Jollyville, Texas

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Jollyville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Travis and Williamson counties in Texas. The population was 15,813 at the 2000 census.



The area was first settled by Henry Rhodes after obtaining a land grant in 1841 of about 1,000 acres (4 km2) from the Republic of Texas. The name, however, comes from a later settler, John G.(possibly Grey, but no proof for middle name exist,) Jolly, who purchased 160 acres (0.65 km2) in 1866. John and his wife, Nancy Isabell (Guill) Jolly, operated a blacksmith shop and store. The Jollys donated land for a school and the cemetery in which they were eventually buried. Jollyville remained lightly settled for decades; only twenty families lived in the area in 1960. Eventually, the growth of nearby Austin led to the development of Jollyville as a suburban community.


Jollyville is located at 30°27′12″N 97°45′45″W / 30.45333°N 97.7625°W / 30.45333; -97.7625 (30°27′12″N 97°45′45″W / 30.453288°N 97.762381°W / 30.453288; -97.762381).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.9 sq mi (15 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000,[1], there were 15,813 people, 5,897 households, and 4,145 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,681.7 people per square mile (1,034.8/km2). There were 5,993 housing units at an average density of 1,016.4/sq mi (392.2/km2). The racial makeup of the area was 79.81% White, 4.69% African American, 0.31% Native American, 8.52% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.36% from other races, and 2.28% from two or more races. 11.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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