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Hutto, Texas
Downtown Hutto
Downtown Hutto
Location of Hutto, Texas
Location of Hutto, Texas
Williamson County Hutto.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Williamson
Government
 • Type Council–manager
Area
 • Total 12.39 sq mi (32.09 km2)
 • Land 12.35 sq mi (31.97 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation
663 ft (202 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 27,577
 • Density 2,170.9453/sq mi (838.20668/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
78634
FIPS code 48-35624
GNIS feature ID 1359869
Website Official 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.

Geography

Hutto is located at 30°32′40″N 97°32′43″W / 30.544517°N 97.545198°W / 30.544517; -97.545198 (30.544517, -97.545198), about 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 of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 571
1930 588 3.0%
1940 579 −1.5%
1950 529 −8.6%
1960 400 −24.4%
1970 545 36.3%
1980 659 20.9%
1990 630 −4.4%
2000 1,250 98.4%
2010 14,698 1,075.8%
2020 27,577 87.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2020, 27,577 people, 7,561 households, and 3,696 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,896.5 people per square mile (3,052.1/km2). The 4,917 housing units averaged 634.5 per square mile (1,021.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 72.7% White, 15.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 4.6% from other races, and 6.1% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 30.8% of the population.

In 2000, of the 398 households, 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 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 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 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.

History

HHF Hutto downtown before cars-small
Downtown Hutto before cars

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.

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Hutto High School

Hutto is served by the Hutto Independent School District.

Education

Public schools

  • Hutto High School
  • Hutto Ninth Grade Center
  • Hutto Middle School
  • Farley 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

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.

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