Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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The 10-county Capital region covers about 8,400 square miles in central Texas, stretching from Llano to San Marcos and from La Grange to Georgetown.

The region has one metropolitan statistical area (MSA), the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA.

counties and position in Texas

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Capital Region Counties:

  • Bastrop
  • Blanco
  • Burnet
  • Caldwell
  • Fayette
  • Hays
  • Lee
  • Llano
  • Travis
  • Williamson

$229.2 Billion

Capital region
gross domestic product,

About 9.5 percent of Texas’ GDP of $2.4 trillion.

Population Change (2012 to 2022)




The region’s population grew at a very rapid pace between 2012 to 2022, led by gains of almost 60 percent in Hays County, 47 percent in Williamson County and 42 percent in Bastrop County.

Jobs & Wages

About 1.2 million people are employed in the region. Regional employment rose by 46.4 percent between 2012 and 2022, almost four times the national growth. Technology-related industries and urban and rural transportation are some of the region’s most concentrated industries as measured by location quotient (LQ). An LQ of 1.25 or higher indicates the region has a competitive advantage in the industry. Warehousing and storage and data processing/web hosting led regional industry job growth.

Percent change in total jobs, 2012 to 2022

The number of jobs in the Capital Region increased 46.4%, in Texas 23.5% and in the U.S. 13.9%.

Top Industries by Location Quotient, 2022

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Top Capital Region Industries by Location Quotient, 2022
Industry Employment Average Annual Wages Location Quotient
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 1,107 $69,472 6.68
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 8,863 $291,335 6.66
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 15,965 $160,423 5
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 4,650 $130,013 4.32
Land Subdivision 1,182 $133,173 3.85

Industries with Largest Total Jobs Growth, 2012 to 2022

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Capital Region Industries with Largest Total Growth, 2012 to 2022
Industry Employment Change, 2012 to 2022 Percent Employment Change, 2012 to 2022 Average Annual Wages
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 40,186 223.8% $159,004
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 27,357 39.1% $28,118
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 19,338 171.2% $101,100
Management of Companies and Enterprises 16,811 345.9% $154,412
Employment Services 13,942 77.9% $63,051

Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts


Read all the 2022 Regional Reports.

Sources: JobsEQ; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages; U.S. Census Bureau; U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts