Located in Williamson County, with a portion of the area in Travis County, in the state of Texas, and form part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area. The city is situated in a fault line called the Balcones Escarpment and straddles on both sides. The city's area is mainly flat and is characterized to possess a fertile soil in the Blackland Prairie on the east, and by the Escarpment on the west which is mostly hilly with little topsoil. The Money magazine once named Round Rock as the seventh-best small city in the United States and the only Texas state that made it to Top 10 in 2008. It was also called by a CNN article in 2009 as listed to be the second-fastest-growing city in the whole United States. Round Rock is also known as the international headquarters for Dell Technologies, which employs almost 16,000 residents in the nearby region in its facilities in the city. The company's presence, along with other economies, made a tremendous economic boost to Round Rock.
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