Hutto is a city in Williamson County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. The population was 1,250 at the 2000 census; it had grown to 7,401 in the 2005 census estimate and had reached 17,120 by January 2008. Hutto is located at about seven miles (11km) east of Round Rock and 22miles (35km) northeast of Austin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0square miles (2.5Square kilometers), all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,250 people, 398 households, and 318 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,297.8 people per square mile (502.7/km2). There were 424 housing units at an average density of 440.2 per square mile (170.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 76.48% White, 5.36% African American, 0.72% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 15.52% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.72% of the population.