Austin, TX 78742 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 78742: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Austin, TX 78742

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 23
  • Single Family Addresses: 218
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 96
  • County: Travis County
  • Centroid: Latitude 30.234, Longitude -97.673
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Austin, TX 78742 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,872
Daytime Population: Workers 1,109
Daytime Population: Residents 1,132
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,241
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 1,872
Population in Familes 1,564
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 287
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $25,000
Average Household Income $43,168
Per Capita Income $12,268


Total Housing Units 586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 211 (36.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 321 (54.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $44,703
Average Home Value $103,673


Total Households 532
Average Household Size 3.52
Family Households 383
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.69% 1.36%
Households 1.08% 1.18%
Families 0.9% 1.02%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

Austin, TX 78742 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78742 to the other 1,848 ZIP Codes in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1298 30th
Population Density # 717 61st
Diversity Index # 112 94th
Median Household Income # 1806 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1799 3rd

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