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Austin, TX (Texas) Houses and Residents

Austin,TX index of house prices

Total population: 912,791 (Urban population: 649,620 (649,408 inside urbanized areas, 212 inside urban clusters), Rural population: 6,682 (47 farm, 6,635 nonfarm))

Houses: 405,387 (372,327 occupied: 167,132 owner occupied, 205,195 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

55%
State:

39%

Housing density: 1,612 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $370,870.

Median contract rent in 2016: $633 (lower quartile is $513, upper quartile is $788)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,443


Median gross rent in Austin, TX in 2016: $724

Housing units in Austin with a mortgage: 116,607 (2,500 second mortgage, 5,877 home equity loan, 228 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 50,525

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $110,748

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $77,269

Median monthly housing costs: $1,297


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Austin, Texas Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $308,500 (it was $120,800 in 2000)
Austin:

$308,500
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $208,200 - $465,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $377,600
Here:

$377,600
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $255,957
Here:

$255,957
State:

$227,239

In 2-unit structures: $288,377
Here:

$288,377
State:

$179,535

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $452,439
Here:

$452,439
State:

$145,057

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $326,495
Here:

$326,495
State:

$253,158

Mobile homes: $69,882
Here:

$69,882
State:

$80,655

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $1,381,911
Here:

$1,381,911
State:

$50,435
Median year house/condo built: 1986

Median year apartment built: 1989

Household type by relationship:

Households: 947,897
  • In family households: 658,902 (96,776 male householders, 98,585 female householders)
    140,148 spouses, 236,944 children (224,882 natural, 5,524 adopted, 6,538 stepchildren), 15,807 grandchildren, 15,416 brothers or sisters, 15,294 parents, 20,893 other relatives, 19,039 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 267,543 (93,866 male householders (65,879 living alone)), 83,100 female householders (61,185 living alone)), 90,577 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 21,452

Size of family households: 84,407 2-persons, 46,597 3-persons, 39,538 4-persons, 14,728 5-persons, 6,262 6-persons, 3,829 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 127,064 1-person, 39,296 2-persons, 6,965 3-persons, 3,402 4-persons, 183 5-persons, 56 6-persons.

127,208 married couples with children.
54,171 single-parent households (6,954 men, 47,217 women).

69.0% of residents of Austin speak English at home.
23.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
3.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (52% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 166,877 (17.6%)
(35.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.1
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.5
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Austin, Texas:

  • 1,147no bedroom
  • 5,8551 bedroom
  • 22,2392 bedrooms
  • 81,7453 bedrooms
  • 48,6174 bedrooms
  • 7,5295+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Austin population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Austin, Texas:

  • 14,151no bedroom
  • 76,1251 bedroom
  • 72,4132 bedrooms
  • 33,5173 bedrooms
  • 8,1654 bedrooms
  • 8245+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Austin population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Austin in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 3,084no vehicle
  • 44,6271 vehicle
  • 83,1742 vehicles
  • 27,4493 vehicles
  • 6,9794 vehicles
  • 1,8195+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Austin population

Cars and other vehicles available in Austin in renter-occupied apartments

  • 19,252no vehicle
  • 109,9751 vehicle
  • 59,9892 vehicles
  • 11,8823 vehicles
  • 3,3374 vehicles
  • 7605+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Austin population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Austin, Texas:

  • 9301 room
  • 2,0212 rooms
  • 5,6363 rooms
  • 19,7714 rooms
  • 33,7645 rooms
  • 34,8926 rooms
  • 25,4407 rooms
  • 19,7238 rooms
  • 24,9559+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Austin population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Austin, Texas:

  • 13,5131 room
  • 25,8392 rooms
  • 61,9923 rooms
  • 52,8354 rooms
  • 27,3735 rooms
  • 13,5446 rooms
  • 5,8327 rooms
  • 2,2578 rooms
  • 2,0109+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Austin population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Austin, TX household income distribution

