Llano, Texas



The city of Llano is in the Llano County, Texas. There were 3,232 inhabitants in the city according to the 2010 Census report.

Geography of Llano

The city is at coordinates 30°45′03″N 98°40′48″W. The city is on the banks of the Llano River. The state Capital Austin is located 65 miles southeast of the city and the great city of San Antonio is located 102 miles to the south.

The city spans over an area of 4.7 sq. miles of which only 0.3 sq. miles (5.53%) is covered with water and the rest (4.4 sq. miles) is land.

Demographics of Llano

Llano County Courthouse

Llano County Courthouse

(Source: U.S. Census Report, 2000)

There were 3,325 inhabitants in the city with 1,353 households and 880 families. There were 748.1 inhabitants per sq. mile of area. There were 1.539 housing units in the area at 346.3 units per sq. mile.

The Racial makeup of the city was:

  • White: 94.35%
  • African American: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.66%
  • Asian: 0.24%
  • Other Races: 3.40%
  • Two or more races: 0.78%
  • Hispanics/Latinos (any Race): 8.90%.

Age structure of the city was:

  • Under 18 years: 24.5%
  • 18-24 years: 7.2%
  • 25-44 years: 23.9%
  • 45-64 years: 22.4%
  • 65 years and older: 22.0%
  • Median Age: 41 years
  • There were 89.9 males for every 100 females and 83.1 males for every 100 females aged 18 years or more.

Income Distribution of the city:

  • Median income (household) : $31,706
  • Median income (family): $38,125
  • Median income (males): $29,464
  • Median income (females): $19,958
  • Income per capita: $16,306
  • Below poverty line: 7% of the families and 10.2% of the population including 13.8% of the people under the age of 18 and 2.6% of the population aged 65 years or older lived below the poverty line.


Llano River Bluffs

Llano River Bluffs

The city has hot and humid summers with mild winters. The climate is classified as subtropical and the temperatures may range from 84°F (summer) to 46°F (winter).

History of Llano

The Llano County was set up under an act passed by the State Legislature on 1st February 1856. The Llano Riverside was chosen as the site for the town on June 14, 1856. The town was a mere frontier trading center in the 1870’s and a few housing businesses, one post office and a few homes. The Moore and Foster Co. was founded in 1879 in the area and by the 1880’s the area had many new businesses that mostly catered to farmers and ranchers. In 1885 a brick courthouse was set up at the south side of the River, however, the courthouse was destroyed in a fire on 22nd January, 1892. A new courthouse was completed on 1st August, 1893 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Llano Rural was set up in the 1880’s and was the first newspaper of the town; it was followed by the Iron City news whose name came from the iron mining in the County. The Llano Rural acquired many other newspapers and had become the Llano News by early 1900s. J Marvin Hunter the famous author and historian of the American West worked briefly for the Llano Times in the early 1900s.

Education in Llano

The students from the city attend the schools under the Llano Independent School District. The District has schools like the Packsaddle Elementary and Llano elementary, junior and High schools. The Llano School mascot is the Yellow Jacket and the school colors are black and orange. The School District serves close to 1900 students and is part of District 8AAA which includes Lampasas, Liberty Hill, Gatesville and Brownwood.


Llano River

Llano River

The city is famous as the Deer Capital of Texas due to the high density of deer in the area. Hunters from all over the country come to Llano to hunt various animals.


The Llano River has an abundance of fish. The Lake Buchanan which was built in 1938 and produces hydroelectricity is also home to many varieties of fishes like the catfish, spotted bass and walleye.

Geology and Archaeology

The area has Llanite which is an indigenous rock with blue quartz and pink feldspar embedded in it. The Llanite is found near the highway cut 9 miles to the north of Llano city. The largest polished Llanite is placed at the Badu House, the historic Llano inn.

Llano River Rocks

Llano River Rocks

For more information on Gold Mining in Texas and Llano area read my articles.

If you are interested in Real Estate in the Texas Hill Country, please feel free to contact Tom Ashworth (208)830-7991.

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