Austin County TX Information


Austin County Subdivisions

Austin County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,997
Population in Households 29,785
Population in Familes 25,354
Population in Group Qrtrs 212
Population Density1 46
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 11,436
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 8,254
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,594 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,414 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,022 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,158 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $186,791
Average Home Value $257,722


Median Household Income $57,064
Average Household Income $74,973
Per Capita Income $28,867
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 0.81%
Households 0.86% 0.81%
Families 0.77% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Austin County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Austin County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 95 63rd
Population Density1 # 83 68th
Diversity Index2 # 103 60th
Median Household Income # 31 88th
Per Capita Income # 35 87th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.