Austin, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Austin, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Austin is the 4th largest city in Texas with a population of 856,569 as of July 1, 2015. Austin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Austin is located at latitude 30.3039 and longitude -97.7544 in Travis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Austin (see map below) encompass a land area of 312.42 sq. miles and a water area of 7.07 sq. miles. Travis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 489 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Austin are located in Travis County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Williamson County, and Hays County.

The City of Austin has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Austin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Austin: Montopolis, Waterloo.

City of Austin, TX Boundary Map

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Austin, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 856,569
Population in Households 835,981
Population in Familes 572,124
Population in Group Qrtrs 20,588
Population Density1 2,875
Diversity Index2 75
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 352,699
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 181,047
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 382,517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 151,088 (39.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 201,611 (52.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 29,818 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $281,545
Average Home Value $354,770
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,119
Average Household Income $76,529
Per Capita Income $31,824
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.54% 1.98%
Households 1.58% 2.08%
Families 1.37% 1.88%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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.

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Austin, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Austin to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 4 100th
Population Density1 # 169 90th
Diversity Index2 # 133 92nd
Median Household Income # 629 64th
Per Capita Income # 250 86th

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