Hutto Fire Rescue serves a 63 square mile area of Central Texas which has experienced an explosive population growth. As of the 2000 United States of America Census, Hutto had a population of 1250 persons with an estimated population in the coverage area for Hutto Fire Rescue of approximately 5,000. But by the end of 2005 the City of Hutto population was estimated to be over 12,000 and the Hutto Fire Rescue coverage area to be over 32,800. Current population estimates now show the City of Hutto at approximately 17,500 people while the service area for Hutto Fire Rescue is estimated to be 39,000 people. By the year 2030 population projections for the City of Hutto are over 60,000 with the entire Hutto Fire Rescue coverage area at around 80,000. This unprecedented growth is driven in large part by the construction of State Highway 130 (SH130) thru Hutto. SH130 parallels the Interstate Highway 35 corridor which runs thru Austin and Central Texas. Williamson County in general and the City of Hutto in particular have been recognized as one of the fastest growing areas in Texas. This growth trend is not expected to slow for many years to come.