Hutto, Texas

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Hutto, Texas
Downtown Hutto in 2006
Downtown Hutto in 2006
Location of Hutto, Texas
Location of Hutto, Texas
Williamson County Hutto.svg
Coordinates: 30°32′40″N 97°32′43″W / 30.54444°N 97.54528°W / 30.54444; -97.54528Coordinates: 30°32′40″N 97°32′43″W / 30.54444°N 97.54528°W / 30.54444; -97.54528
CountryUnited States
 • TypeCouncil–manager[1]
 • MayorMike Snyder[2]
 • City ManagerWarren Hutmacher[3]
 • Total12.39 sq mi (32.09 km2)
 • Land12.35 sq mi (31.97 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
663 ft (202 m)
 • Total14,698
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,263.83/sq mi (874.09/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code48-35624[7]
GNIS feature ID1359869[8]
WebsiteOfficial Website

Hutto is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area. The population was 14,698 at the 2010 census.[5]


Hutto is located at 30°32′40″N 97°32′43″W / 30.544517°N 97.545198°W / 30.544517; -97.545198 (30.544517, −97.545198),[9] about seven miles (11 km) east of Round Rock and 22 miles (35 km) northeast of Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.75 square miles (20.1 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)27,947[6]90.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[7] of 2010, 14,698 people, 4,560 households, and 3,696 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,896.5 people per square mile (3,052.1/km2). The 4,917 housing units averaged 634.5 per square mile (1,021.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 75.4% White, 15.9% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 7.4% from other races, and 4.1% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 30.8% of the population.

As of the census[7] of 2000, 1,250 people, 398 households, and 318 families resided in Hutto. The population density was 1,297.8 people per square mile (502.7/km2). The 424 housing units averaged 440.2 per square mile (170.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 76.48% White, 5.36% African American, 0.72% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 15.52% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanics of any race were 26.72% of the population.

In 2000, of the 398 households, 52.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were not families. About 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.48.

In the city, the population was distributed as 35.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 37.0% from 25 to 44, 13.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $53,295, and for a family was $55,769. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,113. About 3.8% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.


Downtown Hutto before cars

Hutto was established in 1876 when the International-Great Northern Railroad passed through land owned by James Emory Hutto (1824–1914), for whom the community is named. Railroad officials designated the stop Hutto Station. James Hutto was born in Alabama on June 8, 1824; he came to Texas in 1847 and moved his family to Williamson County in 1855. A slave, Adam Orgain, was actually the first person to live in the immediate Hutto vicinity, having been placed out on the blackland prairie by his owner to watch after the cattle and livestock holdings. In 1876, James Hutto sold 50 acres (200,000 m2) to the Texas Land Company of New York for a town site and railroad right of way. Hutto became a wealthy cattleman in Williamson County, but in 1885 he left Hutto for Waco and entered the hardware business. Other early settlers in the area were the Carpenter, Davis, Evans, Farley, Goodwin, Highsmith, Johnson, Magle, Payne, Saul, Weight, Womack, and Wright families. Other people living in Hutto during the 1890s included the Armstrongs, the Ahlbergs, M. B. Kennedy, the Hugh Kimbro family, William McCutcheon, Green Randolph, J. B. Ross and the Tisdales. Soon a great many more people, primarily Swedish and German immigrants, came to the area to farm and ranch and begin their new lives in America.

Hutto High School

Hutto is served by the Hutto Independent School District.[11]


Public schools[edit]

  • Hutto High School
  • Hutto Middle School
  • Farley Middle School
  • Cottonwood Creek Elementary
  • Hutto Elementary
  • Nadine Johnson Elementary
  • Ray Elementary
  • Legacy Early College High School
  • Veterans Hill Elementary
  • Howard Norman Elementary

Higher education[edit]

Hutto is home to the Eastern Williamson County Higher Education Center, which is a partnership between Temple Junior College, Texas A&M University-Central Texas, and Texas State Technical College.


  1. ^ "Hutto Texas". Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Welcome to City of Hutto, TX". Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "Hutto City Manager's Office". Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Hutto (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". Archived from the original on 25 November 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  7. ^ a b c "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Hutto Independent School District". Retrieved 24 November 2015.

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