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Kyle, Texas
Downtown Kyle
Downtown Kyle
Pie Capital of Texas
Location of Kyle, Texas
Location of Kyle, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Hays
 • Type Council–manager government
 • Total 31.27 sq mi (80.99 km2)
 • Land 31.07 sq mi (80.48 km2)
 • Water 0.20 sq mi (0.51 km2)
728 ft (222 m)
 • Total 45,697
 • Density 1,461.37/sq mi (564.23/km2)
Demonym(s) Kyleite
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 512 & 737
FIPS code 48-39952
GNIS feature ID 1339257

Kyle is a city in Hays County, Texas, United States. Its population grew from 28,016 in 2010 to 45,697 in 2020, making Kyle one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas.


Kyle is located at 29°59′21″N 97°52′33″W / 29.989080°N 97.875947°W / 29.989080; -97.875947 (29.989080, -97.875947). The city is about 20 mi (32 km) south of downtown Austin, and 62.3 miles northeast of San Antonio on I-35.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.3 square miles, of which, 19.2 mi2 of it is land and 0.1 mi2 is covered by water.


Austin–Bergstrom International Airport is 25 mi (40 km) northeast of Kyle, San Marcos Regional Airport is 10 mi (16 km) to the south, and San Antonio International Airport is 53 mi (85 km) to the southwest. Residents have access to I-35, SH 45 toll road, FM 150, FM 1626, SH 21, and SH 123. The MoPac rail line runs through downtown Kyle. The Amtrak passenger train has a stop 10 mi (16 km) south of Kyle in San Marcos.


Train Station Kyle
Historic Kyle Train Depot

Kyle was founded in 1881 by Captain Fergus Kyle. The site was chosen because of its proximity to the International – Great Northern Railroad line.

From 1892 to 1901, Kyle was home to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Katherine Anne Porter. Many of her most famous short stories, such as "Noon Wine", are set in locations in and around Kyle. Her former home is now a writer's residence open to the public by appointment. The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center hosts readings by visiting writers.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 779
1910 742
1920 744 0.3%
1930 606 −18.5%
1940 874 44.2%
1950 888 1.6%
1960 1,023 15.2%
1970 1,629 59.2%
1980 2,093 28.5%
1990 2,225 6.3%
2000 5,314 138.8%
2010 28,016 427.2%
2020 45,697 63.1%
U.S. Decennial Census 2020
Kyle Texas Water Tower
Kyle water tower

As of the census of 2020, 45,697 people were living in 14,009 households.

Of the 8,759 households, 54.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were not families. About 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15, and the average family size was 3.51; 391 persons in the city lived in group quarters rather than households.

In the city, the age distribution was 33.7% under 18, 7.4% were from 18 to 24, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 4.2% were 65 or older. The median age was 30.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

For 2012–2016, the estimated median annual income for a household was $72,191, and for a family was $76,992. Male full-time workers had a median income of $50,235 versus $39,474 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,348. About 6.8% of the population and 5.4% of families were below the poverty line; 7.3% of the population under the age of 18 and 7.7% of those 65 or older were living in poverty.


  • Kyle from the Handbook of Texas Online


Kyle is served by the Hays Consolidated Independent School District, with high-school students attending either Jack C. Hays High School, Lehman High School or Johnson High School. Also near Kyle, the Hays campus of the Austin Community College District has been fully operational since 2014.

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