Austin, Texas Population 2022

1,028,220
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Austin is a city located in Travis County and Williamson County Texas. Austin has a 2020 population of 1,028,220. It is also the county seat of Travis County. Austin is currently growing at a rate of 1.62% annually and its population has increased by 27.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 806,164 in 2010.

The average household income in Austin is $102,876 with a poverty rate of 12.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,346 per month, and the median house value is $358,600. The median age in Austin is 33.3 years, 33 years for males, and 33.7 years for females.

While Austin has a sizable Hispanic population, the city has struggled to attract more African Americans, the only ethnic group in Austin that is shrinking. Two critical factors are causing a decline in the African-American community: moving away from the city center and higher mortality rates.

Austin Population Growth

Austin is currently the fastest growing city in the United States and, from 2011 to 2016; it's expected to have an economic growth rate of over 6%, with a population growth rate approaching 3%. This means it's following a trend common across many major cities in Texas. Eight of the 15 fastest growing cities are in Texas, including San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas.

Young, recent college graduates and retiring baby boomers are now making up the majority of new Austinites, all being drawn in for the city's shopping, museums, and entertainment, along with affordable housing. Over the past few years, however, construction has not kept up with the population growth, creating a shortage of housing and jumps in home sales and prices.

Demographers believe Austin will continue its excellent growth in the short term, but the pace will eventually slow. Austin is already buckling under its population, with roadways packed and the third worst traffic congestion in any urban area in the US.

A forecast of population growth shows that Austin's metropolitan area's population may hit 3.2 million by 2030.

Austin was settled in the 1830s by pioneers, although the area has been inhabited since at least 9200 BC, or more than 11,000 years. For many years, Spanish colonists traveled through the area, but very few permanent settlements were created until 1730 when three missions from East Texas were reestablished at the site.

Texas won independence from Mexico in 1836 and became its own independent country. A year later, Republic of Texas Vice President Mirabeau Lamar visited the area while hunting buffalo and proposed moving the republic's capital (then in Houston) to the area. The city was incorporated in 1839 as Waterloo, but was quickly renamed Austin in honor of Stephen Austin, the "Father of Texas."

By the 1880s, Austin gained prominence with its state capital building, then the 7th most significant building in the world. The city slowly grew, launching several beautification projects in the 1920s and 1930s, further boosting its appeal and population.

Through half of the 20th century, Austin had a three-way social segregation system with Anglos, Mexicans and African Americans separated by law in most areas of life. This was eventually abolished, and Austin's Hispanic population proliferated. In 1970, its population was 15% Hispanic, 12% black and 73% non-Hispanic white; by 2010, the city was 35% Hispanic, 48% white and only 8% black.

Austin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Austinwas:

  • White: 69.39%
  • Other race: 7.82%
  • Black or African American: 7.79%
  • Asian: 7.71%
  • Two or more races: 6.50%
  • Native American: 0.72%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Austin, Texas is 1,028,220 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,028,220.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 806,164.

Austin, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20101,727,5000.00%
20111,780,54053,0402.98%
20121,834,59054,0502.95%
20131,883,32048,7302.59%
20141,942,47059,1503.05%
20152,002,13059,6602.98%
20162,062,02059,8902.90%
20172,115,48053,4602.53%
20182,165,50050,0202.31%
20192,227,08061,5802.77%
20202,288,67061,5902.69%
20212,350,26061,5902.62%

Austin Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White670,24369.39%
Black or African American75,2087.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native6,9780.72%
Asian74,5037.71%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6420.07%
Some Other Race75,5617.82%
Two or More Races62,7376.50%
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Austin Population by Race

Austin Population Pyramid 2022

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Austin Median Age

33.7


Total

33.5


Male

34


Female

Austin Adults

There are 773,746 adults, (91,033 of whom are seniors) in Austin.

