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Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Coordinates: 30°32′41″N 98°22′6″W / 30.54472°N 98.36833°W / 30.54472; -98.36833
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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
Horseshoe Bay City Hall
Horseshoe Bay City Hall
Location of Horseshoe Bay, Texas
Location of Horseshoe Bay, Texas
Coordinates: 30°32′41″N 98°22′6″W / 30.54472°N 98.36833°W / 30.54472; -98.36833
CountryUnited States
CountiesLlano, Burnet
 • Total16.59 sq mi (42.96 km2)
 • Land14.32 sq mi (37.10 km2)
 • Water2.26 sq mi (5.86 km2)
Elevation846 ft (258 m)
 • Total4,257
 • Density260/sq mi (99/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
78654, 78657
Area code830
FIPS code48-34862[3]
GNIS feature ID1867551[2]

Horseshoe Bay is a city in Llano and Burnet counties in the U.S. state of Texas.

Situated on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson and the south branch of the Colorado River, it is known in the region for its golf courses, hotel and resort, and water sports. Prior to its incorporation in September 2005,[4] it was a census-designated place (CDP). The CDP population was 3,337 at the 2000 census. The 2010 census put the population at 3,418. The 2020 Decennial Census reported population was 4,257.


Horseshoe Bay is located at 30°32′41″N 98°22′06″W / 30.544814°N 98.368428°W / 30.544814; -98.368428 (30.544814, –98.368428).[5] It is located primarily in Llano County and extends eastward into Burnet County, on the southern shore of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. It is about 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Llano, about 8 miles (13 km) west of Marble Falls, and 51 miles (82 km) northwest of downtown Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.6 square miles (30.1 km2), of which 11.4 square miles (29.5 km2) is land and 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2), or 1.83%, is water.[6]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2020 census[edit]

Horseshoe Bay racial composition[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 3,612 84.85%
Black or African American (NH) 19 0.45%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 23 0.54%
Asian (NH) 31 0.73%
Some Other Race (NH) 7 0.16%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 103 2.42%
Hispanic or Latino 462 10.85%
Total 4,257

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,257 people, 2,040 households, and 1,309 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,337 people, 1,623 households, and 1,186 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 142.8 inhabitants per square mile (55.1/km2). There were 2,773 housing units at an average density of 118.7 per square mile (45.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.22% White, 0.33% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 1.47% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.29% of the population.

There were 1,623 households, out of which 11.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.37.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 10.6% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 15.0% from 25 to 44, 36.2% from 45 to 64, and 34.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $54,073, and the median income for a family was $65,324. Males had a median income of $39,375 versus $23,019 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $36,254. About 5.8% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.


The Llano County portion of Horseshoe Bay is served by the Llano Independent School District. The Burnet County portion is served by the Marble Falls Independent School District.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Horseshoe Bay has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Horseshoe Bay, Texas
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Boundary Changes". Geographic Change Notes: Texas. Population Division, United States Census Bureau. May 19, 2006. Archived from the original on February 6, 2006. Retrieved May 27, 2008.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Horseshoe Bay city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  9. ^ https://www.census.gov/ [not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Horseshoe Bay, Texas
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[9][10]

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