lake Travis Independent School District. Retrieved on December 30, 2016.
  11. ^ "Elementary School Attendance Zone Boundaries." Lake Travis Independent School District. Boundaries previously adopted in 2008. Retrieved on December 30, 2016.
  12. ^ "History." Lake Travis Community Library. Retrieved on April 13, 2017. "Lake Travis Community Library 1938 Lohmans Crossing Austin, TX 78734" - Map of library district

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