Leander is a city located in Williamson County and Travis counties, Texas, United States. As of the 2020 United States Census, the estimated population of Leander was around 48,000 people, making it one of the fastest-growing cities in the Austin area.
The city is located about 22 miles north of Austin and is known for its rapidly expanding residential and commercial developments, along with its beautiful parks and scenic trails. Leander was founded in 1882 and named after Leander “Catfish” Brown, a railroad official who helped bring the railroad to the town.
In terms of demographics, Leander is a diverse city, with a mix of residents of different ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds. According to the United States Census Bureau, the population of Leander is around 59% White, 30% Hispanic or Latino, 5% Asian, and 4% Black or African American.
The average home price in Leander varies depending on factors such as location and the size of the property, but as of 2021, the median home price in the area was around $350,000. The property tax rate in Leander is 2.6% per $100 valuation, which is slightly higher than the state average.
Leander is served by the Leander Independent School District, which includes several highly rated schools. According to Niche.com, some of the top-rated schools in the district include Vandegrift High School, Canyon Ridge Middle School, and Grandview Hills Elementary School.
Leander has its own chamber of commerce, which can be reached by phone at (512) 259-1907. The city can be reached by phone at (512) 528-2700.