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Travis County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 1,199,323 (95% urban, 5% rural); it was 812,280 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 161,366
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 48,649
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 165,123
Renter-occupied apartments: 194,452 (it was 155,643 in 2000)
% of renters here:

49%
State:

36%

Land area: 989 sq. mi.

Water area: 32.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 1212 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Travis County: 95.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (34.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Travis County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (49.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (33.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.0%)
  • Asian alone (6.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
Median resident age:  33.7 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 604,685  (50.4%)
Females: 594,638  (49.6%)

Travis County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Travis County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $70,158 ($46,761 in 1999)

This county:

$70,158
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $1,044 (lower quartile is $838, upper quartile is $1,386)
This county:

$1044
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $304,100 (it was $127,600 in 2000)
Travis:

$304,100
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $198,800 - $476,000

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $401,251
Here:

$401,251
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $299,261
Here:

$299,261
State:

$227,239

In 2-unit structures: $300,122
Here:

$300,122
State:

$179,535

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $276,143
Here:

$276,143
State:

$145,057

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $365,929
Here:

$365,929
State:

$253,158

Mobile homes: $87,336
Here:

$87,336
State:

$80,655

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $671,706
Here:

$671,706
State:

$50,435
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,871
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $726

Institutionalized population: 6,631

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 45
  • Robberies: 51
  • Assaults: 223
  • Burglaries: 1130
  • Thefts: 2248
  • Auto thefts: 177

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 51
  • Robberies: 39
  • Assaults: 254
  • Burglaries: 1152
  • Thefts: 2587
  • Auto thefts: 266
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Health of residents in Travis County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is about average.
78.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
41.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
78.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
69.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 157 pounds. This is about average.
27.0% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 9425 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2006: 9575 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2007: 6602 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2008: 3892 buildings, average cost: $176,000
  • 2009: 3661 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2010: 3140 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 2011: 3292 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2012: 4423 buildings, average cost: $170,300
  • 2013: 4492 buildings, average cost: $199,400
  • 2014: 5725 buildings, average cost: $229,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $5,696 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,564 (1.6%)

Travis County household income distribution in 2009 Travis County home values distribution Travis County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.3%
Travis County:

12.3%
Texas:

15.6%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.4% for Black residents, 16.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.0% for American Indian residents, 16.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 24.4% for other race residents, 12.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.7 years old
(Males: 33.3 years old, Females: 34.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.6 years old, Black residents: 32.4 years old, American Indian residents: 34.6 years old, Asian residents: 32.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.7 years old, Other race residents: 29.1 years old)

Area name: Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Travis County is $658 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $804 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1093 a month.

Cities in this county include: Austin, Pflugerville, Wells Branch, Lakeway, Windemere, Hornsby Bend, Shady Hollow, Lost Creek, Lago Vista, West Lake Hills.

Travis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Travis County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.133 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 15.0 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Baker County, Florida , Calhoun County, Florida , Evangeline Parish, Louisiana , Jackson County, Mississippi , St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 87,661
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 47.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 202,889 (38.5% naturalized citizens)

Travis County:

16.9%
Whole state:

17.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 53,362
  • 2000 to 2009: 57,573
  • 1990 to 1999: 44,316
  • 1980 to 1989: 29,428
  • 1970 to 1979: 13,420
  • Before 1970: 7,698
Note: State values scaled to Travis County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.4%

Travis County marital status for males Travis County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 271,447
  • One, attached: 24,062
  • Two: 12,021
  • 3 or 4: 14,642
  • 5 to 9: 20,795
  • 10 to 19: 53,315
  • 20 to 49: 35,870
  • 50 or more: 52,045
  • Mobile homes: 14,072
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 764

Housing units in Travis County with a mortgage: 166,317 (3,127 second mortgage, 8,054 home equity loan, 802 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 69,969

Here:

