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Austin, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Austin is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Travis County at latitude 30.3039 and longitude -97.7544. Travis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 489 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Austin, but most people and references simply refer to it as Austin, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Austin indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Austin: Montopolis, Waterloo.

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Austin, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 843,140
Population in Households 822,663
Population in Familes 564,581
Population in Group Qrtrs 20,477
Population Density1 2,830
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 346,509
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 178,255
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 376,619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150,326 (39.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 196,183 (52.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 30,110 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $260,528
Average Home Value $329,444


Median Household Income $51,280
Average Household Income $74,720
Per Capita Income $31,036
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.53% 2.0%
Households 1.53% 2.09%
Families 1.32% 1.88%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   3.36%
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, 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, 2014 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 # 168 90th
Diversity Index2 # 126 93rd
Median Household Income # 573 67th
Per Capita Income # 246 86th

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