Austin, TX

947,897 Population
312.4 square miles 3,034 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
3.4%
was 3.3%
Ranked 4th Highest in TX
Population Density
3,034
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
36.9%
was 35.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
17.6%
was 18.1%
Ranked 27th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
21.5%
was 21.9%
Ranked 55th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
8.5%
was 7.6%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
2.9
was 3
Ranked 3rd Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
13.5%
was 17.8%
Ranked 26th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$60,939
was $56,351
Ranked 19th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.2
48.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2.5
was 3.0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
372.5
was 363.5
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,771
was 4,849.6
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
405,387
was 375,441
Ranked 4th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$1,194
was $1,008
Ranked 15th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
11,834
was 10,210
 
Occupied Housing Units
372,327
was 349,200
 
Homeownership Rate
44.9%
was 45.1%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
2,573
was 2,539
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,296.3
was 1,210.4
Ranked 10th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
13.9%
was 12.0%
Ranked 44th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
9,261
was 7,671
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 56th Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
31.5
was 28.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
13.4
was 12.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
91.6%
was 92.8%
Ranked 29th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
84.2%
Ranked 19th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.4%
was 98.6%
Ranked 24th Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
89.2%
was 87.5%
Ranked 19th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
49.2%
was 46.7%
Ranked 9th Highest in TX

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