70.6% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Travis County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic177,19230
Evangelical Protestant167,792406
Mainline Protestant64,364114
Other42,33686
Black Protestant20,15628
Orthodox1,5246
None550,902-
Travis County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 133
Travis County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 8
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 141
This county:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 301
Travis County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 772
This county:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Travis County:

6.7%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Travis County:

21.7%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.3%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Travis County:

Average size of farms: 229 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,106
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $185.64
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.80%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 41.48%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,101
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.08%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.67%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,555
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.04%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.62
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.09%
Corn for grain: 12378 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3320 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 2151 harvested acres
Vegetables: 37 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,793 acres

Earthquake activity:

Travis County-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 257.3 miles away from Travis County center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 334.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 106.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 98.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 344.3 miles away from Travis County center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 99.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2016 to June 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4272: June 11, 2016, FEMA Id: 4272, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 22, 2015 to October 31, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4245: November 25, 2015, FEMA Id: 4245, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 30, 2013 to October 31, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4159: December 20, 2013, FEMA Id: 4159, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Texas Pedernales Bend Fire, Incident Period: September 05, 2011 to December 31, 1969, Fire Management Assistance Declared: September 05, 2011, FEMA Id: 2959, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Steiner Ranch Fire, Incident Period: September 05, 2011 to December 31, 1969, Fire Management Assistance Declared: September 05, 2011, FEMA Id: 2960, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hodde Fire, Incident Period: September 04, 2011 to December 31, 1969, Fire Management Assistance Declared: September 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 2957, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: August 30, 2011 to December 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4029: September 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 4029, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Grand Mesa Fire, Incident Period: June 16, 2011 to June 19, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 16, 2011, FEMA Id: 2922, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Pinnacle Fire, Incident Period: April 17, 2011 to April 19, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 17, 2011, FEMA Id: 2898, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 16 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Travis County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 11, Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (45%)
  • India (8%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Honduras (3%)
  • Cuba (3%)
  • El Salvador (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Travis County (%):

  • German (5%)
  • European (5%)
  • American (5%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Travis County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 596,641 (75.9%)
  • Carpooled: 74,289 (9.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20,455 (2.6%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 121 (0.0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 141 (0.0%)
  • Railroad: 1,075 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 71 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 8,463 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 8,141 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 13,041 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 63,155 (8.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Travis County, Texas in 2000:

  • 9,143 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,369 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2,146 people in nursing homes
  • 1,387 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 988 people in state prisons
  • 921 people in other group homes
  • 655 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 635 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 501 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 432 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 375 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 178 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 158 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 157 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 125 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 120 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 99 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 98 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 87 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 82 people in religious group quarters
  • 67 people in halfway houses
  • 63 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 26 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 16 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 3 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Travis County, Texas in 2010:

  • 12,990 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,510 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,965 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,218 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 1,105 people in state prisons
  • 1,092 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 601 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 405 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 347 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 215 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 167 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 142 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 98 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 79 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 75 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 33 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $67,118.

9.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,837 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.95%
Texas average:

7.14%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($670 average AGI)
Travis County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.08%

5.79% relocated from other counties in Texas ($23,580 average AGI)
4.09% relocated from other states ($25,586 average AGI)
Travis County:

4.09%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Williamson County, TX  1.57% ($41,448 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.54% ($53,098)
from Hays County, TX  0.48% ($37,067)
from Bexar County, TX  0.38% ($42,332)
from Dallas County, TX  0.31% ($51,655)
from Bastrop County, TX  0.20% ($32,569)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.19% ($44,277)


8.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,638 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.25%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($700 average AGI)
Travis County:

0.09%
Texas average:

0.10%

5.51% relocated to other counties in Texas ($28,587 average AGI)
2.65% relocated to other states ($16,351 average AGI)
Travis County:

