Williamson County Gaining on Travis
Williamson County is growing so quickly that the Austin city demographer, Ryan Robinson, says it could become as large as Travis County eventually. Robinson says that Williamson County, with its cities Round Rock, Cedar Park and Leander, is creating 1 of every 3 new jobs in the Austin metro area.
“They’re no longer this purely middle-class, upper middle-class white community suburban county,” Robinson said. “They’re beginning to urbanize in a very serious way. Williamson County has its own personality, its own identity, and yet I think it is increasingly becoming a part of unified metropolitan Austin.”
Robinson says Williamson County is becoming more diverse, with Asian, Latino and African American populations expanding faster than its white population.