Austin, TX

AUSTIN, TEXAS: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 12.22.20)

 

AGE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years73,3117.8%
25 to 29 years110,39811.8%
30 to 34 years99,77610.7%
35 to 39 years80,6518.6%
40 to 44 years69,0287.4%
45 to 49 years58,6506.3%
50 to 54 years51,6875.5%
55 to 59 years48,0595.1%
60 to 64 years42,3964.5%
65 to 69 years30,5763.3%
70 to 74 years20,9222.2%
75 to 79 years12,0171.3%
80 to 84 years8,6380.9%
85+ years9,1691.0%

The median age in Austin is 33.0 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White682,35770.8%
Black or African American82,1488.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native8,5550.9%
Asian73,9607.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4390.0%
Other81,2828.4%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade40,2205.9%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma28,5984.2%
High school graduate (includes GED)97,80414.2%
Some college, no degree104,36015.2%
Associate’s degree37,7715.5%
Bachelor’s degree233,04833.9%
Graduate or professional degree145,07821.1%
High school graduate or higher618,06190.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher378,12655.0%
Less than Bachelor’s degree308,75345.0%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0006.0%
$10,000 to $14,9993.2%
$15,000 to $24,9997.1%
$25,000 to $34,9998.3%
$35,000 to $49,99912.2%
$50,000 to $74,99918.0%
$75,000 to $99,99912.2%
$100,000 to $149,99915.9%
$150,000 to $199,9997.1%
$200,000 or more10.0%

Median household income: $67,462

Mean household income: $97,331

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$22,756
High school graduate (includes GED)$28,434
Some college or Associate’s degree$36,678
Bachelor’s degree$53,886
Graduate or professional degree$73,123

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 784,954 NA
Never married333,71942.5%
Now married (except separated)321,00840.9%
Separated14,3891.8%
Widowed22,7832.9%
Divorced93,05511.9%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line132,53414.5%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

Owner-occupied housing units167,206
Renter-occupied housing units202,837
Single-family detached units188,293
Homeownership rate45.2%
Vacancy rate8.5%
Renters rate85.8%
Average housing value$385,964
Average monthly owner cost (with mortgage)$1,555
Average rent$1,159

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

Average income$97,331
Average household size2.47
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force73.4%
Percent disabled8.3%
Percent with health coverage85.8%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)24.3
Percent workers using public transportation3.8%
Percent veterans4.9%
Percent foreign born18.5%
Percent speaking Spanish at home9.4%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

Total consumer expenditures per household$84,940.85
Alcoholic beverages$686.85
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$401.31
Beer consumed away from home$121.92
Wine consumed away from home$59.46
Apparel & services$2,571.01
Men’s apparel$502.15
Women’s apparel$835.92
Children’s apparel$399.33
Boys’ apparel$131.85
Girls’ apparel$147.63
Footwear$592.40
Dining out (food away from home)$4,410.98
Dining out – Breakfast$451.43
Dining out – Lunch$1,375.18
Dining out – Dinner$2,043.63
Education$1,815.52
Entertainment / recreation$3,590.40
Club membership fees$265.13
Dating services$1.02
Pet food$272.95
Pet services$71.46
Food consumed at home$5,959.50
Bakery products consumed at home$777.71
Dairy products consumed at home$604.51
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$1,176.86
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$1,328.07
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$580.66
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$2,072.35
Health care$6,208.57
Medical services$1,164.42
Nonprescription drugs$155.36
Household Services$2,286.61
Care for the elderly and handicapped$69.59
Lawn and garden services$441.27
Housekeeping services$190.73
PC repair$7.94
Housing$27,198.35
Home improvements$2,532.64
Utilities, fuel, and public services$5,414.89
Phone services$2,039.22
Water$792.63
Life and other insurance$435.72
Pensions and social security$9,127.73
Personal care products and services$1,028.62
Hair care products$124.23
Personal care products$434.91
Local transportation$9,799.82
Gasoline$2,598.86
Vehicle maintenance and repair$1,324.15
Travel$2,442.16
Airline fares$622.92
Auto / truck rental on trips$29.74
Lodging on trips$644.37
Food and drink on trips$593.30
Entertainment on trips$205.03

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN TRAVIS COUNTY (home to AUSTIN, TEXAS)

% with any debt in collections34%
Average debt in collections$1,288
% with medical debt in collections21%
Average medical debt in collections$550
% with student loan debt17%
Average student loan debt$19,413
Average monthly student loan payment$185
% with auto debt31%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

YearPopulationPercent
January 201917,7293.0%
February 201915,4342.6%
March 201914,8292.5%
April 201912,4902.1%
May 201912,8712.2%
June 201915,2732.6%
July 201916,0452.7%
August 201915,6072.6%
September 201914,6192.5%
October 201914,2252.4%
November 201914,1842.4%
December 201913,4482.2%
January 202015,3832.6%
February 202014,9472.5%
March 202021,4723.6%
April 202067,99312.5%
May 202065,25211.6%
June 202043,1397.4%
July 202040,5896.9%
August 202034,5505.6%
September 202038,6416.4%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)