Austin, TX

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Population

950,714

0.297% growth

Median Age

33.4


Median Household Income

$67,755

1.59% growth

Poverty Rate

15.4%


Number of Employees

551,084

0.506% growth

Median Property Value

$332,700

7.84% growth

About

In 2017, Austin, TX had a population of 951k people with a median age of 33.4 and a median household income of $67,755. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Austin, TX grew from 947,897 to 950,714, a 0.297% increase and its median household income grew from $66,697 to $67,755, a 1.59% increase.

The population of Austin, TX is 47.7% White Alone, 34.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.52% Asian Alone. 33.4% of the people in Austin, TX speak a non-English language, and 87.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Austin, TX are The University of Texas at Austin (17,181 degrees awarded in 2016), Austin Community College District (3,394 degrees), and Saint Edward's University (1,104 degrees).

The median property value in Austin, TX is $332,700, and the homeownership rate is 45%. Most people in Austin, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Austin, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Austin, TX employs 551k people. The largest industries in Austin, TX are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (75,427 people), Educational Services (58,591 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (52,161 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($90,093), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,092), and Utilities ($67,780).

Median household income in Austin, TX is $67,755. Males in Austin, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,183. The income inequality in Austin, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,755

2017 value

± $2,053

1.59%

1 Year Growth

± 3.92%

Households in Austin, TX have a median annual income of $67,755, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,697 in 2016, which represents a 1.59% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,834

Average Male Salary

± $720

$47,183

Average Female Salary

± $513

In 2017, full-time male employees in Austin, TX made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Austin, TX 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

  1. Asian

    $66,972 ± $2,204

  2. White

    $53,020 ± $510

  3. Two or More Races

    $45,863 ± $2,727

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Austin, TX workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Austin, TX is from Texas.

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.678% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 17.55

  2. Census Tract 19.12

  3. Census Tract 17.19

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Austin, TX was Census Tract 17.55 with a value of $170,682, followed by Census Tract 19.12 and Census Tract 17.19, with respective values of $168,571 and $142,543.

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 Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Austin, TX (138k out of 896k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    92,067 ± 2,534

  2. Hispanic

    71,383 ± 2,300

  3. Other

    16,456 ± 1,211

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

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

551k

2017 Value

± 14,569

0.506%

1 Year growth

± 3.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Austin, TX grew at a rate of 0.506%, from 548k employees to 551k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Austin, TX, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (45,440 people), Software Developers & Programmers (20,561 people), and Other Business Operations Specialists (16,388 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 Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (45,440 people), Software Developers & Programmers (20,561 people), and Other Business Operations Specialists (16,388 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Austin, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Preschool & Kinder (3.35 times higher than expected), Architects, Surveyors, & Cartographers (2.83 times), and Software Developers & Programmers (2.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Austin, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($93,458), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,033), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,686).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

551k

2017 Value

± 14,569

0.506%

1 Year growth

± 3.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Austin, TX grew at a rate of 0.506%, from 548k employees to 551k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Austin, TX, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (75,427 people), Educational Services (58,591 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (52,161 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 (75,427 people), Educational Services (58,591 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (52,161 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Austin, TX has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.83 times higher than expected), Information (1.64 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Austin, TX, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($90,093), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,092), and Utilities ($67,780).

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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. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline with $216B and Mixed freight and $159B.

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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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

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. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

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

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Health

87.5% of the population of Austin, TX has health coverage, with 57.2% on employee plans, 10.2% on Medicaid, 6.13% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 0.806% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Austin, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

12.5%

Uninsured

57.2%

Employer Coverage

10.2%

Medicaid

6.13%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

0.806%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Austin, TX declined by 4.38% from 13% to 12.5%.

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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Austin, TX is home to a population of 951k people, from which 87.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 17.7% of Austin, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Austin, TX is composed of 454k White Alone residents (47.7%), 325k Hispanic or Latino residents (34.2%), 71.5k Asian Alone residents (7.52%), 69.9k Black or African American Alone residents (7.35%), 26.1k Two or More Races residents (2.74%), 2.41k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.253%), 1.94k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.204%), and 104 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0109%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Austin, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (214,583 speakers), Chinese (14,346 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (9,346 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Austin, TX was 33.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Austin, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Austin, TX residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

17.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 17.7% of Austin, TX residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Austin, TX was 17.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,536,761 ± 37,310 people

  2. India

    269,624 ± 12,687 people

  3. El Salvador

    222,793 ± 11,543 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Austin, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,536,761 Austin, TX residents, followed by India with 269,624 and El Salvador with 222,793.

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Citizenship

87.2%

2017 Citizenship

88.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.2% of Austin, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Austin, TX was 88.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    454k ± 10.1k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    325k ± 16.6k

  3. Asian Alone

    71.5k ± 4.24k

In 2017, there were 1.4 times more White Alone residents (454k people) in Austin, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 325k Hispanic or Latino and 71.5k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Austin, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    214,583 speakers (24.7%)

  2. Chinese

    14,346 speakers (1.65%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    9,346 speakers (1.07%)

33.4% of Austin, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Austin, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 24.7% of the overall population of Austin, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.65% speak Chinese and 1.07% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    11,881 ± 2,380

  2. Vietnam

    11,282 ± 1,459

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,848 ± 1,342

Austin, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Austin, TX awarded 24,755 degrees. The student population of Austin, TX is skewed towards women, with 48,460 male students and 58,237 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Austin, TX are White (11,823 and 51.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (5,225 and 22.7%), Asian (3,008 and 13.1%), and Black or African American (1,597 and 6.94%).

The largest universities in Austin, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at Austin (17,181 and 69.4%), Austin Community College District (3,394 and 13.7%), and Saint Edward's University (1,104 and 4.46%).

The most popular majors in Austin, TX are General Business (2,063 and 8.33%), General Business Administration & Management (1,325 and 5.35%), and General Biological Sciences (921 and 3.72%).

The median tuition costs in Austin, TX are $20,481 for private four year colleges, and $10,092 and $35,682 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 468 degrees awarded

  2. 887 degrees awarded

  3. 470 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Austin, TX was General Computer & Information Sciences with 468 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. 17,181 degrees awarded

  2. 3,394 degrees awarded

  3. 1,104 degrees awarded

$10,092

Median In-State Public

$20,481

Median Private

In 2016, the Austin, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas at Austin with 17,181 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

11,133

Degrees Awarded to Men

13,622

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 11,133 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Austin, TX, which is 0.817 times less than the 13,622 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender 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

    11,823 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5,225 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    3,008 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Austin, TX were to White students. These 11,823 degrees mean that there were 2.26 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 5,225 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Austin, TX was $332,700 in 2017, which is 1.53 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $308,500 to $332,700, a 7.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Austin, TX is 45%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Austin, TX have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Austin, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$67,755

Median Household Income

± $2,053

377k

Number of Households

± 11,019

In 2017, the median household income of the 377k households in Austin, TX grew to $67,755 from the previous year's value of $66,697.

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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Housing

Property Value

$332,700

2017 Median

± $8,096

$308,500

2016 Median

± $8,158

In 2017, the median property value in Austin, TX grew to to $332,700 from the previous year's value of $308,500.

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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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%

2017 Homeownership

44.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 45% of the housing units in Austin, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 44.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Austin, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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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 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Austin, TX have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.75% of the workforce in Austin, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74%

  2. Carpooled

    9.23%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Austin, TX was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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