About Round Rock

Round Rock was founded in 1851, along Brushy Creek, where a round rock marked a low spot for wagons, horses and cattle to cross. The postmaster at the time originally called this new town Bushy Creek, but the name was later changed to Round Rock, for this marked low crossing. The area has grown a lot since those early days, with a population now exceeding 100,000. The Austin area is currently experiencing even more growth, with more than 20,000 new residents coming to Round Rock alone in the last 6 years. Round Rock is expected to continue growing, and has become one of the safest, affordable, and fun cities to live in!

  #5 safest cities in United States by Niche.com
   #3 best city in America to start a family by LendEDU.com
   #4 among “Best Affordable Places to Live” in America by Livability.com

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Round Rock Cost of Living

Round Rock has a cost of living of 96, which is less than the U.S. average of 100.

  Housing Grocery Transportation Utilities Misc
Round Rock 102 84 93 101 93
United States 100 100 100 100 100

 

 

120892

Via U.S. Census Data July 2016

 

33.9

 

 

74087

In 2016 dollars via U.S. Census Bureau

 

3.2

 

Helpful Links

Round Rock Utilities
Round Rock Chamber of Commerce
City of Round Rock

Williamson County GIS Dept Maps
RRISD

MAJOR EMPLOYERS

  • Dell Technologies Inc. – 12,000
  • Emerson Process Management – 875
  • Round Rock Premium Outlets – 800
  • Scott & White Healthcare – 750
  • St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center – 689
  • Shop LC – 600
  • Sears Teleserv – 600
  • Wayne – 550
  • Trellis Company – 485
  • Seton Medical Center Williamson – 450
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HOSPITALS

  • Aseracare Hospice
  • Brushy Creek Community Home
  • Greyson Community Residence
  • Mustang  Community Residence
  • Round Rock Medical Center
  • Scott & White Hospital Round Rock
  • Seton Medical Center Williamson County

SCHOOLS

  • All within 25 miles 
    • Concordia University – Texas
    • Austin Community College District
    • The University of Texas at Austin
    • Saint Edward’s University 
    • Texas State University – Round Rock 
    • South University 
    • Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • Round Rock ISD
    • 47,500 Total students 
    • 5 high schools
    • 10 middle schools
    • 33 elementary schools 
    • 2 alternative learning centers
    • Average Student Teacher Ratio: 14.5
    • Class of 2014 College Entrance Exam Results: 
      • SAT: 1613
      • ACT 23.9
      • State Avg – 1432, 20.9
      • National Avg – 1497, 21
    • Ranked in the top 15 on niche.com’s “2018 Cities with the Best Public Schools in America” 

RETAIL

1,000,000 SF of retail including; three apartment complexes, retail spaces, banking, and a medical rehabilitation hospital

Major Retailers: 

430,000 SF shopping mall

Major Retailers: 

* 184,606 SF *

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* Total SF: 458,597 *

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* Total SF: 235,761 

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Images Courtesy of Round Rock, Texas – City Government Facebook