Austin, TX - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    836,800
  • Population Density
    2,619 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    319 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    791 3.6
Austin is a large city in Texas with 836,800 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 791 reviews
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    • 4
    Overall Experience at Austin: The current neighborhood I'm living in is a great area with little crime and access to many Austin attractions. The only downside to my specific apartment complex is the families here that don't watch their children and let them run around without a care. Besides that, the everyone is nice and friendly.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Barton Square: The neighborhood isn't very social, but it's in walking distance of nationally-recognized elementary, middle, and high schools, and lots of healthy and yummy food and entertainment!
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Austin: The summer here is too hot, there are too many people moving to Austin and its causing the prices to rise.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Austin: I've lived here my whole childhood but it's mostly been the same
    • 5
    Overall Experience at Windsor Park: The area has improved since Mueller was brought up.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 North Austin 26,146
3.00 Windsor Park 16,068
2.33 Franklin Park 15,343
4.00 West Oak Hills 15,267
2.66 Riverdale 13,750
4.00 East Oak Hills 13,115
2.66 West University 13,015
2.66 Pleasant Valley 12,546
3.33 Garrison Park 10,739
3.00 Parker Lane 10,160
4.00 West Austin/Tarrytown 9,892
2.66 Georgian Acres 9,730
2.33 Montopolis 9,384
2.66 University of Texas at Austin 9,021
2.66 St. Johns 8,959
4.00 Barton Hills 8,308
2.66 Martin Luther King - 183 7,901
3.66 South Lamar 7,865
3.66 Brentwood 7,842
3.66 Allendale 7,768
3.33 Manchaca 7,496
3.00 Windsor Hills 7,318
4.00 North Burnet 7,014
2.66 Heritage Hills 6,630
4.00 South River City/Travis Heights 6,529
2.33 North Lamar 6,461
4.00 Rosedale 5,772
3.33 North Loop 5,767
3.33 Hyde Park 5,637
3.33 Wooten 5,498
3.66 Bouldin Creek 5,431
3.66 Zilker 5,163
3.33 University Hills 5,117
3.33 Sweetbriar 4,973
3.66 Downtown 4,947
3.00 Pecan Springs/Springdale 4,769
3.33 Crestview 4,720
3.00 Rosewood 4,627
3.33 North University 4,603
4.00 Old West Austin/Clarksville 4,498
2.66 Martin Luther King 4,497
3.66 St. Edward's University 4,491
2.66 Govalle 4,482
3.66 Upper Boggy Creek/Cherrywood 4,255
3.66 North Shoal Creek 4,145
3.00 Central East Austin 4,136
4.00 Barton Square 4,041
3.33 Hancock 4,001
3.66 Windsor Road 3,807
3.66 Galindo 3,802
3.33 Highland 3,794
3.66 East Congress 3,734
2.33 Holly 3,135
2.66 Coronado Hills 3,065
3.00 East Caesar Chavez 3,033
2.66 McKinney 2,971
3.33 Westgate 2,902
3.66 Dawson 2,686
2.00 Southeast 2,091
3.33 West Congress 2,066
3.66 Austin Municipal Airport 1,761
3.66 Chestnut 1,378
3.66 Old Enfield 1,311
4.00 Gateway 990
2.66 Johnston Terrace 808
3.33 Triangle State 652

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Rollingwood 1,519
4.33 West Lake Hills 3,178
4.33 Sunset Valley 665
4.33 Barton Creek 3,016
4.33 Jollyville
4.00 San Leanna 595
4.00 Wells Branch 12,148
4.33 Shady Hollow 4,951
4.00 Manchaca 1,442
3.33 Windemere 784
4.33 Hudson Bend 3,234
4.33 Bear Creek 451
4.33 Cedar Park 54,874
4.33 Brushy Creek 23,908
4.33 Northwest Travis Township 100,333
4.33 Southwest Travis Township 55,326
4.33 Pflugerville 50,127
3.66 Buda 8,557
3.00 Manor 5,515
2.66 Garfield 1,700
4.33 Round Rock 104,070
4.00 Northeast Travis Township 107,105
4.33 Cedar Park-Liberty Hill Township 110,857
4.33 Round Rock-Georgetown Township 247,865
4.00 Kyle-Buda Township 69,032
4.00 Dripping Springs-Wimberley Township 36,916

