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Buda, Texas

  •   State: 
    Hays County
      County all: 
    Hays | Travis | Caldwell
      County FIPS: 
    48209 | 48453 | 48055
    30°5′3″N 97°50′21″W
      Area total: 
    6.16 sq mi (15.94 km²)
      Area land: 
    6.15 sq mi (15.93 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.02 km²)
    702 ft (214 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Buda, Hays County, Texas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,749.39 residents per square mile of area (1,061.60/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Buda is a city in Hays County, Texas, United States. The population was 15,108 in 2020, up from 7,295 counted in 2010. Buda is part of the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos metropolitan statistical area and is one of Austin's fastest growing suburbs. Residents of Buda are referred to as Budans. Rooster Teeth Productions, the creators of the machinima series Red vs. Blue and The Strangerhood, had its office in Buda until moving back to Austin in 2009. Buda attracts national attention for its lighthearted wiener dog races, organized every April by the Buda Lions Club. In November 2007, Buda adopted a home rule rule charter by a margin of 7785 percent, allowing the city to transition from general rule to home rule law. The city's oral tradition says "Buda" is a corruption of the Spanish word viuda, or "widow", referencing the widows who supposedly worked as cooks at the Carrington Hotel. The town name is a nod to the exiles of the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1848 who settled in the area. By the mid-1980s it had attracted a cement plant and some craft industry. In 2010, there were 15,827 people, 527 households and 4,314 families residing in the city, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It is 15 miles (24 km) southwest of downtown Austin and 65 miles (105 km) northeast of San Antonio.


Buda is the primary city name, but also Creedmoor, Hays, Mountain City, Mustang Ridge are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Buda, Texas. The town of Buda sprang up along the route of the International-Great Northern Railroad, which was extended from Austin to San Antonio in 1880. Buda bore the name of "Du Pre" from its birth in 1881 until the autumn of 1887, when postal officials became aware that another Texas town was also named Du Pre. According to the town's oral tradition, "Buda" is a corruption of the Spanish word viuda, or "widow", referencing the widows who supposedly worked as cooks at the Carrington Hotel. Others suggest that like the town of buda, Illinois, the town name is a nod to the exiles of the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1848 who settled in the area.Buda was incorporated in 1948. By the mid-1980s it had attracted a cement plant and some craft industry. The town is located in Hays County, Texas, near the border with Kansas and New Mexico. It is home to the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Tech University of San Antonio, both in the Austin area. It has a population of about 2,000, with about 1,000 residents living in the downtown area. The city is located on the Texas-New Mexico border and is on the U.S.-Mexico border. It was founded on April 1, 1881, by Cornelia Trimble, who platted the town on the site of the now-defunct Du Pre railroad depot. The Carrington hotel, which served meals to railroad travelers, was known as the "Buda House".


Buda is in northeastern Hays County, at 30°0503N 97°5021W (30.084229, 97.839081). It is 15 miles (24 km) southwest of downtown Austin and 65 miles (105 km) northeast of San Antonio on Interstate 35. Onion Creek flows through the northwest side of the city, a tributary of the Colorado River. According to the United States Census Bureau, Buda has a total area of 5.4 square miles (13.9 km²), of which 0.01 sq miles (0.02 km²) is water. It is located on Texas State Highway 45, a major toll loop of Austin. Almost immediately north of Buda is the county line bordering Travis County and the Austin city limits. The city has a population of 1,071. It has a post office with a ZIP code of 7054. It was founded in 1881. It became a city in 1883. It had a post station in 1891. The current post office has been open since 1891 and is located in Buda, Texas. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population at 1,084. In 2010, the population was 1,094, with a population growth rate of 0.3% in the last five years. The town has a ZIP Code of 7074, which is in the eastern part of the county. It also has a postal code of 6054, the northernmost point in the state.


Buda is served by the Hays Consolidated Independent School District. Buda Elementary, built in 1885, serves 500 students from the Buda area. Jack C. Hays High School, and Moe and Gene Johnson High School are the district's two high schools. The district also serves Carpenter Hill Elementary School, Elm Grove Elementary School and Dahlstrom Middle School. The Buda school district is part of the Kansas City Public Schools system. It is located in Hays County, Kansas, near the town of Hays. The school district has been in existence since the early 1900s. It was formed by the consolidation of three separate school districts: Hays, Hays City and Hays Township. It also serves as a feeder school for Hays Community School District, which has its own high school and middle school. The Hays school district also has a middle school and high school in the town, which serves about 500 students. The high school is located just outside of Buda on Main Street, just outside the town's downtown area. The town has a population of about 500 people, mostly from Buda and the surrounding area. It has a history of being a small town, with the first post-secondary school being built in the 1880s. The current school district was formed in the early 1990s and is based in the city's Hays Town Center, which is just outside Buda. It serves around 500 students, with Carpenter Hill and Elm Grove being the main schools.


