Austin, TX

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2020 Population
965,872
1.58% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
33.7
1.2% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
12.5%
5.3% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$75,752
5.83% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$358,600
6.28% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
562,589
2.12% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Austin, TX had a population of 966k people with a median age of 33.7 and a median household income of $75,752. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Austin, TX grew from 950,807 to 965,872, a 1.58% increase and its median household income grew from $71,576 to $75,752, a 5.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Austin, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (48.2%), White (Hispanic) (21.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.65%), Other (Hispanic) (7.58%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.4%).

None of the households in Austin, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88.4% of the residents in Austin, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Austin, TX are The University of Texas at Austin (15,363 degrees awarded in 2020), Austin Community College District (5,590 degrees), and Saint Edward's University (1,175 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Austin, TX was $358,600, and the homeownership rate was 45.5%.

Most people in Austin, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Austin, TX was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Austin, TX is home to a population of 966k people, from which 88.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 18.5% of Austin, TX residents were born outside of the country (174k people).

In 2020, there were 2.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (466k people) in Austin, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 204k White (Hispanic) and 73.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.4%
2020 Citizenship
87.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 88.4% of Austin, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Austin, TX was 87.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Austin, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    466k ± 3.88k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    204k ± 5.16k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    73.9k ± 2.65k
33.3%
Hispanic Population
322k people

In 2020, there were 2.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (466k people) in Austin, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 204k White (Hispanic) and 73.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

33.3% of the people in Austin, TX are hispanic (322k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Foreign-Born Population

18.5%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
174k people
18.4%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
169k people

As of 2018, 18.5% of Austin, TX residents (174k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Austin, TX was 18.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    10,481 ± 899
  2. Vietnam
    10,095 ± 772
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,615 ± 639

Austin, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Austin, TX employs 563k people. The largest industries in Austin, TX are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (87,351 people), Educational Services (57,376 people), and Retail Trade (54,073 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($93,673), Utilities ($81,141), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,622).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

563k
2020 Value
± 7,314
2.12%
1 Year growth
± 1.68%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Austin, TX grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 551k employees to 563k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Austin, TX, are Management Occupations (74,815 people), Sales & Related Occupations (57,855 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (53,676 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Austin, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

563k
2020 Value
± 7,314
2.12%
1 Year growth
± 1.68%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Austin, TX grew at a rate of 2.12%, from 551k employees to 563k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Austin, TX, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (87,351 people), Educational Services (57,376 people), and Retail Trade (54,073 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Austin, TX, though some of these residents may live in Austin, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,061
Median earning men ± $774
$41,261
Median earning women ± $517

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($75,078), Manufacturing ($73,255), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,734).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,977), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,527), and Manufacturing ($56,342).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Austin, TX awarded 25,765 degrees. The student population of Austin, TX in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 43,538 male students and 61,178 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Austin, TX are White (10,743 and 44.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (6,656 and 27.7%), Asian (3,370 and 14%), and Black or African American (1,819 and 7.58%).

The largest universities in Austin, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at Austin (15,363 and 59.6%), Austin Community College District (5,590 and 21.7%), and Saint Edward's University (1,175 and 4.56%).

The most popular majors in Austin, TX are General Studies (1,553 and 6.03%), General Business Administration & Management (1,078 and 4.18%), and General Business (821 and 3.19%).

The median tuition costs in Austin, TX are $22,735 for private four year colleges, and $6,729 and $26,256 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Austin, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 38.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 37.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 104,716 (41.6% men and 58.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 104,716 students enrolled in Austin, TX, 41.6% men and 58.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 40,776 records, of which 56.6% were women and 43.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 459 degree-majors awarded
  2. 726 degree-majors awarded
  3. 553 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Austin, TX was General Economics with 459 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Austin, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 15,363 degrees awarded
  2. 5,590 degrees awarded
  3. 1,175 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas at Austin with 15,363 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 11,361 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Austin, TX, which is 0.789 times less than the 14,404 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 10,743 degrees mean that there were 1.61 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 6,656 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($22,735) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($8,820) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,350) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Austin, TX was $358,600 in 2020, which is 1.56 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $337,400 to $358,600, a 6.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Austin, TX is 45.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Austin, TX have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Austin, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Austin, TX is $75,752. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Austin, TX was Census Tract 1.02 with a value of $185,385, followed by Census Tract 16.04 and Census Tract 16.03, with respective values of $183,125 and $168,092.

Property

$358,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,511
$179,897
Median Property Taxes
±$3,521

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Austin, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Austin, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

45.5%
Homeownership
2020
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 45.5% of the housing units in Austin, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 45.1%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Austin, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1.02
  2. Census Tract 16.04
  3. Census Tract 16.03

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Austin, TX was Census Tract 1.02 with a value of $185,385, followed by Census Tract 16.04 and Census Tract 16.03, with respective values of $183,125 and $168,092.

The following map shows all of the places in Austin, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$75,752
Median Household Income
± $934
395k
Number of Households
± 5,669

In 2020, the median household income of the 395k households in Austin, TX grew to $75,752 from the previous year's value of $71,576.

The following chart displays the households in Austin, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Austin, TX is from Texas.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (70.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.4%)
  3. Carpooled (8.45%)

In 2020, 70.1% of workers in Austin, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.4%) and those who carpooled to work (8.45%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Austin, TX have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in Austin, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Austin, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Austin, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Austin, TX (118k out of 944k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Austin, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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87.2% of the population of Austin, TX has health coverage, with 57.5% on employee plans, 9.75% on Medicaid, 6.56% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.788% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Travis County, TX see 1158 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1176 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 343 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,158 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Travis County, TX

Primary care physicians in Travis County, TX see an average of 1,158 patients per year. This represents a 1.53% decrease from the previous year (1,176 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Travis County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 31.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.29% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.8%
Uninsured
57.5%
Employer Coverage
9.75%
Medicaid
6.56%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
0.788%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Austin, TX declined by 6.26% from 13.6% to 12.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Austin, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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