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 San Antonio 1,359,033
3.66 Dallas 1,222,167
3.33 Houston 2,134,707
3.00 Denver 619,297
3.00 Portland 594,687

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 78660 75,038
4.33 78613 68,426
3.33 78745 57,559
3.00 78753 52,674
2.66 78741 48,654
3.33 78758 45,623
3.66 78704 41,999
2.66 78744 44,375
4.33 78759 39,895
4.00 78748 41,710
4.33 78749 34,392
3.33 78723 31,234
3.00 78705 31,282
4.33 78727 28,563
4.33 78729 26,906
4.33 78750 27,012
4.33 78746 27,506
4.33 78731 25,575
3.66 78757 22,655
4.33 78717 24,099
3.00 78702 21,655
2.66 78724 21,454
4.00 78728 20,817
4.33 78703 19,860
2.00 78617 21,096
4.33 78734 18,290
3.00 78752 18,381
4.33 78735 17,118
4.33 78739 17,198
3.33 78653 16,917
3.66 78751 14,045
4.33 78732 15,097
4.00 78754 15,109
4.33 78726 13,181
3.66 78747 15,919
4.33 78737 13,539
4.33 78738 13,141
2.66 78721 11,482
4.33 78733 9,475
4.33 78730 8,916
4.00 78756 8,125
4.00 78736 6,599
3.00 78725 8,169
4.00 78722 6,355
3.66 78701 5,915
3.66 78652 5,117
2.33 78719 1,746
2.00 78742 810
78712 548

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Westlake High School Public 8-12 High
4.33 Liberal Arts & Science Academy Public 9-12 High
4.33 Hill Country Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Barton Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Forest Trail Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Valley View Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Eanes Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Cedar Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Bridge Point Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Westwood High School Public 9-12 High
Premier High School of North Austin Public, Charter, Alternative 9-12 High
4.33 Canyon Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Spicewood Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Brushy Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Cedar Valley Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Laurel Mountain Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Canyon Vista Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 James Garland Walsh Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Patsy Sommer Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Blackland Prairie Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Fern Bluff Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Cactus Ranch Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Kathy Caraway Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Caldwell Heights Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Great Oaks Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 St. Stephen's Episcopal School Private, Boarding, Religious 6-12 High
4.00 Austin Peace Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 St. Andrew's Episcopal School Private, Religious 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Legacy Oaks Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 St. Michael's Catholic Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.66 Austin Waldorf School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 The Khabele School Private 6-12 High
3.00 Concordia High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 The Griffin School Private 9-12 High
3.00 Hill Country Christian School of Austin Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Brentwood Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Kirby Hall School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Sri Atmananda Memorial School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Hyde Park Baptist School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Regents School of Austin Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Summit Christian Academy - Cedar Park Campus Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Round Rock Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Huntington-Surrey High School Private 8-12 High
2.00 San Juan Diego Catholic High School Private, Religious 8-12 High
Holy Family Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Theresa's Catholic School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Redeemer Lutheran School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Trinity Episcopal School of Austin Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
Veritas Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Jackie's Performing Arts & Private Education Private PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 University of Texas - Austin
3.66 St. Edward's University
3.33 Texas State University
3.33 Southwestern University
3.00 Concordia University - Texas
2.00 Huston-Tillotson University
Austin Community College District
The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston
Everest Institute - Austin
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Austin
University of Phoenix - Austin
ITT Technical Institute - Austin
Southern Careers Institute - Austin
Virginia College - Austin
Allied Health Careers
College of Health Care Professions - Austin
Central Texas Beauty College - Round Rock
Capitol City Trade & Technical School
Avenue Five Institute
Paul Mitchell the School - Austin
Strayer University - Texas
Baldwin Beauty School - North Austin
Sanford-Brown College - Austin
Escoffier School of Culinary Arts - Austin
MediaTech Institute - Austin

