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Incorporated in 1960, City founders considered the Interstate 35 and Loop 1604 interchange a perfect location amid gently-rolling hills. Live Oak has evolved from a rich farming and ranching tradition to developments of peaceful residential neighborhoods, multiple shopping centers, a major hospital and medical complexes, college campuses, and financial resources.

Live Oak originated as a German community with 316 inhabitants who were responsible for establishing the City's name as "Live Oak". When the first U.S. Census was taken following incorporation in 1970, Live Oak had a population of 2,779. As of September 30, 2007 the City has a land area of approximately 5.5 square miles and an estimated population of 12,000. In 2017, the City of Live Oak was estimated to have 15,395 residents, and a total of 6,450 housing units. The City is a full service community providing all core municipal services including public safety (police and fire protection), solid waste, and public utilities (including water and wastewater).

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