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Austin, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Austin is the 4th largest city in Texas with a population of 1,007,847 as of July 1, 2023. 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).

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 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.

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Austin, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 1,007,847 (100%)
Population in Households 977,723 (97.0%)
Population in Families 656,820 (65.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 30,124 ( 3.0%)
Population Density 3,144
Diversity Index2 81


Median Household Income $82,380
Average Household Income $122,878
% of Income for Mortgage4 36%
Per Capita Income $53,362
Wealth Index5 100
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (50.4)


Total HU (Housing Units) 475,159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192,561 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 243,957 (51.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 38,641 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $487,691
Average Home Value $574,999
Housing Affordability Index3 63


Total Households 436,518
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 211,064
Average Family Size 3.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 1.45% 0.91%
Households 1.88% 1.31%
Families   1.13%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
Owner Occupied HU   0.65%

Austin, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Austin to the other 1,862 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 153 92nd
Median Household Income # 366 80th
Housing Affordability Index # 302 16th
Per Capita Income # 137 93rd
Diversity Index # 165 91st

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