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Bee Cave, Texas
Location of Bee Cave, Texas
Location of Bee Cave, Texas
Travis County BeeCave.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Travis
Date of Incorporation 1987
 • Total 6.8 sq mi (17.6 km2)
 • Land 6.8 sq mi (17.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
919 ft (280 m)
 • Total 3,925
 • Estimate 
 • Density 577/sq mi (223.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 512 & 737
FIPS code 48-07156
GNIS feature ID 1330313

Bee Cave is a city in Travis County, in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 3,925 at the 2010 census.


Bee Cave is located at 30°18′20″N 97°57′08″W / 30.305430°N 97.952213°W / 30.305430; -97.952213 (30.305430, -97.952213). This is about 12 miles west of Austin in western Travis County.

According to the United States Census Bureau in 2000, the city has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all of it land. Prior to the 2010 census, Bee Cave went from being a village to being a city, increasing it's area to 6.8 square miles (18 km2), all land.

In popular culture

Tie-in literature for the class-based multiplayer shooter video game Team Fortress 2 lists the Engineer, an amiable Texan in a hard hat and with a penchant for building helpful contraptions, as a native of Bee Cave.

In 2007, the Texas Legislature declared the West Pole of the Earth to be located in Bee Cave, TX.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 241
2000 656 172.2%
2010 3,925 498.3%
Est. 2015 6,292 60.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 656 people, 207 households, and 172 families residing in the city. The population density was 252.0 people per square mile (97.4/km2). There were 246 housing units at an average density of 94.5 per square mile (36.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.21% white, 0.15% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 3.51% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.62% of the population.

There were 207 households out of which 50.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.7% were married couples living together, 2.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 9.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the city, the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 108.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.2 males.

In 2015 the median income for a household in the city was $129,270, and the median house value was $597,091. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $59,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $53,911. None of the families and 2.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 74.

Police The City of Bee Cave is patrolled by the Bee Cave Police Department under the Direction of Chief Gary Miller. It currently has 20 officers.


Bee Cave was named by early settlers for a large cave of wild bees found near the site. A post office opened there under the name Bee Caves in 1870. The city wasn't incorporated until 1987.

  • Bee Cave from the Handbook of Texas Online
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