Austin Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Austin?

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There are 965,872 residents in Austin, with a median age of 33.7. Of this, 50.79% are males and 49.21% are females. US-born citizens make up 80% of the resident pool in Austin, while non-US-born citizens account for 8.43%. Additionally, 11.56% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 753,971 people in Austin currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 965,872 1.6%
Male Population 490,573 1.7%
Female Population 475,299 1.5%
Male population 50.79%
Female population 49.21%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 33.7 1.2%
Citizen US Born 772,743 2.3%
Citizen not US Born 81,456 6.9%
Not Citizen 111,673 -6.4%
Citizen US Born 80%
Citizen not US Born 8.43%
Not Citizen 11.56%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 10,724 -0.3%
Moved from Same County 115,729 1.9%
Moved from Same State 42,067 1.3%
Moved from Different State 31,842 2.8%
Same House as Last Year 753,971 1.6%
Moved from Abroad 1.12%
Moved from Same County 12.13%
Moved from Same State 4.41%
Moved from Different State 3.34%
Same House as Last Year 79.01%

What are the employment statistics in Austin?

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White-collar workers make up 86.37% of the working population in Austin, while blue-collar employees account for 13.63%. There are also 64,700 entrepreneurs in Austin (11.5% of the workforce); 379,683 workers employed in private companies (67.49%); and 80,892 people working in governmental institutions (14.38%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 485,880 2.9%
Blue Collar 76,709 -2.5%
White Collar 86.37%
Blue Collar 13.63%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 64,700 6.4%
Private Companies 379,683 1.3%
Governmental Workers 80,892 1.7%
Not for Profit Companies 37,314 4.3%
Self Employees 11.5%
Private Companies 67.49%
Governmental Workers 14.38%
Not for Profit Companies 6.63%

How many households are there in Austin?

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There are a total of 395,280 households in Austin, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 51.85% of these Austin households, while non-family units account for the remaining 48.15%. Additionally, 26.42% of households have children and 73.58% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 395,280 3.9%
Average People Per Household 2 -2.1%
Family Households 204,956 3.7%
Non-family Households 190,324 4.2%
Family Households 51.85%
Non-family Households 48.15%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 104,441 1.6%
Households without Children 290,839 4.8%
Households with Children 26.42%
Households without Children 73.58%

What are the median and average incomes in Austin?

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The average annual household income in Austin is $105,709, while the median household income sits at $75,752 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $80,396, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $86,223. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $34,385 and $59,950, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $105,709 2.8%
Median Household Income $75,752 5.8%
People below Poverty Level 116,409 -3.7%
People above Poverty Level 816,435 2.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Austin?

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There are 426,899 housing units in Austin, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1989. Of the 395,280 occupied housing units in Austin, 45.51% are owner-occupied, while 54.49% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 66.79% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $361,200. In general, housing costs reach $1,442 per month in Austin.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 426,899 2.9%
Median Year Built 1989 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 11,746 1.9%
Built between 1940 and 1949 10,256 -3.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 19,430 -3.9%
Built between 1960 and 1969 33,390 5.6%
Built between 1970 and 1979 66,358 0.7%
Built between 1980 and 1989 80,221 -1.2%
Built between 1990 and 1999 66,607 2.0%
Built between 2000 and 2009 74,190 -1.5%
Built in 2010 or Later 64,701 21.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 395,280 3.9%
Owner Occupied 179,897 4.8%
Renter Occupied 215,383 3.2%
Owner Occupied 45.51%
Renter Occupied 54.49%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 120,150 2.5%
Without Mortgage 59,747 9.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $361,200 6.4%
Median Value without Mortgage $353,200 6.4%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,442 3.2%
With Mortgage 66.79%
Without Mortgage 33.21%

What is the level of education in Austin?

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Approximately 20.27% of the population in Austin holds a high school degree (that's 156,827 residents), while 20.58% have attained a college certificate (149,804 locals) and 31.35% have a bachelor's degree (242,567 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 37,871 -6.3%
Some High School 156,827 -3.9%
Some College 149,804 3.1%
Associate Degree 39,038 0.9%
Bachelor's Degree 242,567 5.8%
Graduate Degree 138,192 7.3%
No High School 4.89%
Some High School 20.27%
Some College 20.58%
Associate Degree 5.05%
Bachelor's Degree 31.35%
Graduate Degree 17.86%

What is the marital status of Austin residents?

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A total of 346,900 people in Austin have never been married (which represents 43.29% of the total population), while 343,478 of them are wedded (42.86%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 12,478 (1.56%) and 85,807 (10.71%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 346,900 2.3%
Married 343,478 2.7%
Separated 12,478 -5.6%
Widowed 25,223 2.2%
Divorced 85,807 -0.5%
Never Married 43.29%
Married 42.86%
Separated 1.56%
Widowed 3.15%
Divorced 10.71%

What are the most common means of transportation in Austin?

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The top three means of transportation people in Austin use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 434,959 residents commute by car, 14,928 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 14,333 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 434,959 -3.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 14,928 -14.7%
Subway or Elevated 500 N/A
Railroad 152 -16.5%
Ferryboat 88 -12.0%
Bicycle 6,443 -7.7%
Motorcycle 1,635 -1.3%
TaxiCab 1,320 2.3%
Walk 14,333 9.6%

What is the median and average household income in Austin by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
78701 11,903 7,287 $127,782.00 $174,288.00
78702 25,393 10,513 $72,906.00 $93,784.00
78703 20,297 9,478 $108,065.00 $186,195.00
78704 51,422 26,471 $78,861.00 $118,781.00
78705 33,262 8,492 $23,509.00 $53,060.00
78712 887 0 $0.00 $0.00
78717 29,463 9,916 $117,803.00 $128,423.00
78719 1,803 405 $49,917.00 $65,064.00
78721 11,054 4,027 $55,359.00 $80,606.00
78722 6,713 3,145 $75,274.00 $97,305.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 78701 78702 78703 78704 78705 78712 78717 78719 78721 78722 78723 78724 78725 78726 78727 78728 78729 78730 78731 78732 78733 78734 78735 78736 78737 78738 78739 78741 78742 78744 78745 78746 78747 78748 78749 78750 78751 78752 78753 78754 78756 78757 78758 78759

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