Austin is a very large city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 961,855 people and 258 constituent neighborhoods, Austin is the fourth largest community in Texas.
Austin home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Austin real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Austin is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.37% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Austin is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Austin who work in management occupations (13.30%), sales jobs (10.28%), and office and administrative support (9.54%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Austin telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.35% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Austin is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Austin is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Of the large cities in America, Austin is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 80.95% of people in Austin drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Austin, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Austin. 53.39% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Austin in 2018 was $44,829, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,316 for a family of four. However, Austin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Austin is an extremely 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 Asian. Austin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.30% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Austin include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
Austin also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.99%.
The most common language spoken in Austin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.