Austin Demographic Information
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.