Description of 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 a younger than 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.
Around the 1840s pioneers and settlers came to the area where they lived off the land. In the late 1800s, the railroad broke ground and a passenger train came through the town. The railroad then built a depot and named the site "Warren.” In 1961 the City of Nolanville was incorporated. At that time, the town had 200 hard working residents and a thriving economy. They wanted a town to call home and a place to raise their children with no worries. Today, citizens enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Central Texas landscape, the quiet, peaceful and affordable living, and the friendly community feeling. This truly is, “A Great Place to Live!”
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.