Austin Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

13.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Austin Sex Ratio

Female

475,299

49.21%

Male

490,573

50.79%

Austin Population by Age

Austin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Austin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.3%32.7%
All45.5%54.5%
Male39.5%60.5%
Female36.8%63.2%
Non Family30.5%69.5%

45.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Austin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All395,2802.3945.5
Married150,9853.1667.3
Male15,5973.4639.5
Female38,3743.4536.8
Non Family190,3241.4730.5

3.15

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Austin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade36,6105.42%
9th to 12th Grade29,1364.31%
High School Graduate99,26314.70%
Some College114,13016.90%
Associates Degree35,6745.28%
Bachelors Degree223,58033.11%
Graduate Degree136,95420.28%
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Austin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Austin Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian52,08548,60539,904
White360,256353,067237,840
2+ Races36,53332,71018,718
Native American4,5423,7501,781
Black49,79044,32314,912
Hispanic196,097146,89557,106
Other Race47,07631,5359,132
Islander46746781

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.61%.

Austin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,295$52,208$42,932
Less Than 9th Grade$25,605$28,490$19,922
High School Graduate$30,973$35,654$25,774
Some College$40,323$43,129$35,904
Bachelors Degree$57,325$68,720$50,130
Graduate Degree$75,791$91,665$62,224

$48,295

Average Earnings

$52,208

Average Male

$42,932

Average Female

Austin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Austin Language by Age

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Austin Language

69.52% of Austin residents speak only English, while 30.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.59% of the population.

Austin Language

Austin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander59618230.54%
Black71,06215,70422.10%
Native6,8821,29118.76%
Hispanic316,37654,46917.22%
Asian73,19110,03213.71%
White455,68635,6257.82%
Other13,440NaN%
Multiple61,5257,65812.45%

12.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.39%

Male Poverty Rate

13.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Austin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Austin is Islander, with 30.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Austin is Multiple, with 12.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.65%.

Austin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.24%
High School15.18%
Some College9.09%
Bachelors or Greater4.79%

Austin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.51%
Male Unemployed26.29%
Female Employed7.20%
Female Unemployed29.88%

Austin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Austin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$75,752$105,709
Families$98,014$129,691
Married Families$118,571$151,809
Non Families$56,825$76,932
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Income by Household Type

Austin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Austin Married by Age and Sex

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Austin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Austin Marital Status by Race

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Austin Marital Status

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34,879

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War10,481
First Gulf War8,680
Vietnam10,743
Korea1,762
World War II838

Austin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 345,340
35 to 549,981
55 to 646,235
65 to 747,311
75+6,012

Austin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White26,4784.82%
Black3,4725.92%
Native American3877.26%
Asian8751.44%
Islander295.52%
Other Race1,3742.48%
2+ Races2,2645.18%
Hispanic7,0983.02%

Austin Veterans by Race

Austin Veterans by Education

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8.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Austin Veterans by Education

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74.3%

Labor Force Participation

71%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Austin Employment by Age

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Austin Employment by Race

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Austin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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51.51%

Born in Austin

82.01%

Native Born

17.99%

Foreign Born

11.56%

Non Citizen

6.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.01% of Austin residents were born in the United States, with 51.51% having been born in Texas. 11.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Austin Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18506000.00%
18603,4942,89419.27%
18704,4289342.40%
188011,0136,5859.54%
189014,5753,5622.84%
190022,2587,6834.32%
191029,8607,6022.98%
192034,8765,0161.56%
193053,12018,2444.30%
194087,93034,8105.17%
1950132,45944,5294.18%
1960186,54554,0863.48%
1970253,53966,9943.12%
1980345,89092,3513.15%
1990465,622119,7323.02%
2000656,562190,9403.50%
2010806,164149,6022.07%
2011828,45922,2952.77%
2012854,48226,0233.14%
2013875,00320,5212.40%
2014901,17026,1672.99%
2015921,11419,9442.21%
2016939,44718,3331.99%
2017951,55312,1061.29%
2018962,46910,9161.15%
2019978,90816,4391.71%
2020995,34716,4391.68%
20211,011,79016,4431.65%
20221,028,22016,4301.62%

Austin Population by Year