Get to know Pflugerville, TX

The city of Pflugerville is an Austin suburb, 14 miles northeast of the city.  The area was settled in 1850 by German immigrant Henry Pfluger, Sr., a wealthy farmer who had lost his property in the Prussian War.  It was not until after the Civil War that a community developed and businesses were started.  In 1904 tracks of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad were completed just outside of town.  The location so close to the rail line led to rapid population growth.  The Great Depression brought the growth to a stop as did the end of World War II.  People left the community for larger cities, like Austin, with more employment opportunities.  Pflugerville survived and received national attention for its 55 consecutive game winning streak in football between 1958 and 1962.  It was incorporated in 1965 and the population began to rebound.  New development in the 1980s led it to become one of Texas’ fastest growing cities.  It was featured on NBC’s Friday Night Lights, with Pflugerville High School’s Kuempel Stadium used as the set of the football games.  It is also known for its annual German festival, Deutschen Pfest, which is held the third weekend in May.

Quick Facts

Population: 52,138

Median Household Income: $74,196

Median Property Value: $168,500

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