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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: 276,611 (265,409 occupied: 161,837 owner occupied, 203,056 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

56%
State:

39%

Housing density: 1,100 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $336,428.

Median contract rent in 2015: $633 (lower quartile is $513, upper quartile is $788)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $1,410


Median gross rent in Austin, TX in 2015: $724

Housing units in Austin with a mortgage: 79,835 (5,134 second mortgage, 5,036 home equity loan, 79 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 24,959

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $102,163

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $75,201

Median monthly housing costs: $1,244


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Austin, Texas Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $282,700 (it was $120,800 in 2000)
Austin:

$282,700
Texas:

$152,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $193,300 - $448,400

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $373,499
Here:

$373,499
State:

$217,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $278,607
Here:

$278,607
State:

$208,380

In 2-unit structures: $287,599
Here:

$287,599
State:

$165,849

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $247,248
Here:

$247,248
State:

$176,439

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $331,260
Here:

$331,260
State:

$269,486

Mobile homes: $59,433
Here:

$59,433
State:

$76,318
Median year house/condo built: 1985

Median year apartment built: 1989

Household type by relationship:

Households: 636,153
  • In family households: 467,086 (100,917 male householders, 42,369 female householders)
    104,183 spouses, 161,065 children (150,499 natural, 3,669 adopted, 6,897 stepchildren), 10,843 grandchildren, 11,727 brothers or sisters, 4,677 parents, 14,465 other relatives, 16,840 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 169,067 (64,147 male householders (43,862 living alone)), 58,161 female householders (43,078 living alone)), 46,759 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 20,149 (6,884 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 56,764 2-persons, 34,077 3-persons, 28,123 4-persons, 14,020 5-persons, 5,746 6-persons, 4,556 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 86,940 1-person, 27,966 2-persons, 5,000 3-persons, 1,783 4-persons, 393 5-persons, 133 6-persons, 93 7-or-more-persons.

91,901 married couples with children.
37,242 single-parent households (7,324 men, 29,918 women).

68.9% of residents of Austin speak English at home.
24.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 109,006 (16.6%)
(24.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.0
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.4
State:

3.8

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 1,568no bedroom
  • 4,7601 bedroom
  • 21,7412 bedrooms
  • 60,4253 bedrooms
  • 26,8094 bedrooms
  • 3,8885+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Austin population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Austin, Texas:

  • 15,447no bedroom
  • 59,9091 bedroom
  • 51,1402 bedrooms
  • 16,2443 bedrooms
  • 3,1784 bedrooms
  • 3005+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Austin population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 3,667no vehicle
  • 34,8721 vehicle
  • 59,5542 vehicles
  • 16,3073 vehicles
  • 3,7464 vehicles
  • 1,0455+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Austin population

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

  • 17,139no vehicle
  • 77,8801 vehicle
  • 40,9052 vehicles
  • 7,8393 vehicles
  • 1,8204 vehicles
  • 6355+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Austin population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Austin, Texas:

  • 4481 room
  • 2,1452 rooms
  • 6,7623 rooms
  • 10,5184 rooms
  • 26,3055 rooms
  • 29,6846 rooms
  • 19,3327 rooms
  • 12,2448 rooms
  • 11,7539+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Austin population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Austin, Texas:

  • 13,4931 room
  • 26,0252 rooms
  • 37,1203 rooms
  • 37,2924 rooms
  • 20,4065 rooms
  • 7,9506 rooms
  • 2,5277 rooms
  • 8788 rooms
  • 5279+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Austin population

Year house built

Median 2015 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
  • 24,799Less than $10,000
  • 14,492$10,000 to $14,999
  • 14,900$15,000 to $19,999
  • 17,728$20,000 to $24,999
  • 17,736$25,000 to $29,999
  • 17,810$30,000 to $34,999
  • 15,815$35,000 to $39,999
  • 14,836$40,000 to $44,999
  • 12,873$45,000 to $49,999
  • 23,966$50,000 to $59,999
  • 27,063$60,000 to $74,999
  • 27,568$75,000 to $99,999
  • 14,244$100,000 to $124,999
  • 7,645$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6,742$150,000 to $199,999
  • 7,377$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Austin, TX

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Austin, TX
  • 1,377Less than $10,000
  • 397$10,000 to $14,999
  • 690$15,000 to $19,999
  • 535$20,000 to $24,999
  • 219$25,000 to $29,999
  • 364$30,000 to $34,999
  • 192$35,000 to $39,999
  • 436$40,000 to $49,999
  • 716$50,000 to $59,999
  • 693$60,000 to $69,999
  • 657$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,583$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,185$90,000 to $99,999
  • 5,552$100,000 to $124,999
  • 6,618$125,000 to $149,999
  • 11,340$150,000 to $174,999
  • 10,798$175,000 to $199,999
  • 24,947$200,000 to $249,999
  • 19,273$250,000 to $299,999
  • 25,327$300,000 to $399,999
  • 17,524$400,000 to $499,999
  • 20,912$500,000 to $749,999
  • 5,673$750,000 to $999,999
  • 2,496$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 819$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 1,514$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Austin, TX