2.65%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Williamson County, TX  1.95% ($45,585 average AGI)
to Hays County, TX  0.57% ($45,241)
to Harris County, TX  0.49% ($46,047)
to Bexar County, TX  0.34% ($36,937)
to Dallas County, TX  0.29% ($43,896)
to Bastrop County, TX  0.23% ($35,146)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.15% ($46,734)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.4

Births per 1000 population in Travis County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 4.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Travis County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 4.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Travis County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Travis County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Travis County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 75,819 (62,106 aged, 13,713 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 42,790 (16%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Travis County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,783)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3,473)
  • Unspecified dementia (3,258)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,962)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (2,264)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,217)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,824)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,796)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,292)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,098)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.69
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,616
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 182
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,975

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,696
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 469
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 55
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 100

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 7,292

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 36.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 15.9
  • Cut/Pierce - 7.9
  • Other - 12.8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 115.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 54.2
  • Suffocation - 27.4
  • Poisoning - 25.6
  • Other - 8.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,199,323
  • In family households: 880,792 (132,882 male householders, 126,529 female householders)
    191,783 spouses, 318,020 children (300,257 natural, 7,485 adopted, 10,278 stepchildren), 21,527 grandchildren, 19,195 brothers or sisters, 19,398 parents, 26,896 other relatives, 24,562 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 293,846 (104,961 male householders (74,442 living alone)), 93,438 female householders (70,151 living alone)), 95,447 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 24,685

Size of family households: 109,885 2-persons, 57,666 3-persons, 56,074 4-persons, 22,012 5-persons, 8,218 6-persons, 5,556 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 144,593 1-person, 42,870 2-persons, 7,149 3-persons, 3,548 4-persons, 183 5-persons, 56 6-persons.

171,550 married couples with children.
67,955 single-parent households (11,564 men, 56,391 women).

69.5% of residents of Travis speak English at home.
23.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
3.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (57% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $7,849,727,000 ($9,024 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $650,581,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,514,632,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $548,935,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $26,462,000
Federal grants: $4,700,289,000
Federal procurement contracts: $531,124,000 ($321,691,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $528,286,000 ($56,507,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $12,783,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $817,490,000
Federal Government insurance: $950,949,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 75,866
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 21,085
Here:

24 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +41,063
Here:

+46 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -19,073
Here -21 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Travis County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 122.27 millions of gallons per day (7% from ground, 93% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.6
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 21,387
  • 2010 to 2013: 35,704
  • 2000 to 2009: 107,797
  • 1990 to 1999: 89,766
  • 1980 to 1989: 96,859
  • 1970 to 1979: 71,238
  • 1960 to 1969: 32,714
  • 1950 to 1959: 20,052
  • 1940 to 1949: 11,571
  • 1939 or earlier: 11,945
Note: State values scaled to Travis population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Travis County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Travis County population
  • 1 room: 1,045
  • 2 rooms: 2,277
  • 3 rooms: 6,652
  • 4 rooms: 23,350
  • 5 rooms: 43,171
  • 6 rooms: 48,268
  • 7 rooms: 37,029
  • 8 rooms: 31,106
  • 9+ rooms: 43,388
  • 1 room: 13,212
  • 2 rooms: 26,131
  • 3 rooms: 65,559
  • 4 rooms: 54,983
  • 5 rooms: 31,827
  • 6 rooms: 16,514
  • 7 rooms: 7,730
  • 8 rooms: 2,566
  • 9+ rooms: 3,002
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Travis County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Travis County population
  • no bedroom: 1,303
  • 1 bedroom: 6,750
  • 2 bedrooms: 26,512
  • 3 bedrooms: 112,386
  • 4 bedrooms: 74,079
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15,256
  • no bedroom: 13,780
  • 1 bedroom: 78,619
  • 2 bedrooms: 76,633
  • 3 bedrooms: 41,009
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,966
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,517
Cars and other vehicles available in Travis County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Travis County population
  • no vehicle: 4,337
  • 1 vehicle: 56,771
  • 2 vehicles: 117,082
  • 3 vehicles: 40,849
  • 4 vehicles: 12,670
  • 5+ vehicles: 4,577
  • no vehicle: 19,304
  • 1 vehicle: 116,254
  • 2 vehicles: 66,663
  • 3 vehicles: 14,504
  • 4 vehicles: 3,781
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,018

82% of Travis County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Texas.

