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.

Diversity

Austin, TX is home to a population of 966k people, from which 88.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 18% 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.

Race and Ethnicity

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).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Austin, TX as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
174k people
18.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
179k people

As of 2020, 18% of Austin, TX residents (174k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Austin, TX was 18.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

32
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Austin, TX was 33.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Austin, TX are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Austin, TX residents was 33.

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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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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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Military

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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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Texas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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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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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Economy

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.

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.

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).

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,752
2020 value
± $934
5.83%
1 Year Growth
± 1.66%

Households in Austin, TX have a median annual income of $75,752, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $71,576 in 2019, which represents a 5.83% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Austin, TX compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$70,236
Average Male Salary in Texas
± $745
$50,589
Average Female Salary in Texas
± $558

In 2020, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.39 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Texas
  1. Asian
    $71,020 ± $2,237
  2. White
    $57,454 ± $557
  3. American Indian
    $48,111 ± $6,839

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.24 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Texas.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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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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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
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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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

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 Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    70,030 ± 2,616
  2. Hispanic
    54,469 ± 2,371
  3. Black
    15,704 ± 1,350

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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Occupations

Employment by 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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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Austin, TX, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (74,815 people), Sales & Related Occupations (57,855 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (53,676 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Austin, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.24 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.2 times), and Legal Occupations (1.81 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Austin, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($92,253), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($86,463), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($85,776).

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Industries

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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Most Common

The most common industries in Austin, TX, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (87,351 people), Educational Services (57,376 people), and Retail Trade (54,073 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Austin, TX has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.09 times higher than expected), Information (1.96 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Austin, TX, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($93,673), Utilities ($81,141), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,622).

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Domestic Trade

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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%). The most partisan county was Roberts County, TX with 96.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Texas
52.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Texas
  1. 96.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 95.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 95% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Texas was Roberts County, TX with 96.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Texas colored by their party leaning.

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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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Education

In 2020, universities in Austin, TX awarded 25,692 degrees. The student population of Austin, TX is skewed towards women, with 43,467 male students and 61,158 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Austin, TX are White (10,730 and 44.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (6,607 and 27.6%), Asian (3,366 and 14.1%), and Black or African American (1,812 and 7.57%).

The largest universities in Austin, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at Austin (15,363 and 59.8%), Austin Community College District (5,590 and 21.8%), and Saint Edward's University (1,175 and 4.57%).

The most popular majors in Austin, TX are General Studies (1,553 and 6.04%), General Business Administration & Management (1,078 and 4.2%), and General Business (821 and 3.2%).

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.

Concentrations

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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 15,363 degrees awarded
  2. 5,590 degrees awarded
  3. 1,175 degrees awarded
$6,729
Median In-State Public
$22,735
Median Private

In 2020, the Austin, TX 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 Sex for Common Institutions

11,297
Degrees Awarded to Men
14,395
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 11,297 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Austin, TX, which is 0.785 times less than the 14,395 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the top 5 institutions in Austin, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    10,730 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    6,607 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    3,366 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Austin, TX was White students. These 10,730 degrees mean that there were 1.62 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 6,607 degrees awarded.

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Housing & 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 lower than 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.

Housing

Property Value

$358,600
2020 Median
± $3,511
$337,400
2019 Median
± $3,146

In 2020, the median property value in Austin, TX grew to to $358,600 from the previous year's value of $337,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Austin, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Austin, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Austin, TX 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.

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Rent vs Own

45.5%
2020 Homeownership
45.1%
2019 Homeownership

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 percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Austin, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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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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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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Transportation

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, followed by false.

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Health

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.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (23.2%). Additionally, Burleson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.6%)

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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Texas
$4,696
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,273
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,895
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 23.2% prevalence
  2. 22.7% prevalence
  3. 22.5% prevalence

Trinity County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 23.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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