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about hutto texas

About Hutto

According to the Williamson County Historical Commission, Hutto, Texas was "the home of the first railroad in Williamson County, the International-Great Northern Railroad". Nowadays, it's known more as the Hippo Capital of Texas and home to a pretty close-knit community. 

You'd barely realize you were passing through the "small" town if it weren't for the Hippo Pride proudly displayed from one end of town to the other. Hutto is conveniently located to the Northeast of Austin and Round Rock, with Highway 79 running smack dab down the middle.

Learn more about the history of Hutto by visiting the landmarks in the city, located at 101-205 East Street (Downtown Hutto), 202 Farley Street, & 204 Highway 79.

Why Hutto is Called Hutto


The first settler of Hutto, Texas was a freed slave by the name of Adam Orgain in 1854. In 1855, another settler ventured to Texas and landed in Hutto. His name was the town's namesake, James Emory Hutto (1824-1914).


Hutto, Texas is known for hippos because, as story as it, once upon a time a circus came to town. One of their beloved hippos escaped but was soon found in a nearby creek. Thus starting the tradition of hippos and why you'll see the concrete hippos all over town.  

Where Hutto, Texas is Located


Hutto, Texas is a small-town community of less than 35K in population located approximately 22 miles to the Northeast of Austin. You'll find Hutto off Highway 79 and conveniently located near Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown, and Taylor with Cedar Park and Bastrop close by.


Austin is about a 25 minute drive to reach the city limits but will take close to an hour to reach downtown or south Austin depending on if you take the toll road from Hutto, which is I-30.

Doing Business in Hutto, Texas


Hutto is mostly comprised of industrial businesses, including manufacturers, construction companies, and wholesalers. The largest tenants in Hutto include Paradigm Metals, Brycomm, Techline Pipe, Western Industries, AEND Industries, Action Gypsum Supply, Gulf Coast Paper, and Iowa Techniques. 

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What is the Zip Code of Hutto?

Unlike surrounding cities, Hutto has one zip code and one zip code only. (Just like it's mascot.) The zip code for Hutto, Texas is 78634.

Is Hutto, Texas a Safe Place to Live?

Hutto is recognized as of the safest places to live in Texas. In 2020, Hutto was declared the safest city in Texas according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. See the complete list of the safest cities in Texas on

Hutto, Texas Population


Hutto is recognized as one of the fastest growing areas in Central Texas with a population of just over 25,000 following the 2019 census. 

Photos of Hutto

We have compiled photos from all around Hutto, Texas in an effort to create a visual archive for generations to come. We have old Downtown Hutto, new constructions, and more. And be sure to check out separate Hippo Page for all the photos of hippos in town!

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Find City of Hutto Info

We've made it easy to find what you're looking for within the City of Hutto. 


The Haunting on Jake Hill in Hutto

One of the scariest stories in Williamson County takes places in Hutto on infamous Jake's Hill. Read here.

The History of Hutto

The Williamson County Historical Commission account of Hutto history can be read here.

Living in Hutto, Texas

One of the fastest growing cities in Texas, where people live longer, Hutto is more than hippos. Read here.

You Just Might Live Longer in Hutto

Turns out that living in Hutto, Texas just might expand your life expectancy. Read here.

You Just Might Live Longer in Hutto

Turns out that living in Hutto, Texas just might expand your life expectancy. Read here.

Hutto Named #2 on List of Safest Cities to Live in Texas

Turns out that living in Hutto, Texas is also safer! Read here.

Hutto Will Be Home to Sports Complex, Perfect Games

The Hutto sports complex coming to town with $800M development. Read here.

Hutto City Council to Consider Senior Tax, Homestead Exemption

Three proposals are on the table for Hutto City Council to consider. Read here.

Coming Soon to Hutto

Coming Soon to Hutto, Texas

Look at the City of Hutto, TX – Municipal Government developments coming to town!

Books About Hutto, Texas

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