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Area & History Description

Description of the Area

Nolanville is located in Bell County, Texas, about an hour north of Austin, and it is part of the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city lies between Belton Lake and Stillhouse Hollow Lake. Nearby Fort Hood military base influences the diversity of residents and the values of the community. Located in beautiful Central Texas, Nolanville is truly “A Great Place to Live.”

Esri’s Tapestry Segmentation classifies the majority of Nolanville’s demographic as a “Crossroads” community. Crossroads communities are small towns with younger than the average population. Most residents within Nolanville work in the manufacturing, retail, construction, and service industries. Housing is fairly affordable and home ownership is higher than the U.S. average.

Historic Background

Around the 1840s, pioneers and settlers came to the area, where they lived off the rich land. The town was originally named Nolan Valley, but the name was changed to Nolanville in 1883. In the late 1800s, railroad tracks were laid and the first passenger train made its way through the community. That railroad still defines the community today. In March of 1961, the City of Nolanville was incorporated.

Historical Population Trends

The city was incorporated in 1961 and by 1970 it had a population of 902. Population growth remained steady from the 1970s until the 1990s, when it slowed slightly around 2,000 residents. Then the population doubled from 2,150 in 2000 to 4,259 in 2010; this appears to be largely the result of the development of a new 363-lot subdivision within the city limits. The most recent figures indicate that there were an estimated 4,463 people living in Nolanville in 2013. 

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