Around Austin

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Austin, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dallas, TX Denver, CO Houston, TX Portland, OR San Antonio, TX
White 49.11% 63.25% 44.81% 54.32% 29.27% 52.68% 25.75% 72.03% 26.56%
Hispanic 34.59% 16.62% 37.90% 31.55% 41.90% 31.41% 43.62% 9.43% 63.18%
African American 7.71% 12.23% 11.53% 7.07% 24.26% 9.66% 23.05% 6.05% 6.42%
Asian 6.19% 4.83% 3.92% 4.85% 2.95% 3.35% 6.18% 7.42% 2.28%
Multiracial 1.99% 2.05% 1.37% 1.81% 1.34% 2.07% 1.07% 3.70% 1.14%
Native American 0.19% 0.66% 0.26% 0.22% 0.15% 0.59% 0.16% 0.63% 0.18%
Other 0.16% 0.19% 0.13% 0.14% 0.11% 0.18% 0.13% 0.20% 0.17%
Pacific Islander 0.07% 0.16% 0.07% 0.04% 0.02% 0.08% 0.03% 0.54% 0.06%

Age

Austin, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dallas, TX Denver, CO Houston, TX Portland, OR San Antonio, TX
9 years and under 13% 13% 15% 15% 16% 13% 15% 11% 15%
10 to 17 years 8% 11% 12% 10% 10% 8% 10% 8% 12%
18 to 24 years 13% 10% 10% 11% 10% 10% 11% 9% 11%
25 to 34 years 21% 13% 14% 17% 18% 21% 18% 20% 15%
35 to 44 years 15% 13% 14% 15% 14% 15% 14% 16% 13%
45 to 54 years 12% 14% 13% 13% 12% 12% 13% 13% 13%
55 to 64 years 9% 12% 11% 10% 10% 10% 10% 12% 10%
65 and over 7% 13% 11% 8% 9% 10% 9% 11% 11%

Education Levels

Austin, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dallas, TX Denver, CO Houston, TX Portland, OR San Antonio, TX
Less than a high school diploma 13% 14% 19% 12% 26% 15% 25% 9% 19%
High school diploma or equivalent 16% 28% 25% 19% 22% 19% 22% 18% 25%
Some college or associate degree 25% 29% 29% 28% 23% 24% 24% 29% 31%
Bachelor's degree 29% 18% 18% 27% 19% 26% 18% 26% 16%
Master's degree or higher 17% 11% 9% 14% 11% 17% 11% 18% 9%

Gender

Austin, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dallas, TX Denver, CO Houston, TX Portland, OR San Antonio, TX
Male 50.5% 49.2% 49.6% 50.1% 50.1% 50.0% 50.1% 49.5% 48.8%
Female 49.5% 50.8% 50.4% 49.9% 49.9% 50.0% 49.9% 50.5% 51.2%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Austin, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dallas, TX Denver, CO Houston, TX Portland, OR San Antonio, TX
Rent 55.0% 35.1% 36.7% 41.7% 56.4% 49.8% 54.6% 46.6% 44.3%
Own 45.0% 64.9% 63.3% 58.3% 43.6% 50.2% 45.4% 53.4% 55.7%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Austin, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dallas, TX Denver, CO Houston, TX Portland, OR San Antonio, TX
Assault 246.4 278.9 278.0 198.8 274.3 370.0 471.0 291.6 421.6
Murder 3.0 5.0 4.6 2.6 11.4 6.2 9.8 2.3 5.1
Rape 25.3 15.3 43.3 79.2 28.3 38.4 47.4
Robbery 88.8 159.8 146.7 67.1 334.8 174.4 453.6 150.5 156.6

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Austin, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dallas, TX Denver, CO Houston, TX Portland, OR San Antonio, TX
Burglary 762.4 573.5 775.2 588.0 1156.6 757.8 1088.4 677.7 1060.9
Larceny 3834.8 2079.6 2712.8 3015.0 2420.2 2358.5 3374.8 3647.1 4184.2
Motor vehicle theft 252.4 235.5 287.2 190.0 588.4 537.3 623.5 539.9 469.9

Income

Weather

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    Avg. Temps

  • 62°
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  • 72°
    51°
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    59°
  • 86°
    67°
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    Precipitation

  • 2.2"
  • 2.0"
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  • 2.1"
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  • 1.9"
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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 36 responses

  • 81% Yes
  • 14% Not sure
  • 6% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 28 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 65 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 75 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 78 responses

  • 18% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 44% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 28% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 10% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 36 responses

  • 67% Very accepting.
  • 33% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 0% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 108 responses

  • 30% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 59% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 10% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 1% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 16 responses

  • 25% I love everything about it.
  • 56% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 19% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 23 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments