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Austin, Texas - Basic Facts

Austin is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Austin.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Travis County at latitude 30.2672 and longitude -97.7431. Travis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 489 feet.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Austin: Montopolis, Waterloo.

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Also See: Austin, TX ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

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.

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

POPULATION

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
 

HOUSEHOLDS

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

HOUSING

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
 

INCOME

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

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.

Information Updates

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