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Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay, Texas

  •   State: 
    Llano County
    Horseshoe Bay
      County all: 
    Llano | Burnet
      County FIPS: 
    48299 | 48053
    30°32′41″N 98°22′6″W
      Area total: 
    16.59 sq mi (42.96 km²)
      Area land: 
    14.32 sq mi (37.10 km²)
      Area water: 
    2.26 sq mi (5.86 km²)
    846 ft (258 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Horseshoe Bay, Llano County, Texas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    280.91 residents per square mile of area (108.46/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Horseshoe Bay is a city in Llano and Burnet counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is located on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson and the south branch of the Colorado River. Prior to its incorporation in September 2005, it was a census-designated place (CDP). The 2010 census put the population at 3,418. The 2020 Decennial Census reported population was 4,257. The city has a total area of 11.6 square miles (30.1 km²), of which 11.4 square miles. (29.5 km²) is land and 0.23 sq miles (0.6 km²). It is about 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Llano, about 8 miles (13 km) west of Marble Falls, and 51 miles (82 km) northwest of downtown Austin. The Llano County portion is served by the Llano Independent School District. The Burnet County portion of Horseshoes Bay is served. by the Marble Falls Independent School district. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to "Cfa" on climate maps. It has a humid subtropical climate, according to the Köppen Climate Classification system, with a humid continental climate (Cfa) climate of "Csb" on the climate map. The area is known in the region for its golf courses, hotel and resort, and water sports. It also has a golf course and resort.


Horseshoe Bay is the primary city name, but also Cottonwd Shrs, Cottonwood Shores, Marble Falls are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Horseshoe Bay, Texas. Horseshoe Bay is located at 30°3241N 98°2206W (30.544814, 98.368428). It is located primarily in Llano County and extends eastward into Burnet County, on the southern shore of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. It is about 28 miles (45 km) southeast of Llano, about 8 miles (13 km) west of Marble Falls, and 51 miles (82 km) northwest of downtown Austin. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.6 square miles (30.1 km²), of which 11.4 sq miles (29.5 km²) is land and 0.23sq miles (0.6 km²)," or 1.83% is water. The city is located on the shores of Lake LBJ, one of the largest lakes in the United States. It has a population of about 2,000. It was founded in the early 1900s by settlers from Texas. The town is located in the eastern part of the state, near the border with New Mexico. Horseshoes Bay was named after the bay's first inhabitants, who lived in the area in the late 1800s and early 1800s. The current mayor of the city is a native of the town, who was born in the town in the mid-19th century. He was elected to the city's first city council in the 1950s. He served as mayor in the 1980s.


As of the 2000 U.S. census, there were 3,337 people, 1,623 households, and 1,186 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.22% White, 0.33% African American, 0,24% Native American,0.78% Asian, 1.47% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.29% of the population. The average household size was 2.06, and the median income for a household was $54,073. About 5.8% of families and 6.1% of residents were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 4.7% ofThose age 65 or over. The median age of the city's population was 58.7 years. For every 100 females, there are 95.7 males. The per capita income for the city was $36,254. The city's median age was 58 years, with 10.6% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 15.0% from 25 to 44, 36.2%. The city had a population of 4,257 as of the 2020 United States census, with 3,257 people, 2,040 households, & 1,309 families living in it. It has a population density of 142.8 people per square mile (55.1/km²), with 2,773 housing units.


The Llano County portion of Horseshoe Bay is served by the Llano Independent School District. The Burnet County portion is serving by the Marble Falls Independent School district. The Marble Falls school district is located in the town of Marble Falls. The Llano school district serves the Burnet county portion of the bay. It is the only school district in the area to serve the Burnets and Llano counties. It was founded in the early 1900s and is based in Marble Falls, Texas. The school district was formed in the late 1950s. It has been in the same location since the early 1960s. The district was once known as Marble Falls Elementary School. It closed in the mid-1970s and was replaced by Marble Falls High School. The current school district began in the 1980s and has served the area since the mid-'90s. In the early 2000s, the school district merged with Marble Falls to form Marble Falls-Llano High School, which is still in operation today. The high school district also serves Burnet and Burnet counties, which were once part of the same school district. It opened a new high school, Marble Falls Preparatory School, in 2008. In 2010, the district added a middle school and a high school. It now has a total of 12 schools. It also has a middle and high schools, including a charter school, which opened in 2010. The elementary school is located on the shores of the lake. The middle school is on the shore of the water.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Horseshoe Bay has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. The area has a history of violent crime, particularly in the early years of the 20th century. The town has a reputation for being a hotbed of illegal activity, especially in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The city has been the site of several mass shootings, including one in 2009 that killed five people. The U.S. Navy has a base in the town, which was built in the 1950s. It is located on the San Francisco Bay, which is also known as the "Bay Area" and "The Bay Area", and has a long history of violence, including several shootings in the 1960s. In the early 1990s, the town was the site for the first of two mass shootings in California, killing four people in 1998. The second was in 2008, killing three more people in the city and one person in the surrounding area in a separate incident. The region has a high rate of crime, including the murders of three people in 2007 and two in 2008. The highest crime rate in the Bay Area is the city of San Francisco, which has a population of more than 100,000. The crime rate is the highest in the San Francisco and the Bay area in general.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Horseshoe Bay, Llano County, Texas = 97. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 80. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Horseshoe Bay = 6.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,627 individuals with a median age of 58.3 age the population grows by 22.78% in Horseshoe Bay, Llano County, Texas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 280.91 residents per square mile of area (108.46/km²). There are average 2.05 people per household in the 1,997 households with an average household income of $72,183 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.60% of the available work force and has growths 1.97% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 36.34%. The number of physicians in Horseshoe Bay per 100,000 population = 89.4.


The annual rainfall in Horseshoe Bay = 31.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 0.2 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 40. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 224. 95 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 35.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 24, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Horseshoe Bay, Llano County, Texas which are owned by the occupant = 48.64%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 20 years with median home cost = $202,360 and home appreciation of -1.06%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $9.80 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,793 per student. There are 13.9 students for each teacher in the school, 801 students for each Librarian and 435 students for each Counselor. 3.43% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 28.93% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 12.49% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Horseshoe Bay's population in Llano County, Texas of 1,512 residents in 1900 has increased 1,08-fold to 1,627 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.44% female residents and 48.56% male residents live in Horseshoe Bay, Llano County, Texas.

    As of 2020 in Horseshoe Bay, Llano County, Texas are married and the remaining 23.95% are single population.

  • 23.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Horseshoe Bay require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    82.39% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 8.67% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 7.23% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Horseshoe Bay, Llano County, Texas, 48.64% are owner-occupied homes, another 8.70% are rented apartments, and the remaining 42.66% are vacant.

  • The 43.31% of the population in Horseshoe Bay, Llano County, Texas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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