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Hutto, Texas

Coordinates: 30°32′40″N 97°32′43″W / 30.54444°N 97.54528°W / 30.54444; -97.54528
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Hutto, Texas
Downtown Hutto
Downtown Hutto
Location of Hutto, Texas
Location of Hutto, Texas
Coordinates: 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 ManagerJames Earp[3]
 • Total12.39 sq mi (32.09 km2)
 • Land12.35 sq mi (31.97 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation663 ft (202 m)
 • Total27,577
 • Density2,170.9453/sq mi (838.20668/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code512 & 737
FIPS code48-35624[7]
GNIS feature ID1359869[5]
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 27,577 at the 2020 census.[6]


Downtown Hutto before cars

Hutto was established in 1855 when the International-Great Northern Railroad passed through land owned by John 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 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's mascot comes from a legend related to the International-Great Northern Railroad. The legend about Hutto's hippo mascot traces its roots back to 1915, when a circus train was passing by the city of Hutto to collect supplies and take care of their animals one of their hippos ran loose and ran towards cottonwoodcreek and delayed their train stop. Bystanders saw the hippo and then made that hippo into Hutto's mascot.


Hutto is located 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 land.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[6][8]
Hutto racial composition as of 2020[9]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 12,036 43.65%
Black or African American (NH) 3,459 12.54%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 63 0.23%
Asian (NH) 561 2.03%
Pacific Islander (NH) 41 0.15%
Some Other Race (NH) 145 0.53%
Mixed/multiracial (NH) 1,449 5.25%
Hispanic or Latino 9,823 35.62%
Total 27,577

As of the 2020 United States census, 27,577 people, 8,106 households, and 6,219 families were residing in the city. The population density was 1,896.5 inhabitants per square mile (732.2/km2). The 4,917 housing units averaged 634.5 per square mile (1,021.1/km2).

In 2000, of the 398 households, 52.3% had children under 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 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 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.


Hutto High School

Hutto is served by the Hutto Independent School District.[12]

Public schools[edit]

  • Hutto High School
  • Hutto Ninth Grade Center
  • Hutto Middle School
  • Farley Middle School
  • Gus Almquist Middle School
  • Cottonwood Creek Elementary
  • Hutto Elementary
  • Nadine Johnson Elementary
  • Ray Elementary
  • Legacy Early College High School
  • Veterans Hill Elementary
  • Howard Norman Elementary
  • Kerley 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". huttotx.gov. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Mike Snyder". hutto city mayor page. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  3. ^ "City Manager's Office". hutto city manager page. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  4. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  5. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hutto, Texas
  6. ^ a b c "Hutto (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". census.gov. Archived from the original on November 25, 2015. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 24, 2022.
  10. ^ https://www.census.gov/ [not specific enough to verify]
  11. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  12. ^ "Hutto Independent School District". txed.net. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  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.[10][11]

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