Mustang Ridge, Texas

Mustang Ridge, Texas
Mustang Ridge, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Mustang Ridge, Texas
Coordinates: 30°2′53″N 97°41′26″W / 30.04806°N 97.69056°W / 30.04806; -97.69056Coordinates: 30°2′53″N 97°41′26″W / 30.04806°N 97.69056°W / 30.04806; -97.69056
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Travis, Caldwell,
 – Total 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 – Land 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 623 ft (190 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 785
 – Density 206.9/sq mi (79.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-50200[1]
GNIS feature ID 1699806[2]

Mustang Ridge is a city in Caldwell, and Travis Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 785 at the 2000 census.



Mustang Ridge is located at 30°02′53″N 97°41′26″W / 30.048123°N 97.690583°W / 30.048123; -97.690583 (30.048123, -97.690583).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), all land.


Mustang Ridge was incorporated into a City by Alton Brooks Laws Jr and Charles Laws in 1985[1]. Alton Brooks Laws was elected the first Major, Municipal Judge and State Magistrate [2]. Charles Laws became a source of public controversy when he referred to a proposed detention facility as "a holding pen for wetbacks" on a public agenda. [3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 785 people, 256 households, and 214 families residing in the city. The population density was 206.9 people per square mile (80.0/km2). There were 274 housing units at an average density of 72.2/sq mi (27.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 67.52% White, 4.08% African American, 2.80% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 22.93% from other races, and 2.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 48.41% of the population.

There were 256 households out of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 106.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,771, and the median income for a family was $46,563. Males had a median income of $31,076 versus $23,182 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,258. About 5.8% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 21.5% of those age 65 or over.


The Travis County portion of Mustang Ridge is served by the Del Valle Independent School District. The Caldwell County portion is served by the Lockhart Independent School District.

The Bastrop Independent School District serves the small portion of Mustang Ridge that lies in Bastrop County.

Law enforcement

The Mustang Ridge Police Department serves the incorporated city. When the police force is not working, the city is served by the Sheriffs Offices of Caldwell and Travis Counties.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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