Austin, TX

Census Place

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2022 Population
958,202
1.43% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.2
0.885% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.4%
0.733% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$86,556
9.61% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$461,500
21% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
570,555
2.69% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Austin, TX had a population of 958k people with a median age of 34.2 and a median household income of $86,556. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Austin, TX grew from 944,658 to 958,202, a 1.43% increase and its median household income grew from $78,965 to $86,556, a 9.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Austin, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.7%), White (Hispanic) (15.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.26%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.91%), and Other (Hispanic) (7.88%).

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.

88.5% of the residents in Austin, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Austin, TX are The University of Texas at Austin (17,432 degrees awarded in 2022), Austin Community College District (7,243 degrees), and Saint Edward's University (227845) (993 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Austin, TX was $461,500, and the homeownership rate was 44.4%.

Most people in Austin, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Austin, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Austin, TX is home to a population of 958k people, from which 88.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 18.2% of Austin, TX residents were born outside of the country (174k people).

In 2022, there were 3.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (457k people) in Austin, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 149k White (Hispanic) and 79.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88.5%
2022 Citizenship
88.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88.5% of Austin, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Austin, TX was 88.1%, 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)
    457k ± 3.99k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    149k ± 4.61k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    79.2k ± 2.58k
32.5%
Hispanic Population
312k people

In 2022, there were 3.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (457k people) in Austin, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 149k White (Hispanic) and 79.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

32.5% of the people in Austin, TX are hispanic (312k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

18.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
174k people
18.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
175k people

As of 2022, 18.2% of Austin, TX residents (174k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Austin, TX was 18.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    10,239 ± 1,054
  2. Vietnam
    8,095 ± 748
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,951 ± 851

Austin, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Austin, TX employs 571k people. The largest industries in Austin, TX are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (100,078 people), Educational Services (55,978 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (54,569 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($120,671), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($92,903), and Utilities ($91,783).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

571k
2022 Value
± 7,433
2.69%
1 Year growth
± 1.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Austin, TX grew at a rate of 2.69%, from 556k employees to 571k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Austin, TX, are Management Occupations (82,506 people), Sales & Related Occupations (55,210 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (50,598 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

571k
2022 Value
± 7,433
2.69%
1 Year growth
± 1.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Austin, TX grew at a rate of 2.69%, from 556k employees to 571k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Austin, TX, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (100,078 people), Educational Services (55,978 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (54,569 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

$58,973
Median earning men ± $1,146
$48,351
Median earning women ± $1,072

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($93,243), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,037), and Manufacturing ($82,060).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($88,582), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($69,467), and Manufacturing ($68,069).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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

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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%).

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 38 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.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 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 2022, universities in Austin, TX awarded 29,611 degrees. The student population of Austin, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 42,310 male students and 57,750 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Austin, TX are White (11,534 and 41.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (7,993 and 28.5%), Asian (4,671 and 16.7%), and Black or African American (2,172 and 7.75%).

The largest universities in Austin, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at Austin (17,432 and 58.9%), Austin Community College District (7,243 and 24.5%), and Saint Edward's University (227845) (993 and 3.35%).

The most popular majors in Austin, TX are General Studies (1,821 and 6.15%), General Business Administration & Management (1,231 and 4.16%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (1,149 and 3.88%).

The median tuition costs in Austin, TX are $34,700 for private four year colleges, and $6,854 and $25,560 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Austin, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 38%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 38.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 100,060 (42.3% men and 57.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 100,060 students enrolled in Austin, TX, 42.3% men and 57.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 35,667 records, of which 56.4% were women and 43.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 463 degrees awarded
  2. 719 degrees awarded
  3. 576 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Austin, TX was General Computer & Information Sciences with 463 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. 17,432 degrees awarded
  2. 7,243 degrees awarded
  3. 993 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas at Austin with 17,432 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 12,447 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Austin, TX, which is 0.725 times less than the 17,164 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 11,534 degrees mean that there were 1.44 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 7,993 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 ($34,700) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($6,570) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Austin, TX was $461,500 in 2022, which is 1.64 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $381,400 to $461,500, a 21% increase. The homeownership rate in Austin, TX is 44.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Austin, TX have an average commute time of 24.1 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 $86,556. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Austin, TX was Census Tract 16.04 with a value of $233,875, followed by Census Tract 1.02 and Census Tract 16.03, with respective values of $224,688 and $194,500.

Property

$461,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,778
$188,029
Median Property Taxes
±$3,424

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

44.4%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 44.4% of the housing units in Austin, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 44.7%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Austin, TX was Census Tract 16.04 with a value of $233,875, followed by Census Tract 1.02 and Census Tract 16.03, with respective values of $224,688 and $194,500.

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

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Household Income

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$86,556
Median Household Income
± $1,183
423k
Number of Households
± 6,161

In 2022, the median household income of the 423k households in Austin, TX grew to $86,556 from the previous year's value of $78,965.

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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Austin, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (62.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (22.9%)
  3. Carpooled (7.25%)

In 2022, 62.6% of workers in Austin, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (22.9%) and those who carpooled to work (7.25%).

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Austin, TX have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.37% 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

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Austin, TX (116k out of 936k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Health

87.2% of the population of Austin, TX has health coverage, with 58.2% on employee plans, 9.37% on Medicaid, 6.83% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.69% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Travis County, TX see 1138 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.73% decrease from the previous year (1158 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1391 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 318 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,138 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Travis County, TX

Primary care physicians in Travis County, TX see an average of 1,138 patients per year. This represents a 1.73% decrease from the previous year (1,158 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20% under 18 years, 31.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.8%
Uninsured
58.2%
Employer Coverage
9.37%
Medicaid
6.83%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
0.69%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Austin, TX declined by 0.115% from 12.8% to 12.8%.

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