  • Austin, TX household income distribution
  • 23,283Less than $10,000
  • 10,933$10,000 to $14,999
  • 10,936$15,000 to $19,999
  • 15,008$20,000 to $24,999
  • 16,341$25,000 to $29,999
  • 15,204$30,000 to $34,999
  • 14,430$35,000 to $39,999
  • 14,800$40,000 to $44,999
  • 16,215$45,000 to $49,999
  • 29,467$50,000 to $59,999
  • 38,872$60,000 to $74,999
  • 47,086$75,000 to $99,999
  • 39,003$100,000 to $124,999
  • 20,141$125,000 to $149,999
  • 25,450$150,000 to $199,999
  • 35,158$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Austin, TX

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Austin, TX
  • 858Less than $10,000
  • 737$10,000 to $14,999
  • 193$15,000 to $19,999
  • 76$20,000 to $24,999
  • 244$25,000 to $29,999
  • 150$30,000 to $34,999
  • 281$35,000 to $39,999
  • 447$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,079$50,000 to $59,999
  • 549$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,123$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,179$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,996$90,000 to $99,999
  • 5,159$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5,371$125,000 to $149,999
  • 9,770$150,000 to $174,999
  • 8,853$175,000 to $199,999
  • 22,780$200,000 to $249,999
  • 20,002$250,000 to $299,999
  • 32,072$300,000 to $399,999
  • 18,980$400,000 to $499,999
  • 22,241$500,000 to $749,999
  • 7,269$750,000 to $999,999
  • 3,035$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 906$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 1,782$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Austin, TX

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Austin, TX
  • 1,008Less than $100
  • 1,395$100 to $149
  • 774$150 to $199
  • 2,065$200 to $249
  • 373$250 to $299
  • 965$300 to $349
  • 636$350 to $399
  • 1,264$400 to $449
  • 1,127$450 to $499
  • 2,302$500 to $549
  • 2,444$550 to $599
  • 3,286$600 to $649
  • 4,198$650 to $699
  • 7,275$700 to $749
  • 11,156$750 to $799
  • 26,807$800 to $899
  • 26,307$900 to $999
  • 41,693$1,000 to $1,249
  • 27,356$1,250 to $1,499
  • 28,173$1,500 to $1,999
  • 6,800$2,000 to $2,499
  • 1,537$2,500 to $2,999
  • 1,032$3,000 to $3,499
  • 777$3,500 or more
  • 4,445No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 49,0242010 or later
  • 47,4702000 to 2009
  • 35,5631990 to 1999
  • 25,5031980 to 1989
  • 11,2551970 to 1979
  • 6,230Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Austin population
Austin commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 10,523
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 34,261
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 66,155
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 93,477
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 84,259
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 36,851
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 73,936
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 14,733
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 21,257
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 34,905
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 17,871
  • 90 or more minutes: 8,198
Austin, TX Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 87.5%
Number of people working at home: 44,485 (8.2% of all workers)

Austin mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 555,382 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 66,623 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20,253 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 121 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 242 (0%)
  • Railroad: 1,075 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 71 (0%)
  • Taxi: 7,760 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 8,007 (1%)
  • Walked: 11,597 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 44,485 (6%)

First ancestries reported:

 European: 31,069
 German: 27,747
 American: 24,612
 English: 17,877
 Irish: 16,840
 Italian: 6,072
 Scottish: 5,357
 Scotch-Irish: 4,973
 African: 4,780
 French (except Basque): 4,186
 Polish: 4,094
 British: 3,213
 Czech: 2,525
 Norwegian: 2,286
 Swedish: 2,138
 Iranian: 2,099
 Russian: 1,840
 Dutch: 1,668
 Eastern European: 1,433
 Greek: 1,276
 Lebanese: 1,197
 Northern European: 1,175
 Nigerian: 1,109
 Welsh: 1,095
 Iraqi: 1,000
 French Canadian: 978
 Scandinavian: 936
 Ethiopian: 844
 Canadian: 681
 Arab: 679
 Danish: 668
 Brazilian: 621
 Hungarian: 597
 Turkish: 567
 Afghan: 541
 Romanian: 530
 Portuguese: 485
 Ukrainian: 465
 Australian: 458
 Israeli: 414
 Swiss: 390
 Slovak: 317
 Cajun: 312
 Czechoslovakian: 312
 Ghanaian: 287
 Serbian: 280
 Austrian: 279
 Lithuanian: 279
 Bulgarian: 274
 Kenyan: 263
 Moroccan: 254
 Armenian: 248
 Finnish: 247
 Haitian: 228
 Jamaican: 206
 Yugoslavian: 195
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 181
 Croatian: 169
 Palestinian: 163
 West Indian: 135
 Somali: 130
 Egyptian: 115
 Sudanese: 112
 Belgian: 110
 Slovene: 106
 South African: 96
 Cypriot: 84
 Syrian: 83
 German Russian: 81
 Guyanese: 70
 Jordanian: 70
 Senegalese: 56
 Latvian: 55
 British West Indian: 49
 Sierra Leonean: 48
 Albanian: 46
 Alsatian: 42
 Basque: 35
 Slavic: 35
 Liberian: 33
 New Zealander: 31
 Celtic: 26
 Carpatho Rusyn: 24
 Maltese: 19
 Barbadian: 18
 Ugandan: 15
 Luxemburger: 15
 Pennsylvania German: 13
 Belizean: 13
 Icelander: 12
 Cape Verdean: 8
 Estonian: 4

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

  • 44%Mexico
  • 9%India
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 4%Vietnam
  • 4%Honduras
  • 3%Cuba
  • 2%El Salvador

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

  • This state: 504,035
  • Other state: 260,439
  • Northeast: 43,047
  • Midwest: 68,351
  • South: 81,509
  • West: 67,532

80% of Austin residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Texas.

Austin:

80.3%
State average:

84.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 6,766
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 3,327
  • 5th and 6th grade: 7,596
  • 7th and 8th grade: 4,173
  • 9th grade: 4,668
  • 10th grade: 3,417
  • 11th grade: 4,470
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,379
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 51,999
  • Less than 1 year of college: 12,598
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 50,759
  • Associate degree: 16,139
  • Bachelor's degree: 99,376
  • Master's degree: 37,033
  • Professional school degree: 12,317
  • Doctorate degree: 9,792

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 5,477
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 3,169
  • 5th and 6th grade: 5,432
  • 7th and 8th grade: 3,366
  • 9th grade: 4,670
  • 10th grade: 1,929
  • 11th grade: 4,148
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,763
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 51,225
  • Less than 1 year of college: 11,682
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 45,487
  • Associate degree: 18,276
  • Bachelor's degree: 100,602
  • Master's degree: 42,756
  • Professional school degree: 10,441
  • Doctorate degree: 4,781

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 2.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 7.6%Males
  • 11.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 7.7%Males
  • 2.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 0.5%Males
  • 2.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.6%Males
  • 1.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 10.4%Males
  • 4.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.8%Males
  • 3.3%Females
Austin marital status for males
Austin marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 193,519
  • One, attached: 21,804
  • Two: 12,098
  • 3 or 4: 12,955
  • 5 to 9: 20,664
  • 10 to 19: 52,293
  • 20 to 49: 35,392
  • 50 or more: 50,323
  • Mobile homes: 5,665
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 674

Median worth of mobile homes: $54,100

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 1.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Austin:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Austin
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (61.4%)
  • Electricity (36.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Solar energy (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Wood (0.1%)
  • Electricity (73.5%)
  • Utility gas (24.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 9,612
Here:

11.1%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,841
Here:

8.7%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9,868
Here:

14.0%
Texas:

15.1%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)