The Fastest Growing City in Williamson County
As the third largest city in the Austin metropolitan area, Cedar Park is an integral part of the rapid growth and burgeoning prosperity of Central Texas and Williamson County. Known for excellent schools and a pro-business environment, it was named one of Family Circle’s Top 10 places to raise a family, in part due to its abundance of amenities and its relaxed lifestyle as well as a commitment to community and effective government. Just 17 miles from downtown Austin and on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, Cedar Park offers the best of small community life – parks, nature trails and comfortable neighborhoods –combined with the energy of an innovative and booming metropolis. It’s a combination that makes Cedar Park a great place for families and businesses to call home.
Between 2000 and 2010 Cedar Park was the tenth fastest-growing city in Texas for cities with a population between 25,000 and 100,000, with a growth rate of 88 percent. From a population of 5,161 in 1990, Cedar Park has exploded on the popularity scale, developing into a community of about 60,000 residents today. Cedar Park attracts a qualified workforce with an exceptional level of educational attainment: 83 percent have at least some college and nearly half hold a four-year degree or higher. The area’s labor force offers a wide range of skills with the largest group of occupational skills being professional/ managerial at 76.8%, followed by office-related skills at 67%.
Cedar Park’s Popularity is No Surprise
Whether you are a citizen, visitor or someone who is interested in opening a business here, you’ll feel right at home in Cedar Park. See why Cedar Park is home to many innovative high tech firms such as National Oilwell Varco, BHI, ETS Lindgren, Firefly Space Systems, and Fallbrook Technologies.
“After extensive research in several communities among different States, it was an obvious decision to relocate our business from Silicon Valley to Silicon Hills. Cedar Park specifically, offered exactly what we were looking for, a highly educated quality labor pool, a progressive and pro-business government combined with unbeatable incentives. Cedar Park provides a high quality of life for our employees with the best community we have seen to live, work, learn and play.”
– Ed Trevis, CEO