Most Expensive Austin Neighborhoods
Austin is a very large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 885,398 people and 202 constituent neighborhoods, Austin is the fourth largest community in Texas.
Austin real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Austin house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Austin is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Austin is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Austin who work in office and administrative support (11.88%), management occupations (11.16%) and sales jobs (10.86%).
Also of interest is that Austin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Austin is also a city of artists. Austin has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Austin’s character.
Austin is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Austin. This makes Austin a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Austin presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
One of the benefits of being a big city like Austin is having a public transportation system, but in Austin the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Austin benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.
The citizens of Austin are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.63% of adults in Austin have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Austin in 2010 was $31,990, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,960 for a family of four. However, Austin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Austin is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Austin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Austin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Austin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Austin include German, English, Irish and Italian.
Austin also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.60%.
The most common language spoken in Austin is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||324,892|
|AUSTIN HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||43.99%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||56.01%|
|TYPE OF AUSTIN HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||46.88%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.22%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||8.78%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||38.71%|
|SIZE OF AUSTIN HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.55%|
|AGE OF AUSTIN HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||22.99%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||56.99%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||17.03%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||3.00%|
|AUSTIN REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$290,967|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,138|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $66,000||3.33%|
|$66,001 - $132,000||5.60%|
|$132,001 - $264,000||35.01%|
|$264,001 - $396,000||24.87%|
|$396,001 - $528,000||13.51%|
|$528,001 - $660,000||7.36%|
|$660,001 - $990,000||6.51%|
|$990,001 - $1,320,000||1.89%|
|PEOPLE OF AUSTIN||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||7.01%|
|5 TO 17||14.84%|
|18 TO 24||13.47%|
|25 TO 34||21.19%|
|35 TO 54||27.21%|
|55 TO 64||9.12%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||7.17%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||86.69%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$53,946|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$31,990|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||19.07%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (11.18%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (11.09%)
Public Service (6.26%)
Information Technology (2.80%)
Real estate (2.73%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||8.01%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.54%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.07%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||9.02%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.92%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||34.59%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (8.63%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (67.66%)
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