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 903,753 as of July 1, 2016. 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 (GNIS ID: 2409761) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Austin is located within Austin Division of Travis County.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Austin: Montopolis, Waterloo.

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


Total Population 903,753
Population in Households 883,088
Population in Familes 606,496
Population in Group Qrtrs 20,665
Population Density1 2,893
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 369,024
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 189,185
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 400,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154,512 (38.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 214,512 (53.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 31,405 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $248,688
Average Home Value $323,605


Median Household Income $55,174
Average Household Income $81,998
Per Capita Income $33,707
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.73% 1.99%
Households 1.61% 1.98%
Families 1.35% 1.77%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 4 100th
Population Density1 # 162 91st
Diversity Index2 # 141 92nd
Median Household Income # 475 73rd
Per Capita Income # 225 87th

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