West Lake Hills, TX

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West Lake Hills Profile


Overview

West Lake Hills is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 3,286 people and just one neighborhood, West Lake Hills is the 481st largest community in Texas.

West Lake Hills home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but West Lake Hills real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

West Lake Hills is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.63% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Lake Hills is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Lake Hills who work in management occupations (18.16%), sales jobs (13.92%), and healthcare (9.68%).

Of important note, West Lake Hills is also a city of artists. West Lake Hills has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape West Lake Hills’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 22.23% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

In addition, West Lake Hills is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, West Lake Hills is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, West Lake Hills really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is West Lake Hills perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

West Lake Hills is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

West Lake Hills Demographics

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in West Lake Hills. 85.44% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in West Lake Hills in 2018 was $103,317, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $413,268 for a family of four.

West Lake Hills is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West Lake Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Lake Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. West Lake Hills also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.41% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Lake Hills include German, English, Irish, European, and French.

The most common language spoken in West Lake Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF West Lake Hills, TX HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to TX* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Eanes Elementary School
4101 Bee Cave Rd
Austin, TX 78746
PK-05
Forest Trail Elementary School
1203 Loop 360 S
Austin, TX 78746
KG-05
Hill Country Middle School
1300 Walsh Tarleton Rd
Austin, TX 78746
06-08
Valley View Elementary School
1201 Loop 360 S
Austin, TX 78746
KG-05
Westlake Alter School
4100 Westbank Dr
Austin, TX 78746
09-12
Westlake H S School
4100 Westbank Dr
Austin, TX 78746
09-12
West Ridge Middle School
9201 Scenic Bluff Dr
Austin, TX 78733
06-08
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

EANES ISD


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Texas

(10 is best)

Better than of TX school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 3.3% 60.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.2% 55.6%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.1% 4.6%

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