Austin, TX 78717 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 78717: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Austin, TX 78717

Not Acceptable, USPS
Brushy Creek, TX 78717

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 669
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,814
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,997
  • County: Williamson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.503, Longitude -97.742
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Austin, TX 78717 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,892
Population in Households 26,892
Population in Familes 22,893
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,912
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 9,931
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 7,024
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,881 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,170 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,761 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 950 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $272,902
Average Home Value $305,494


Median Household Income $101,140
Average Household Income $115,969
Per Capita Income $42,827
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.55% 2.58%
Households 2.57% 2.73%
Families 2.31% 2.53%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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 78717 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78717 to the other 1,873 ZIP Codes 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 # 404 78th
Population Density1 # 410 78th
Diversity Index2 # 760 60th
Median Household Income # 61 97th
Per Capita Income # 129 93rd

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