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Retail Trade and Leakage Numbers

National Retail

 Lockhart, Texas is strategically located between Austin and San Antonio, providing easy access to big city amenities and a great quality of life in a rural setting. SH130's opening reduces distance to Austin and San Antonio by 20 minutes.

Lockhart is on the eastern edge of the fast growing central Texas Interstate-35, minutes from Interstate-10, 20 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and 30 minutes from the State Capital.

With hundreds of thriving small businesses, a rich history, beautiful homes, bustling new subdivisions and warm friendly people, Lockhart offers a unique brand of historic small town hospitality coupled with the latest technology and the fast-paced growth of this Central Texas Area.

  • Daily traffic counts swell to over 19,500
  • Taxable Sales consistently up between +4% to +16%
  • Retail sales of $169 million
  • Restaurant sales of $23 million annually
  • Retail trade area population of 40,000
  • Growing +20% while retaining historic integrity

Retail Outlook PDF
Traffic Study PDF

Specialty Retail

With a burgeoning and bustling Central Business District, the City of Lockhart offers a large array of independent shops and retailers. Lockhart is quite unique when it comes to specialty retail, having a vast amount of antique stores, several businesses dedicated to western apparel, women's clothing stores, and much more. The Economic Development Department will also assist in helping you relocate your business to our exciting Business District.

This is what the Economic Development Department can assist in:

  • Revolving Loan Program                     
  • State and Federal Programs                 
  • State and Federal Grants                     
  • Marketing/Advertising Assistance
  • Business Plan Creation and Evaluation
  • Market Analysis
  • Consulting Services

Our Business Development Partners Include

The Retail Coach

Small Business Development Center
512-716-4800

Certified Business Advisor
lag150@txstate.edu- San Marcos Office

Lockhart Chamber of Commerce
512-398-2818

Greater Caldwell County Hispanic Chamber
512-398-9600

Retail Trade Area

 Product    Potential Sales   Est. Actual Sales  Leakage
 Lumber & Other Building Materials $6,906,612 $5,600,000 -$1,306,612
 Paint, Glass and Walpaper $1,858,320 $400,000 -$1,458,320
 Hardware Stores $4,109,090 $1,600,000 -$2,509,090
 Retail Nurseries and $2,683,071 $1,100,000 -$1,583,071
 General Merchandise $23,830,510 $14,000,000 -$9,830,505
 Meat and Fish Markets $1,202,217 0 -$1,202,217
 Fruit and Vegitable Markets  $602,464 $200,000 -$402,464
 Candy, Nut and Confection Stores $120,828 0 -$120,828
 Dairy Products Stores  $35,308 0 -$35,308
 Retail Bakeries  $345,347 $200,000 -$145,347
 Miscellaneous Food Stores $2,076,622 $400,000 -$1,676,622
 New and Used Car Dealers  $35,286,400 $18,600,000 -$16,686,400
 Used Car Dealers  $6,629,968 $4,700,000 -$1,929,968
 Auto and Home Supply Stores  $7,805,725 $3,700,000 -$4,105,725
 Gasoline Service Stations          $7,650,546 $6,700,000 -$950,546
 Boat Dealers           $735,485 0 -$735,485
 Recreational Vehicle Dealers  $1,082,585 0 -$1,082,585
 Motorcycle Dealers  $1,047,437 0 -$1,047,437
 Automotive Dealers, NEC  $1,598,971 $1,300,000 -$298,971
 Men's and Boys' Clothing Stores $660,247 0 -$660,247
 Women's Clothing Stores  $1,070,072 $500,000 -$570,072
 Women's Accessory and Specialty Stores  $160,120 0 -$160,120
 Children and Infants' Wear  $280,230 0 -$280,230
 Family Clothing Stores  $1,121,400 $800,000 -$321,400
 Shoe Stores                                            $1,395, 015 0 -$1,395,015
 Miscellaneous Apparel and Accessory $772,865 $100,000 -$672,865
 Radio, TV, and Computer Stores  $15,904,430 $2,700,000 -$13,204,430
 Eating Places                                          $30,517,620 $25,700,000 -$4,817,619
 Drug Stores and Proprietary $5,851,205 $4,300,000 -$1,551,205
 Liquor Stores $658,175 $200,000 -$458,175
 Used Merchandise Stores  $1,419,802 $500,000 -$919,802
 Sporting Goods, Bicycle and Gun Stores $1,090,316 $100,000 -$990,316
 Book Stores $524,197 $100,000 -$424,197
 Stationery Stores  $1,692,939 0 -$1,692,939
 Jewelry Stores $781,075 $200,000 -$581,075
 Hobby, Toy and Game Shops $961,359 $100,000 -$861,359
 Camera and photography Supply Stores  $65,036 0 -$65,036
 Gift Novelty and Souvenir Shops $1,054,451 $100,000 -$954,451
 Non-Store Retailers $2,697,258 $300,000 -$2,397,25
 Fuel and Ice Dealers $175,981 0 -$175,981
 Tobacco Stores and Stands $97,156 0 -$97,156
 News Dealers and Newstands $127,762 0 -$127,762
 Optical Goods Stores $469,601 0 -$469,601

