Lakeway, Texas

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Lakeway is a city in Travis County, Texas, United States. The population was 8,002 at the 2000 census; it was 8,852 in the 2005 census estimate. The city is located near Lake Travis.

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Geography

Lakeway is located at 30°21′55″N 97°58′34″W / 30.365307°N 97.976154°W / 30.365307; -97.976154 (30.365307, -97.976154)[3], 16 miles (26 km) west of Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.7 km2), of which, 5.8 square miles (15.0 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2) of it (4.45%) is water.

The town of Lakeway began with the construction of a 48-room hotel, the Lakeway Inn, now Lakeway Resort and Spa, a 168-room full service resort. Ground was broken October 1962 and the grand opening was July 12, 1963. Honored guests included Lady Bird Johnson and Texas Governor John Connally.[citation needed]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,002 people, 3,124 households, and 2,496 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,379.4 people per square mile (532.7/km2). There were 3,501 housing units at an average density of 603.5/sq mi (233.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.39% White, 0.80% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.86% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.21% of the population. In 2007, police chief Gordon Bowers estimated Lakeway's population to be approximately 14,000.

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