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Leander, TX has a population of 36,204 and is the 1,162nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,097 per sq mi, which is 1032% higher than the Texas average and 1111% higher than the national average. The median age in Leander is 33, which is approximately 3% lower than the Texas average of 34. In Leander, 64% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 12% speak Spanish. 54% of Leander residents were born in Texas, 36% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.
- The median age in Leander is 3% lower than Texas.
- In Leander 86.15% of the population is White.
- In Leander 4.40% of the population is Black or African American.
- In Leander 2.35% of the population is Asian.
Cost of Living
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In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
The above illustration supplies generalized information for the Leander, TX cost of living index. Compared to other cities in Texas and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Leander, TX is 102, which is 12% higher than the Texas average and 2% higher than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Leander, TX are 1% higher than the average for Texas and 6% lower than the rest of the country.
- The cost of living in Leander is 12% higher than the Texas average.
- The cost of living in Leander is 2% higher than the national average.
- The cost of housing in Leander is 15% higher than the national average
- Super Valle Meat Market
- Parkers Corner Market
- Whole Foods Market 365
- Natural Grocers
- La Chaparrita Meat & Mexican Market
- Trader Joe’s
- DB World Foods
- HEB Plus!
- La Adelita Meat Market
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- H Mart
- Leander Grocery
- Walmart Supercenter
- Texas Farmers’ Market
- Oskis Food Store
- Asia Market
- Lowe’s Market
- SLR Grocery & Center
- Atmos Energy
- Texas Gas Service
- Waste Management Disposal
- Central Waste and Recycling
Trash Service / Garbage Collection Company
Cable / Satellite Company
- Blue Mountain Internet
- Cricket Wireless
- Straight Talk Wireless
- Verizon Wireless
- West Central Wireless
- Dish Network
- Central Texas Telephone Cooperative
- Hill Country Telephone Co-op
- Kerrville Telephone Co
- SouthWest Texas Telephone Company
The city is served by the Leander Independent School District.
Schools in the city are:
- Leander High School
- Vista Ridge High School
- Cedar Park High School
- Charles Rouse High School
- Van der Grift High School
- Tom Glenn High School
- Wiley Middle School (Bernice Knox Wiley Middle School
- Leander Middle School
- Henry Middle School
- Running Brushy Middle School
- Cedar Park Middle School
- Canyon Ridge Middle School
- Parkside Elementary School
- Pleasant Hill Elementary School
- Rutledge Elementary School
- Whitestone Elementary School
- Jim Plain Elementary School
- Block House Creek Elementary School
Places of Worship
Here are some of the places of worship in the city:
- Central Baptist Church
- First Assembly of God
- Good News United Methodist Church
- Hill Country Bible Church – Leander
- Lake Country Baptist Church
- Lakeline Church
- Leander Church of Christ
- Leander First Assembly of God
- Leander United Methodist Church
- The Sanctuary
- Springs of Grace Community Church
The top employers in the city are:
- Leander Independent School District
- CDN Systems
- Cypress Technologies
- OSM Technology
- JC Evans Construction
Restaurants & Nightlife
Jardin Del Ray — The food at Jardin is simply amazing. They offer a reasonably priced menu and fast service. Do try the chicken enchiladas, rice, beans, chalupa taco. Also the tortillas, chips and salsa is not bad at all. The raspberry margarita is amazing. They also offer an outdoor seating on a covered patio with screens if the weather is not cooperating,
Farm to Fork – One of the best places to have a meal in the city. Do try the turkey breast stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and mashed potatoes. The steaks are cooked perfectly and served on a Texas style wood cutting board. Do also try the chicken fried steak.
Cherry Creek Catfish – Nice seafood place with lots of options, the salads are very fresh too. The fried catfish, fried crawfish tails and fried green tomatoes are must try items on the menu. Very reasonable price and good service.
Fun Things to Do in Leander
Leander is at the cusp of some of the biggest attractions in the Texas Hill Country. The Lakeline Mall is located just 8 miles away, the Round Rock Premium Outlet is a mere 10 miles and the Inner Space Caverns and Lake Travis are 10 and 11 miles away respectively.
Parks – The city manages over 400 acres of parkland comprising 14 city owned parks, city-owned building and median landscapes including a public library and a public golf course.
Benbrook Ranch Park and Disc Golf Course – This Park features 3 baseball fields (2 youth, 1 adult), four batting cages, a pavilion for rent, nice trails, skate park, disc golf course, playscape, barbecue grills and restrooms.
Devine Lake Park – This is a 45.5 acre regional park with lots of open spaces for different activities. Allowed lake activities include fishing, non-motorized boating and wildlife observation.
Leander truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Leander, Texas give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.