Central Business District  (2007)

Product Potential Sales Est. Actual Sales Leakage
Auto and Home Supply Store $3,021,960 $0 $3,021,960
Autmootive Dealers $620,934 $0 $620,934
Retail Bakeries $145,285 $0 $145,285
Boat Dealers $257,263 $0 $257,263
Book Stores $151,203 $0 $151,203
Camera and Photography Supply Store $39,720 $0 $39,720
Candy, Nut, and Confection Stores $28,057 $0 $28,057
Children's and Infant's Wear $73,819 $0 $73,819
Dairy Products $7,800 $0 $7,800
Drinking Places $319,047 $0 $319,047
Drug Stores and Propriety $1,810,873 $500,000 $,310,873
Eating Prices $10,002,544 $2,300,000 $7,702,544
Family Clothing Stores $393,237 $0 $393,237
Fruit and Vegetable Markets $166,581 $0 $166,581
Fuel and Ice Dealers $71,763 $0 $71,763
Gasoline Service Stations $2,355,512 $700,000 $1,655,512
General Merchandies Store $8,347,752 $0 $8,347,752
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Shops $381,425 $200,000 $181,425
Grocery $9,492,870 $2,100,000 $7,392,870
Hardware Stores $1,241,298 $0 $1,241,298
Hobby, Toy, and Game Shops $250,156 $0 $250,156
Home Furnature and Furnishings $2,453,797 $1,800,000 $653,797
Household Appliances $381,624 $0 $381,624
Jewlery Stores $285,691 $0 $285,691
Liquor Stores $196,544 $0 $196,544
Luggage and Leather Goods Stores $14,016 $0 $14,016
Lumber and Other Building Materials $3,725,355 $0 $3,725,355
Meat and Fish Markets $348,466 $0 $348,466
Men's and boy's Clothing $192,904 $0 $192,904
Miscellaneous Apparel and Accesories $317,661 $200,000 $117,661
Miscellaneous Food Stores $704,088 $0 $704,088
Miscellaneous Retail Stores $3,318,399 $200,000 $3,118,399
Mobile Home Dealers $355,218 $0 $355,218
Motorcycle Dealers $348,912 $0 $348,912
New and Used Car Dealers $13,733,842 $0 $13,733,842
New Dealers and Newsstands $46,084 $0 $46,084
Non-Store Retailers $949,936 $0 $949,936
Optical Goods Stores $131,616 $0 $131,616
Paint, Glass and Wallpaper $650,773 $0 $650,773
Radio, TV, and Computer Stores $5,876,993 $0 $5,876,993
Recreational Nurseries and Garden $920,988 $0 $920,988
Sewing, Needlework and Craft Stores $45,638 $0 $45,638
Shoe Stores $457,547 $0 $457,547
Sporting Goods, Bicycle and Gun Stores $330,636 $0 $330,636
Stationary Stores $585,745 $0 $585,745
Tobacco Stores and Stands $29,518 $0 $29,518
Used Car Dealers $2,410,783 $2,100,000 $310,783
Used Merchandies Stores $477,630 $400,000 $77,630
Women's Accesory and Specialty Store $53,983 $0 $53,983
Women's Clothing Stores $354,558 $100,000 $254,558
Total $79,244,843 $10,800,000 $68,444,843