McDade is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northern Bastrop County, Texas, located along U.S. Route 290. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 685. It is 9 miles (14 km) east of Elgin and 34 miles (55 km) east ofAustin. It is 21 miles (34 km) west of Giddings.
The McDade Independent School District serves area students.
McDade was, for several years, the childhood home of 1950s television and recording star Gale Storm, as her mother owned a millinery shop in McDade.