Austin Demographic Information

Austin's population grew from 790,390 in 2010 to 912,791 in 2014.

Photo By Anne Hornyak


Are you thinking of moving to Austin??  Austin, Texas is the fourth-largest city in Texas and the 11th most populous city in the United States with a population of 912,791 (according to the 2014 U.S. Census), which is up over 10% since 2011!!!!  The city is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area, which has a combined population of over 2,000,860 (2015 U.S. Census), making it the 33rd-largest metropolitan area in the United States. The Austin-Round Rock metro area was the fourth-fastest-growing city in the nation from 2010 to 2015.

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 last census (2010), 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%

At the time of the last census, there was 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% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.1% were non-families. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.14. In the city the population was 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 was 31 years. Males made up 50.57% of the population, and females 49.43%.

The median income for an Austin household in 2010 was $50,132, and the median income for a family was $62,153. 18.4% of the population is below the poverty line. The median house price was $198,083, and had increased every year since 2003.

With the mass growth that Austin has seen over the past few years, it will be very exciting to see the updated city statistics in the 2020 Census!


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