Lakeway, Texas

Coordinates: 30°21′55″N 97°58′34″W / 30.36528°N 97.97611°W / 30.36528; -97.97611
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Lakeway, Texas
Location of Lakeway, Texas
Location of Lakeway, Texas
Coordinates: 30°21′55″N 97°58′34″W / 30.36528°N 97.97611°W / 30.36528; -97.97611
CountryUnited States United States
StateTexas Texas
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • City councilMayor Tom Kilgore
Mayor Pro Tem Gretchen Vance
Louis Mastrangelo
Keith Trecker
Kelly Brynteson
Sanjeev Kumar
Jennifer Szimanski
 • City managerJulie Oakley
 • Total13.39 sq mi (34.68 km2)
 • Land12.64 sq mi (32.73 km2)
 • Water0.75 sq mi (1.95 km2)
823 ft (251 m)
 • Total19,189
 • Density1,264.7/sq mi (488.29/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
78734, 78738, 78669
Area code512
FIPS code48-40984[3]
GNIS feature ID1339552[4]

Lakeway is a city in Travis County, Texas, United States. The population was 19,189 at the 2020 census, an increase over the figure of 11,391 tabulated in 2010. The city is located next to Lake Travis. It is an exurb in Greater Austin.[5]


Lakeway is located at 30°21′55″N 97°58′34″W / 30.365307°N 97.976154°W / 30.365307; -97.976154 (30.365307, –97.976154),[6] 16 miles (26 km) west of Austin.

Hurst Creek runs directly through Lakeway and empties into Lake Travis, directly north of Lakeway.

According to Lakeway's GIS Analyst, the city has a total area of 13.37 square miles (21.51 km), of which 13.07 square miles (15.0 km2) is land and 0.3 square mile (0.7 km2) (4.45%) is water.


The town of Lakeway was founded on the site of a 2,700-acre ranch owned by Houston oilman and rancher Jack (Jake) Josey. In early 1962, three Houston businessmen associated with the Gulfmont Hotel Company—G. Flint Sawtelle, John H. Crooker, Jr., and Lee Blocker—obtained a sixty-day option to purchase the land and plan a hotel and resort community. The name Lakeway was a natural sequel to Gulfmont's Fairway Motor Hotel in McAllen, Texas, so named because it overlooked the fairway of a golf course. Construction of the hotel began in October 1962 and the grand opening was July 12, 1963. Around the same time, the Lakeway Land Company was formed, with Flint Sawtelle as president, for the development of real estate. In July 1974, a substantial majority of resident and nonresident property owners voted to incorporate with the consent of the city of Austin, and the 1,200-acre village of Lakeway resulted.[7]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Lakeway racial composition as of 2020[10]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 15,047 78.41%
Black or African American (NH) 258 1.34%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 66 0.34%
Asian (NH) 972 5.07%
Pacific Islander (NH) 13 0.07%
Some Other Race (NH) 85 0.44%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 778 4.05%
Hispanic or Latino 1,970 10.27%
Total 19,189

As of the 2020 United States census,[13] there were 19,189 people, 6,415 households, and 5,070 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,379.4 inhabitants per square mile (532.6/km2). There were 8,314 housing units at an average density of 1,119.5 per square mile (432.2/km2). There were 6,415 households, out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.7% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $86,862, and the median income for a family was $94,266. Males had a median income of $70,211 versus $38,879 for females. The per capita income for the city was $45,765. About 1.8% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.


Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Lakeway Elementary School

The City of Lakeway is served by the Lake Travis Independent School District (LTISD).[14] Three elementary schools, Lake Travis Elementary School, Lakeway Elementary School, and Serene Hills Elementary School, serve sections of Lakeway.[15] Two middle schools located in unincorporated areas outside of Lakeway, Hudson Bend Middle School and Lake Travis Middle School, take sections of Lakeway.[16] All of Lakeway is zoned to Lake Travis High School.

Prior to 2008 a section of land in the Lakeway city limits was zoned to Lake Pointe Elementary.[17]

Public library[edit]

Lake Travis Community Library

The Lake Travis Community Library (LTCL) in Lakeway serves the community. The building, with 11,000 square feet (1,000 m2) of space, is located in the Tuscan Village area. 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.[18]



The Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway includes a 200,000-square-foot (19,000 m2) general hospital off Ranch to Market Road 620.[19]

The 54-acre (220,000 m2) development will include:

  • 244,000 square feet (22,700 m2) of medical office space
  • a rehabilitation hospital with about 85 patient rooms for long-term acute care
  • convalescence and full-service therapy
  • an elder-care facility for 80 to 100 patients
  • 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) of retail and restaurant space
  • an extended-stay hotel with 60 to 90 suites
  • and structured parking surrounded by amenities such as trails

The First Portion of the Medical Center that opened was the hospital, which opened in April 2012 with 100 beds. The hospital will be able to expand to 200 beds. It will have an imaging center with an MRI, CT scanner and X-ray machine; a 16-bed emergency room and heliport; lab services; and an outpatient clinic. It will also include facilities for cardiovascular treatment, orthopedics, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, nephrology and dialysis, and an infusion center.

Notable person[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Lakeway city, Texas Demographics and Housing 2020 Decennial Census". Retrieved August 13, 2021.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ a b Brick, Michael. "Closing of murder case involving UT grads opens window into shadowy business of marijuana dealing." The Dallas Morning News. September 26, 2010. Retrieved on February 17, 2013. "When his mother remarried, Ricky joined his father in Lakeway, an exurban city of stone mini-mansions and wandering deer."
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ Texas State Historical Association - Lakeway Texas; accessed May 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  10. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved May 24, 2022.
  11. ^ [not specific enough to verify]
  12. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  13. ^ Bureau, US Census. "". Retrieved April 29, 2023.
  14. ^ "Annexation Map." City of Lakeway. Retrieved on December 30, 2016. This annexation map, to the southeast, shows Lake Travis High/former Lake Travis Middle/LTISD admin. building as being outside of the Lakeway boundaries
  15. ^ "Elementary School Attendance Zone Boundaries Archived 2016-12-29 at the Wayback Machine." Lake Travis Independent School District. Retrieved on December 30, 2016.
  16. ^ "Middle School Attendance Zone Boundaries Archived 2015-05-31 at the Wayback Machine." Lake Travis Independent School District. Retrieved on December 30, 2016.
  17. ^ "Elementary School Attendance Zone Boundaries." City of Lakeway. September 5, 2006. Retrieved on December 30, 2016.
  18. ^ "History." Lake Travis Community Library. Retrieved on April 13, 2017. "Lake Travis Community Library 1938 Lohmans Crossing Austin, TX 78734" - Map of library district
  19. ^ "Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway". October 22, 2008. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
  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.[11][12]

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