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Austin, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Austin is the 4th largest city in Texas with a population of 971,752 as of July 1, 2019. 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 30.2672 and longitude -97.7431 in Travis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Austin 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Austin: Montopolis, Waterloo.

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Austin, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Austin, TX Housing Affordability Index is 95
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Austin, TX Wealth Index is 97
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 971,752 (100%)
Population in Households 951,195 (97.9%)
Population in Families 651,847 (67.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 20,557 ( 2.1%)
Population Density 3,029
Diversity Index2 76
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,550
Average Household Income $98,483
Per Capita Income $40,729
Wealth Index4 97

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 432,678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182,033 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 221,032 (51.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 29,613 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $318,233
Housing Affordability Index3 95
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 403,065
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 205,794
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.12% 1.88%
Households 2.21% 1.94%
Families 2.01% 1.76%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Austin, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Austin to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 Density # 160 91st
Diversity Index # 147 91st
Median Household Income # 352 80th
Per Capita Income # 168 90th

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