Downtown Hutto in 2006
|Nickname(s): The Hutto Hippos|
Location of Hutto, Texas
|• Total||7.75 sq mi (20.1 km2)|
|• Land||7.75 sq mi (20.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||663 ft (202 m)|
|• Density||1,897.7/sq mi (732.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area code(s)||512 & 737|
|GNIS feature ID||1359869|
- Hutto redirects here. For information on the name, see Hutto (surname).
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.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,250 people, 398 households, and 318 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,297.8 people per square mile (502.7/km2). There were 424 housing units at an average density of 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.72% of the population.
There were 398 households out of which 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 non-families. 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 spread out with 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 the median income 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.
Historically, Hutto was not established until 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 black land prairie by his owner to watch after the cattle and livestock holdings. It was in 1876 that 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 had become a wealthy cattleman in Williamson County; however, in 1885 he left Hutto and moved to 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 this area to farm and ranch and begin their new lives in America.
Hutto is served by the Hutto Independent School District. The Hutto Hippos (of Hutto High School) reached the Class 3A Division II state championship in 2005, where the Hippos lost 38-34 to Tatum. The Hippos' orange and white uniforms and fight song are adapted from the nearby University of Texas Longhorns.
- 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 (re-opening 2014-2015)
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