The City of Leander, Texas is Growing and Expanding
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Leander was the fastest growing city in the nation from 2014 to 2015 of all cities with a population over 15,000. Leander’s growth rate from 2014 to 2015 was 10.83%. From 2010 to 2015 Leander grew by more than 42%.
Leander is located in Williamson County, which is next to Travis County, Texas. Travis County is the location for the city of Austin. The population of Leander was 26,521 at the 2010 census, though today it is estimated to be well over 30,000. The city is a part of the greater Austin metropolitan area. It is also located just due north of the city of Cedar Park. Cedar Par has a population of over 60,000.
The city of Leander began in 1882 by it’s first residents on land sold by the Austin and Northwestern Railroad, which was laid through the city. The railroad was formerly in the neighboring city of Bagdad. The name of the town came from a man named Leander “Catfish” Brown, who was one of the railroad men responsible for the completion of the railroad through Leander.
The railroad exists today and is used by the Austin Metro system. The Leander station is the last stop for a commuter railroad into the city of Austin.