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Austin Demographic Information

Austin's population grew from 790,390 in 2010 to 820,611 in 2011, representing a 3.8% growth.

Austin's population grew from 790,390 in 2010 to 820,611 in 2011, representing a 3.8% growth.

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Austin Texas is the fourth-largest city in Texas and the 13th most populous city in the United States with a population of 820,611 (according to the 2011 U.S. Census). Austin was the third-fastest-growing large city in the nation from 2000 to 2006. The city is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos metropolitan area, which has a population of over 1,783,519 (2011 U.S. Census), making it the 34th-largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Residents of Austin, Texas are known as “Austinites”. They include a diverse mix of government employees (e.g., university faculty & staff, law enforcement, political staffers); foreign and domestic college students; musicians; high-tech workers; blue-collar workers and businesspeople. According to the 2010 Census, the racial composition of Austin is:

  • Anglo (Non-Hispanic White): 48.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 35.1%
  • African American: 8.1%
  • Asian: 6.3%
  • Other: 3.4%

There are 354,241 housing units with an owner occupancy rate of 45.1% and a vacancy rate of 8.3%. Of the 324,892 households, 28.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% are married couples living together, 6.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 48.1% are non-families. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 3.14. In the city the population is spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 14.5% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. Males make up 50.57% of the population, and females 49.43%.

The median income for a household is $50,132, and the median income for a family is $62,153. 18.4% of the population are below the poverty line. The median house price is $198,083, and it has increased every year since 2003.

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Nov 7, 2012 02:35 am
 Posted by  Sarayu

Where do over 65 yr olds live/concentrate?

Apr 18, 2013 11:05 am
 Posted by  AlDee

What are the best areas for apartment living?

Jan 2, 2014 04:51 pm
 Posted by  Ypeee

What is it like living downtown not in the burbs
i.e safe/parking/public transport/groceries....)
And where do seniors tend to live?

Jan 3, 2014 06:48 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Many seniors live in the downtown area because of it's walkability, access to restaurants, Whole Foods, galleries, music scene, and parks. But Austin is as diverse as it's demographics, so the question remains, what will make you happy? I am sure to be able to find it!

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