Travis County:

82.1%
State average:

84.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 639,193
  • Other state: 336,320
  • Northeast: 53,771
  • Midwest: 90,307
  • South: 102,783
  • West: 89,459

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Travis County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (54.3%)
  • Electricity (40.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.6%)
  • Solar energy (0.3%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Electricity (73.6%)
  • Utility gas (24.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11,802
Here:

9.6%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,925
Here:

8.1%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10,390
Here:

13.6%
Texas:

15.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Travis County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $14,966,000
    General - Other: $11,234,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $89,403,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $63,000,000
    Health - Other: $48,318,000
    Police Protection: $39,806,000
    Corrections - Other: $28,473,000
    Financial Administration: $24,693,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,576,000
    Regular Highways: $15,060,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,756,000
    General - Other: $14,524,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,506,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,898,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,982,000
    Solid Waste Management: $628,000
    Housing and Community Development: $358,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $69,156,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $6,482,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,600,000
    Health - Other: $1,125,000
    Regular Highways: $530,000
    Financial Administration: $491,000
    Correctional Institutions: $120,000
    Police Protection: $99,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $200,944,000

Travis County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $55,780,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,462,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $6,391,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $53,143,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,830,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,635,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $27,662,000
    Health and Hospitals: $18,957,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,481,000
    Housing and Community Development: $132,000
    Highways: $76,000
  • Tax - Property: $297,540,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $12,382,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,666,000
    Other License: $118,000

Travis County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $720,601,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $649,803,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $457,769,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $430,317,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $169,399,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $141,947,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $110,990,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $40,192,000

Travis County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $83,342,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $132,400,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $728,166,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 12,783
  • Number of aged recipients: 2,024
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 10,759
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,422
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 7,298
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 3,063
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 4,081
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 5,574
Travis County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Travis County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 180 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4,919$167,4238,131$231,90519,342$221,5241,094$93,35042$6,323,9292,031$212,683158$54,481
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED218$155,289790$205,8701,869$196,046176$80,4383$647,000207$179,053128$41,352
APPLICATIONS DENIED1,411$144,1661,550$205,7955,709$211,9681,149$59,7829$4,025,889821$178,073166$52,988
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN725$163,0251,119$253,1704,255$213,288432$67,7385$20,595,800450$195,11622$77,727
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS67$148,448157$302,3181,013$214,673138$97,0800$075$153,6279$74,556
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 168 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,130$232,667573$219,70231$243,774
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED298$234,772194$234,10838$216,579
APPLICATIONS DENIED175$244,829102$244,23516$219,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN68$250,50070$236,0574$405,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS31$227,0979$241,8892$128,500