Buda is home to numerous fast-growing small- to medium-sized businesses. The city's economy is growing at a rate of around 1.5 per cent per year. The economy is expected to grow at around 2 per cent over the next five years. The unemployment rate is currently at around 1 per cent, according to the city's official statistics.


Buda attracts national attention for its lighthearted wiener dog races, organized every April by the Buda Lions Club. Rooster Teeth Productions, the creators of the machinima series Red vs. Blue and The Strangerhood, had its office in Buda until moving back to Austin. In 2009, Buda joined the Film Friendly Texas Program, which trains community leaders about the film production process and how to effectively facilitate filming requests. Commercial development along the I-35 corridor, such as the Cabela's sporting goods store, has increased city sales tax revenue, and city leaders hope that further revitalization of downtown Buda will attract tourists and residents to the Main Street area. The city is located south of Austin, Texas, on the Texas-Oklahoma border. The town has a population of 2,000. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas, with a population growth rate of 1.7% in the last five years. It has an estimated population of 4,000, up from 3,000 in the early 1990s. It was the site of the first U.S. Air Force base, which was built in the mid-1970s. Buda is home to the Texas Air National Guard, which is based in Austin. It also hosts the Texas Army National Guard Air Reserve Base, which has a base of about 1,500. The U.N. Peace Corps has a training center in the town, which opened in 2009. It's also home to a number of non-profit organizations.


In November 2007, Buda citizens adopted a home rule charter by a margin of 77.85 percent. Other governmental entities include the Buda Planning and Zoning Commission, the Historical Commission, and the Parks Commission. Citizen groups active in local politics include Buda Area Chamber of Commerce and Buda Downtown Merchants Association. The city is governed by a council-manager form of government with a mayor-council format. The mayor is the mayor of Buda, the city's second-largest city, with a population of 3,000. The council has the power to appoint a mayor or a city manager, with the mayor having the authority to fire the city manager. Buda has a population in excess of 2,000, making it one of the largest cities in the state. It is home to the University of Wisconsin-Buda, the state's largest university, with more than 1,000 students. It also has a university medical center, which has more than 2,500 students. The Buda Police Department has about 1,500 officers. The City Council has about 4,000 officers, the majority of whom are police officers. It has a planning and zoning commission, the historical commission, a parks commission and the Board of Adjustments. The Economic Development Corporation has a budget of $1.5 million. It was formed in the early 1990s to help the city transition from general law to home rule. In 2007, it was the first city in Wisconsin to adopt home rule, and it is now the second largest city.


As of the 2020 United States census, there were 15,108 people, 5,827 households, and 4,314 families residing in the city. Based on utility hook-ups, the city estimated its 2008 population to be in excess of 5,000 residents. As of 2007, Buda recorded $384 million of assessed property value within city limits. Buda had the highest per capita assessedproperty value at $85,431 per resident. The city recorded more than $3 million in sales tax collection in 2006, for a per capita sales taxcollection of $675. The median income for a household in theCity was $54,135, and the median income. for a family was $57,321. About 3.3% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 14.7 percent of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.13. The racial makeup of the city was 81.95% White, 1.58% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 12.02% from other races, and 3,04% from two or more races. The population density was 998.5 people per square mile (385.1/km²). There were 910 housing units at an average density of 378.0 per squaremile (145.8/ km²).

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Buda, Hays County, Texas = 97. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 87. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 100. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Buda = 6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 15,108 individuals with a median age of 32.7 age the population grows by 43.92% in Buda, Hays County, Texas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,749.39 residents per square mile of area (1,061.60/km²). There are average 2.75 people per household in the 1,260 households with an average household income of $65,709 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.70% of the available work force and has growths 0.17% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 33.64%. The number of physicians in Buda per 100,000 population = 117.1.


The annual rainfall in Buda = 36.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 82. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 225. 95 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 38.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 24, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Buda, Hays County, Texas which are owned by the occupant = 81.49%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 9 years with median home cost = $147,610 and home appreciation of -0.62%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $17.02 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,411 per student. There are 14.6 students for each teacher in the school, 533 students for each Librarian and 404 students for each Counselor. 5.52% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 19.75% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.86% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Buda's population in Hays County, Texas of 1,002 residents in 1900 has increased 15,08-fold to 15,108 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.23% female residents and 48.77% male residents live in Buda, Hays County, Texas.

    As of 2020 in Buda, Hays County, Texas are married and the remaining 31.92% are single population.

  • 33.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Buda require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    89.23% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.64% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 0.28% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Buda, Hays County, Texas, 81.49% are owner-occupied homes, another 14.04% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.48% are vacant.

  • The 41.94% of the population in Buda, Hays County, Texas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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