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Austin, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Austin is the 4th largest city in Texas with a population of 935,806 as of July 1, 2017. 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 30.3039 and longitude -97.7544 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Austin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Austin: Montopolis, Waterloo.

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


Total Population 935,806
Daytime Population: Workers 688,163
Daytime Population: Residents 428,470
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,116,633
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 915,463
Population in Familes 627,880
Population in Group Qrtrs 20,343
Population Density2 2,995
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $57,625
Average Household Income $86,669
Per Capita Income $35,993


Total Housing Units 417,730 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 162,296 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 224,037 (53.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 31,397 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $258,642
Average Home Value $328,773


Total Households 386,333
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 198,161
Average Family Size 3
  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 1.98% 1.82%
Households 2.03% 1.9%
Families 1.81% 1.66%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 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 # 4 100th
Population Density # 156 91st
Diversity Index # 147 92nd
Median Household Income # 458 74th
Per Capita Income # 220 87th

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