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Lakeway, Texas
Location of Lakeway, Texas
Location of Lakeway, Texas
Travis County Lakeway.svg
Country United States United States
State Texas Texas
County Travis
 • Type Council–manager
 • Total 13.39 sq mi (34.68 km2)
 • Land 12.64 sq mi (32.73 km2)
 • Water 0.75 sq mi (1.95 km2)
823 ft (251 m)
 • Total 19,189
 • Density 1,264.7/sq mi (488.29/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
78734, 78738, 78669
Area code(s) 512
FIPS code 48-40984
GNIS feature ID 1339552

Lakeway is a city in Travis County, Texas, United States. The population was 19,189 at the 2020 census; up from 11,391 in 2010. The city is located next to Lake Travis. It is an exurb in Greater Austin.


Lakeway is located at 30°21′55″N 97°58′34″W / 30.365307°N 97.976154°W / 30.365307; -97.976154 (30.365307, -97.976154), 16 miles (26 km) west of Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.7 km2), of which, 5.8 square miles (15.0 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2) of it (4.45%) is water.

The town of Lakeway began with the construction of a 48-room hotel, the Lakeway Inn, now Lakeway Resort and Spa, a 168-room full service resort. Ground was broken October 1962 and the grand opening was July 12, 1963. Honored guests included Lady Bird Johnson and Texas Governor John Connally.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 790
1990 4,044 411.9%
2000 8,002 97.9%
2010 11,391 42.4%
2020 19,189 68.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2020 census, there were 19,158 people and 8,314 households in the city. The population density was 1,379.4 people per square mile (532.7/km2). There were 8,314 housing units at an average density of 1,119.5 per square mile (233.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 83.1% White, 1.3% African American, 0.5% Native American, 4.8% Asian, 1.7% from other races, and 8.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.8% of the population.

There were 3,124 households, out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.7% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $86,862, and the median income for a family was $94,266. Males had a median income of $70,211 versus $38,879 for females. The per capita income for the city was $45,765. About 1.8% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

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Primary and secondary schools

Lakeway Elementary School Lake Travis
Lakeway Elementary School

The City of Lakeway is served by the Lake Travis Independent School District (LTISD). Three elementary schools, Lake Travis Elementary School, Lakeway Elementary School, and Serene Hills Elementary School, serve sections of Lakeway. Two middle schools located in unincorporated areas outside of Lakeway, Hudson Bend Middle School and Lake Travis Middle School, take sections of Lakeway. All of Lakeway is zoned to Lake Travis High School.

Prior to 2008 a section of land in the Lakeway city limits was zoned to Lake Pointe Elementary.

Public library

Lake Travis Community Library
Lake Travis Community Library

The Lake Travis Community Library (LTCL) in Lakeway serves the community. The building, with 11,000 square feet (1,000 m2) of space, is located in the Tuscan Village area. It originally opened in Lake Travis High School in 1985. Area voters approved the creation of the library district serving the library was created in May 2004. Haythem Dawlett donated the land for the library in March 2011, and the library moved into the current location in February 2013.



The Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway includes a 200,000-square-foot (19,000 m2) general hospital off Ranch Road 620.

The 54-acre (220,000 m2) development will include:

  • 244,000 square feet (22,700 m2) of medical office space
  • a rehabilitation hospital with about 85 patient rooms for long-term acute care
  • convalescence and full-service therapy
  • an elder-care facility for 80 to 100 patients
  • 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) of retail and restaurant space
  • an extended-stay hotel with 60 to 90 suites
  • and structured parking surrounded by amenities such as trails

The First Portion of the Medical Center that opened was the hospital, which opened in April 2012 with 100 beds. The hospital will be able to expand to 200 beds. It will have an imaging center with an MRI, CT scanner and X-ray machine; a 16-bed emergency room and heliport; lab services; and an outpatient clinic. It will also include facilities for cardiovascular treatment, orthopedics, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, nephrology and dialysis, and an infusion center.

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