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Kyle, Texas
Town Centre of Kyle
Town Centre of Kyle
Location of Kyle, Texas
Location of Kyle, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Hays
 • Type Council–manager government
 • Total 6.0 sq mi (15 km2)
 • Land 5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
728 ft (222 m)
 • Total 34,000
 • Density 899.0/sq mi (347.1/km2)
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. The population was 28,016 in the 2010 census and 30,875 in 2012. Kyle is 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 located 25 mi north of Kyle, the San Marcos Municipal Airport is located 12 mi to the south, and San Antonio International Airport is 52 mi to the south. 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 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%
Est. 2015 35,733 27.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
Kyle Texas Water Tower
Kyle water tower

As of the census of 2000, 5,314 people, 1,491 households, and 1,209 families resided in the city. The population density was 899.0 people per square mile (347.2/km2). The 1,560 housing units averaged 263.9 per square mile (101.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 63.29% White, 8.30% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 23.45% from other races, and 3.88% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 52.31% of the population. As of May 2007, the Kyle City Council estimated the population at just over 25,000. Kyle is the fifth fastest-growing city in the state of Texas.

Of the 1,491 households, 50.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.9% were not families. About 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.22 and the average family size was 3.58.

In the city, the population was distributed as 31.2% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 39.3% from 25 to 44, 13.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.1% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 118.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 124.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,534, and for a family was $50,197. Males had a median income of $30,956 versus $26,868 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,252. About 4.8% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.


  • Kyle from the Handbook of Texas Online

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