Information About Austin

The total estimated population is 779,789. Density is low at 1,481 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 533,572; Black: 70,073; Asian: 37,011; Two or More Races: 21,796; American Indian: 4,417; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 541; Other Race: 112,379; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 216,520 (28%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 563,269 (72%)

There are 120,502 foreign born residents, of which 26.4% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 65,044; Vietnam: 5,534; India: 5,480; China (not including Hong Kong or Taiwan): 3,628; Korea: 3,172; Canada: 2,420; United Kingdom: 2,370; U.S. Born: This State: 424,557; Midwest: 71,236; South: 66,234; West: 47,762; Northeast: 37,868;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Austin Most Common US Birthplaces in Austin

The sex distribution is 51% male and 49% female. The median age is 33 years.

Age Distribution

There are 64,384 married couples with children and 25,348 single-parent households (5,521 men, 19,827 women).

The median household income is $57,420 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Texas: $39,927; Austin: $57,420;

13% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Texas: 15%; Austin: 13%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 296,984; Government: 77,969; Self-employed: 28,230; Unpaid family work: 1,240; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 191,274; Professional and related: 120,239; Sales and office: 111,784; Management, business, and financial operations: 71,035; Office and administrative support: 62,682; Service: 53,229;

Work Types in Austin Common Occupations in Austin

The average commute time is 24 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 315,457; Car or truck (carpooled): 56,074; Public transportation: 15,835; Worked at home: 15,809; Walked: 9,706; Bicycle: 3,405; Motorcycle: 1,119;

Transportation to work methods in Austin

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Austin.

There are 325,603 housing units, of which 178,364 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 153,765; Renter: 158,496; Vacant: 13,342; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 119,417; Not Mortgaged: 34,348;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Austin

The median single family home value is $162,188.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Texas: $986; Austin: $1,359;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Texas: $490; Austin: $713;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 10,924; 1940 to 1949: 11,695; 1950 to 1959: 24,048; 1960 to 1969: 35,121; 1970 to 1979: 73,658; 1980 to 1989: 90,180; 1990 to 1994: 27,042; 1995 to 1998: 40,656; 1999 to March 2000: 12,279;

0.5% of homes lack plumbing and 1.9% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 154,743; Electricity: 148,138; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 7,830; No Fuel: 675;

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