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Travis County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,20678.6 years
John2,03573.2 years
James1,78471.2 years
William1,76374.1 years
Robert1,52071.0 years
Charles1,04372.4 years
George85975.0 years
Dorothy81777.6 years
Ruth68981.8 years
Margaret66680.1 years
Most common last names in Travis County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,09976.5 years
Johnson87675.9 years
Williams76274.7 years
Jones63274.6 years
Brown61773.0 years
Davis60776.5 years
Anderson43576.6 years
Moore42674.7 years
Miller42475.1 years
Wilson40275.9 years
Businesses in Travis County, TX
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness7Journeys4
7-Eleven31Justice6
ALDO4KFC12
AMF Bowling1Kincaid1
AT&T28Kohl's5
Abercrombie & Fitch2La Quinta12
Abercrombie Kids1La-Z-Boy2
Academy Sports + Outdoors6Lane Bryant6
Ace Hardware3Lane Furniture29
Advance Auto Parts15LensCrafters6
Aeropostale6Levi Strauss & Co.1
American Eagle Outfitters4Little Caesars Pizza15
Ann Taylor8Long John Silver's7
Apple Store2Lowe's8
Applebee's5Macy's4
Arby's4Marriott21
Ashley Furniture2Marshalls5
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets12
AutoZone21Maurices3
Avenue4Mazda2
Bakers1McDonald's48
Banana Republic4Men's Wearhouse6
Barnes & Noble5Microtel1
Baskin-Robbins7Motel 65
Bath & Body Works10Motherhood Maternity6
Baymont Inn2New Balance30
Bebe1New York & Co3
Bed Bath & Beyond6Nike78
Best Western4Nissan3
Blockbuster22Nordstrom2
Brooks Brothers1Office Depot11
Brookstone3OfficeMax12
Budget Car Rental4Old Navy7
Buffalo Wild Wings4Olive Garden4
Burger King14Outback3
Buybuy BABY1Outback Steakhouse3
CVS30Pac Sun2
Cache2Panda Express14
CarMax1Panera Bread5
Carl\s Jr.3Papa John's Pizza13
Casual Male XL3Payless16
Catherines5Penske9
Charlotte Russe2PetSmart10
Chevrolet3Pier 1 Imports6
Chick-Fil-A14Pizza Hut22
Chico's5Plato's Closet4
Chipotle13Popeyes11
Chuck E. Cheese's3Pottery Barn2
Church's Chicken13Pottery Barn Kids1
Cinnabon 10Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Circle K16Quality1
Clarion1Quiznos21
Clarks2RadioShack22
Coldwater Creek3Ramada1
ColorTyme1Red Lobster3
Comfort Inn2Red Robin3
Comfort Suites4Red Roof Inn3
Costco2Rodeway Inn1
Cracker Barrel1Rooms To Go3
Crate & Barrel1Rue215
Cricket Wireless59Ryan's Grill1
Curves10Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DHL18SAS Shoes3
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In42
Days Inn4Safeway13
Decora Cabinetry3Saks Fifth Avenue1
Dennys6Sam's Club4
Discount Tire10Sears13
Domino's Pizza11Sephora3
DressBarn4Sheraton1
Dressbarn4Shoe Carnival3
Dunkin Donuts2Skechers USA3
Econo Lodge1Soma Intimates2
Eddie Bauer2Spencer Gifts2
Ethan Allen1Sprint Nextel21
Express4Staples2
Extended Stay America6Starbucks64
Extended Stay Deluxe4Steak 'n Shake3
Famous Footwear3Studio 62
FedEx226Subaru1
Finish Line3Subway59
Firestone Complete Auto Care18Super 85
Foot Locker3T-Mobile32
Ford4T.G.I. Driday's3
Forever 212T.J.Maxx3
Fredericks Of Hollywood2Taco Bell30
GNC19Talbots2
GameStop20Target13
Gap5The Cheesecake Factory1
Goodwill3The Limited3
Gymboree4The Room Place6
H&R Block27Torrid1
Havertys Furniture2Toyota3
Haworth2Toys"R"Us9
Hilton20Travelodge1
Hobby Lobby7True Value2
Holiday Inn21U-Haul37
Hollister Co.3UPS225
Home Depot12Urban Outfitters2
Homestead Studio Suites2Vans21
Honda3Verizon Wireless11
Hot Topic3Victoria's Secret5
Howard Johnson3Volkswagen2
Hyatt4Vons13
IHOP11Waffle House2
IZOD1Walgreens37
InTown Suites1Walmart11
J. Jill2Wendy's26
J.Crew3Westin1
JCPenney4Wet Seal2
Jack In The Box21Whole Foods Market3
Jamba Juice8Wingate1
JoS. A. Bank4YMCA9
Jones New York19Z Gallerie1

Travis County on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"