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Austin, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Austin is the 4th largest city in Texas with a population of 969,733 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 969,733
Population in Households 949,150
Population in Familes 657,192
Population in Group Qrtrs 20,583
Population Density2 3,104
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $59,435
Average Household Income $88,879
Per Capita Income $36,986


Total Housing Units 431,857 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178,633 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 222,911 (51.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 30,312 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $267,918
Average Home Value $352,233


Total Households 401,545
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 205,727
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.18% 2.03%
Households 2.26% 2.08%
Families 2.05% 1.91%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Austin, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Austin to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 91st
Diversity Index # 145 92nd
Median Household Income # 427 76th
Per Capita Income # 214 88th

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