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Marble Falls High School

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MEET THE CITY OF MARBLE FALLS

Everything locals, soon-to-be locals, and visitors need to know about this Highland Lakes gem


The city of Marble Falls is the hub for Highland Lakes visitors looking to enjoy water recreation, shopping, golfing, hunting, hiking, camping, and award-winning wines and winery tours.

Marble Falls is the shopping mecca of the Highland Lakes, the center of commerce for the largest chain of lakes in Texas: Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis, and Lake Austin. Shoppers also come from neighboring Travis, Llano, Blanco, Williamson, Bell, Lampasas, and San Saba counties.

The city was founded in 1887 on the Colorado River in southern Burnet County. The falls from which the city gets its name were covered by water when Max Starcke Dam was completed in 1951 to create Lake Marble Falls. As one of the two smallest lakes in the Highland Lakes, Lake Marble Falls offers wonderful recreational opportunities without all the larger boats and water traffic found on some of the larger lakes.

The city retains a small-town charm in a location with easy access to big cities. Austin and San Antonio are both only about an hour away — perfect for day trips.

We have demographics here and info about services, recreation, media and more in interactive icons. A comprehensive guide to Marble Falls for newcomers, visitors, and longtime locals, the Marble Falls Community Guide has everything you need to know to truly enjoy the city.
MARBLE FALLS WEATHER

Quick Facts

  • State: Texas
  • County: Burnet
  • ZIP Code: 78654
  • Area Code: 830
  • Sales-tax rate: 8.25 percent

Population

  • The 2016 U.S. Census population estimate for Marble Falls was 6,317. That estimate is a 3.9 percent increase from the official 2010 Census population of 6,077.
  • As the hub of the Highland Lakes area, Marble Falls sees a daytime population increase of 4,087 people due to commuting.
  • The median age of the city’s residents is 43.9.
  • The population in the city’s 10-mile radius equals 26,718. The 20-mile radius population is 71,533.
  • According to the city of Marble Falls, more than 34,000 vehicles pass through town on U.S. 281 each day.

Median Income

  • According to the U.S. Census, the 2016 median household income of Marble Falls is $41,426.
  • The per capita income is $26,169.
  • The city has 1,407 companies and 3,116 housing units.
  • The median housing price in Marble Falls is $151,200.

Climate



People enjoy recreation year-round in Marble Falls due to the inviting weather. The city rarely receives snow in the winter, and summers are hot and sunny.

Climate Averages:
Daily Summer Temperature: 85 degrees Fahrenheit
Daily Winter Temperature: 55 degrees
Yearly Snowfall: Less than 1 inch
Yearly Rainfall: 30 inches
Average Relative Humidity: 40 percent
Wind: 10-12 mph

Geography

  • Marble Falls’s average elevation above sea level is 823 feet. The elevation within the city limits varies, however, because the city surrounds Lake Marble Falls, which is in a canyon, and has hills to the north and south. The lowest elevation in the city is the lake at less than 750 feet above sea level. The highest elevation is just above 1,100 feet on the southern city limit boundary at U.S. 281 and Texas 71. The elevation is almost 1,000 feet on the northern city limits.
  • City Size: 9,546 acres; 14.92 square miles

Employment

  • The unemployment rate is a percentage of the available workforce that is not employed. The U.S. figures are from Census data updated in May 2018. The Marble Falls figures are from December 2017.
  • The unemployment rate for Marble Falls was at 3.7 percent, below the U.S. average of 3.9 percent.
    The city’s unemployment rate has risen and fallen with state and national trends. Since 2000, the unemployment rate has hit a high of 6.8 percent in 2010 and a low of 3.4 percent in 2007.
  • In Texas, the current unemployment rate is 4.3 percent with a high of 8.1 percent in 2010 (the highest it’s been since 2000) and a low of 4.3 percent in both 2000 and 2007.  
  • In Marble Falls, 5 percent of individuals live below the poverty level.

Source of Income



According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 66 percent of the income in Marble Falls is earned from wages. Three percent of the population is self-employed. Investments and retirement account for 17 percent of the income, while 13 percent of residents collect Social Security. The city has the highest rate of those collecting public assistance and SSI in the area at 2 percent of the population.

Retail leads all Marble Falls industries in the number of jobs in the city. The city employees 7,822 people across all industries. Based on 2018 data, the retail industry accounts for 1,909 jobs and 24.4 percent of all jobs in the city. The next largest industries are health care and social assistance (14.8 percent); accommodation and food services (10.5 percent); food services and drinking places (8.8 percent); educational services (8.2 percent); other services except public administration (6.9 percent); construction (5.7 percent); and wholesale trade (4.6 percent).

The largest employers in the city, according to the Marble Falls Economic Development Corp., are Marble Falls Independent School District (680); Baylor Scott & White (445); H-E-B Grocery Co. (340); Wal-Mart Corp. (285); and Lowe’s Home Improvement (125).

Nearest Cities

  • San Antonio (2016 population: 1,492,510) is 86.4 miles south of Marble Falls on U.S. 281. The cities of Johnson City and Blanco are on the route. The drive takes from 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 40 minutes, depending on traffic and construction.
  • Austin (2016 population: 947,890) is 48.6 miles southeast of Marble Falls. The drive takes about 1 hour if taking U.S. 281 to Texas 71, which is 5 miles south of the lake. A popular shortcut on Southwest Parkway just east of Bee Cave cuts miles and time off the drive, especially if heading for central or north Austin. Alternately, you can drive into north Austin via RR 1431 east of Marble Falls to Cedar Park then south on U.S. 183 or travel north on 281 to Burnet then left on Texas 29 to Austin.
  •  Houston (2016 population: 2.2 million) is 208 miles east of Marble Falls. The shortest route is via Texas 71 to Interstate 10. The drive typically takes 3 hours to 3.5 hours, depending on construction and traffic.


You’ll find much about the tranquil, beautiful community of Marble Falls right here in the Marble Falls Community Guide. Use the icons on this page for information about Marble Falls schools, real estate, industries, health care, services, and more. This guide combines tourism and directory information in one location for anyone wanting to learn more about any aspect of Marble Falls.

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