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Lockhart is a city in Caldwell County, in the Austin-Round Rock metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Byrd Lockhart, surveyor and nearby settler.
The latitude of Lockhart is 29.884N. The longitude is -97.669W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 515 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,064.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lockhart demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Caldwell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Austin-Round Rock area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78644 ZIP code.
11% of Lockhart residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lockhart ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lockhart was $13,621, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Lockhart residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Lockhart include Caldwell County Courthouse Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Lockhart, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $432. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $850.
Libraries in Lockhart include Dr Eugene Clark Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lockhart include Lockhart Post-Register
Caldwell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lockhart political report.
The average commute time for Lockhart workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lockhart between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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