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Austin, TX
  • 863Less than $100
  • 516$100 to $149
  • 837$150 to $199
  • 1,447$200 to $249
  • 454$250 to $299
  • 472$300 to $349
  • 1,893$350 to $399
  • 621$400 to $449
  • 1,536$450 to $499
  • 2,905$500 to $549
  • 3,679$550 to $599
  • 7,732$600 to $649
  • 7,079$650 to $699
  • 11,884$700 to $749
  • 12,222$750 to $799
  • 30,068$800 to $899
  • 24,353$900 to $999
  • 39,607$1,000 to $1,249
  • 22,455$1,250 to $1,499
  • 21,266$1,500 to $1,999
  • 4,881$2,000 to $2,499
  • 1,162$2,500 to $2,999
  • 1,130$3,000 to $3,499
  • 759$3,500 or more
  • 3,235No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 44,7261995 to March 2000
  • 21,2921990 to 1994
  • 13,0421985 to 1989
  • 12,4611980 to 1984
  • 7,3141975 to 1979
  • 3,9411970 to 1974
  • 2,2361965 to 1969
  • 3,994Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Austin population
Austin commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 6,914
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 30,719
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 54,474
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 69,887
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 62,581
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 21,578
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 50,961
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 6,150
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 8,119
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 15,450
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 9,322
  • 90 or more minutes: 4,925
Austin, TX Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 91.3%
Number of people working at home: 12,029 (3.4% of all workers)

Austin mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 259,905 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 49,131 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15,201 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 40 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 83 (0%)
  • Railroad: 28 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 36 (0%)
  • Taxi: 355 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 1,054 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3,280 (1%)
  • Walked: 8,995 (3%)
  • Other means: 2,972 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 12,029 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 278,276
 German: 59,731
 English: 39,203
 Irish: 34,533
 United States or American: 28,052
 Scotch-Irish: 12,221
 Italian: 12,183
 Scottish: 10,115
 French (except Basque): 10,096
 Polish: 6,538
 European: 6,034
 Swedish: 5,017
 Subsaharan African:: 4,521
 Czech: 4,134
 British: 4,017
 Norwegian: 4,015
 Dutch: 3,899
 African: 2,807
 Russian: 2,742
 Arab:: 2,707
 Welsh: 2,316
 French Canadian: 2,166
 Danish: 1,645
 Lebanese: 1,501
 Czechoslovakian: 1,253
 Hungarian: 1,172
 Iranian: 1,164
 Greek: 1,115
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 1,056
 Swiss: 961
 Canadian: 949
 Northern European: 758
 Scandinavian: 720
 Nigerian: 704
 Austrian: 597
 Ukrainian: 564
 Eastern European: 562
 Finnish: 500
 Yugoslavian: 491
 Portuguese: 486
 Jamaican: 481
 Arab/Arabic: 429
 Acadian/Cajun: 413
 Lithuanian: 400
 Brazilian: 394
 Turkish: 355
 Celtic: 347
 Slovak: 337
 Belgian: 335
 South African: 307
 Romanian: 303
 Australian: 259
 Croatian: 255
 Ethiopian: 254
 Syrian: 220
 Slovene: 219
 Israeli: 206
 Other Arab: 204
 Armenian: 198
 Serbian: 192
 Other Subsaharan African: 172
 Slavic: 154
 Haitian: 152
 Bulgarian: 149
 Egyptian: 128
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 117
 Jordanian: 101
 Latvian: 100
 Somalian: 94
 British West Indian: 80
 West Indian: 77
 Albanian: 74
 Dutch West Indian: 70
 Pennsylvania German: 69
 Basque: 65
 Kenyan: 58
 Luxemburger: 50
 Palestinian: 49
 Alsatian: 49
 Cypriot: 46
 New Zealander: 43
 Ghanian: 42
 Iraqi: 40
 Barbadian: 36
 Moroccan: 35
 Macedonian: 34
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 28
 Guyanese: 23
 Afghan: 21
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 20
 Estonian: 20
 Zimbabwean: 19
 Cape Verdean: 19
 Liberian: 17
 German Russian: 15
 Icelander: 15
 Belizean: 15
 Sierra Leonean: 12
 Sudanese: 8
 Ugandan: 8
 Maltese: 7

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

  • 57%Mexico
  • 4%India
  • 4%Vietnam
  • 3%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 3%Korea
  • 2%El Salvador
  • 2%Taiwan

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

  • This state: 360,604
  • Northeast: 29,504
  • Midwest: 56,056
  • South: 53,323
  • West: 37,849

39% of Austin residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Texas.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 4,401
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 2,673
  • 5th and 6th grade: 6,511
  • 7th and 8th grade: 4,342
  • 9th grade: 5,111
  • 10th grade: 3,305
  • 11th grade: 3,405
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 5,478
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 31,342
  • Less than 1 year of college: 9,947
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 32,203
  • Associate degree: 10,264
  • Bachelor's degree: 51,566
  • Master's degree: 20,431
  • Professional school degree: 6,904
  • Doctorate degree: 6,179

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,495
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 2,264
  • 5th and 6th grade: 4,996
  • 7th and 8th grade: 4,518
  • 9th grade: 4,296
  • 10th grade: 3,634
  • 11th grade: 3,199
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 4,883
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 36,974
  • Less than 1 year of college: 12,745
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 29,591
  • Associate degree: 9,623
  • Bachelor's degree: 51,545
  • Master's degree: 18,568
  • Professional school degree: 4,130
  • Doctorate degree: 2,614

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.1%Males
  • 3.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 7.1%Males
  • 8.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 5.1%Males
  • 3.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.3%Males
  • 4.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 6.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.2%Males
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 6.7%Females
Austin marital status for males
Austin marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 128,737
  • One, attached: 13,084
  • Two: 14,777
  • 3 or 4: 12,908
  • 5 to 9: 17,989
  • 10 to 19: 26,530
  • 20 to 49: 20,750
  • 50 or more: 36,437
  • Mobile homes: 4,961
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 438

Median worth of mobile homes: $33,600

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Austin:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 72.8%Utility gas
  • 25.0%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 63.6%Electricity
  • 34.8%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,795
Here:

7.6%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,863
Here:

6.6%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,753
Here:

9.0%
Texas:

15.4%

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)