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Wells Branch, Texas
Location of Wells Branch, Texas
Location of Wells Branch, Texas
Travis County WellsBranch.svg
Coordinates: 30°26′38″N 97°40′42″W / 30.44389°N 97.67833°W / 30.44389; -97.67833Coordinates: 30°26′38″N 97°40′42″W / 30.44389°N 97.67833°W / 30.44389; -97.67833
Country United States
State Texas
County Travis
 • Total 2.5 sq mi (6.6 km2)
 • Land 2.5 sq mi (6.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
820 ft (250 m)
 • Total 12,120
 • Density 4,850/sq mi (1,836/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip Code
FIPS code 48-77196
GNIS feature ID 1867571

Wells Branch is a census-designated place (CDP) in Travis County and Williamson County, Texas, United States. The population was 12,120 at the 2010 census.


Wells Branch is located at 30°26′38″N 97°40′42″W / 30.44389°N 97.67833°W / 30.44389; -97.67833 (30.443997, -97.678469), 13 miles (21 km) north of downtown Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²) of it is land and 0.39% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 7,094
2000 11,271 58.9%
2010 12,120 7.5%

As of the census of 2010, there were officially 12,120 people, 5,490 households, and 2,580 families residing in the CDP. This number is considered low as the governing body, the Wells Branch Municipal Utility District, estimates the population in 2010 to be approximately 18,000 residents including the numerous multi-family residents on the southern side of the district. The population density was 4,456.3 people per square mile (1,720.1/km2). There were 5,625 housing units at an average density of 2,224.0/sq mi (858.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 71.30% White, 9.65% African American, 0.40% Native American, 9.59% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 5.93% from other races, and 2.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.68% of the population.

There were 5,490 households, out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 53.0% were non-families. 40.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 1.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 20.0% under the age of 18, 14.4% from 18 to 24, 49.3% from 25 to 44, 14.2% from 45 to 64, and 2.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,934, and the median income for a family was $60,530. Males had a median income of $43,645 versus $32,063 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,664. About 4.1% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


Wells Branch Community Library

The Wells Branch Library district was formed in 1998 after a state law was passed to allow the establishment of library districts in areas not currently served by library systems. As a result, the library is funded by a sales tax revenue of 1/2% from Wells Branch businesses. An elected board of five manages the funds and operations of the Wells Branch Community library.

The formation of the initial Library Board and construction of the Library was accomplished by local residents led by Ms. Dianne Koehler, who served as the first President of the Wells Branch Community Library. The library has over 42,000 items available for checkout, rooms for community use, and over 20 computers for patron use.


Three schools and Independent School Districts, Pflugerville (North West Elementary) and Round Rock (Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy and Joe Lee Johnson Elementary), serve the community of Wells Branch.

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