Austin, TX - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    864,218
  • Population Density
    2,619 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    319 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    1,118 3.6
Austin is a large city in Texas with 864,218 residents. It has high 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 1,118 reviews
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    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Johnston Terrace: There's little to no crime in the area, but police, when needed. are always slow to get here and slow to leave.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Johnston Terrace: It's weird. It's a really great area, but it's kinda like the soul of the place is being siphoned away and replaced with corporations and hipsters.
    • 5
    Crime & Safety at Austin: The police usually patrol the neighborhood once a night, and since the community is gated everyone feels very safe.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Austin: A fun quiet neighborhood great for retirees and families alike.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at St. Edwards: I've never heard about any robber around my neighborhood.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
North Austin Civic Association 29,449
West University 23,553
West Oak Hill 21,771
Windsor Park 19,414
Franklin Park 19,390
East Oak Hill 18,918
Pleasant Valley 15,770
Garrison Park 15,485
Montopolis 14,404
Riverside 14,163
Heritage Hills 12,474
MLK-183 11,129
St. John 10,975
Parker Lane 10,683
Barton Hills 10,260
UT 10,069
West Austin Neighborhood Group 10,006
Brentwood 9,740
Georgian Acres 9,467
Allandale 9,410
South Manchaca 8,907
MLK 8,864
Downtown 8,558
Central East Austin 8,372
South Lamar 7,952
Windsor Hills 7,901
North Lamar 7,555
North Loop 7,527
McKinney 7,327
South River City 7,155
Crestview 7,106
Rosedale 7,014
Zilker 6,978
Highland 6,945
Hyde Park 6,945
Sweetbriar 6,729
Upper Boggy Creek 6,530
Govalle 6,454
Old West Austin 6,372
Windsor Road 5,911
Bouldin Creek 5,868
Wooten 5,796
Rosewood 5,661
East Congress 5,637
Pecan Springs-Springdale 5,299
Hancock 5,294
University Hills 5,101
North Burnet 5,052
North University 4,888
Westgate 4,836
St. Edwards 4,594
Holly 4,043
North Shoal Creek 3,761
Coronado Hills 3,699
Southeast 3,657
Galindo 3,559
East Cesar Chavez 3,390
RMMA 3,303
Johnston Terrace 3,017
Dawson 2,883
Old Enfield 2,805
West Congress 2,626
Triangle State 2,237
Chestnut 1,738
Gateway 1,028

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Rollingwood 1,453
4.33 West Lake Hills 3,225
3.66 Sunset Valley 697
3.66 Barton Creek 3,483
4.00 San Leanna 537
4.33 Wells Branch 11,852
4.00 Shady Hollow 4,940
3.66 Manchaca 1,448
3.66 Windemere 787
4.33 Hudson Bend 2,878
3.00 Bear Creek 403
4.33 Cedar Park 58,088
4.33 Brushy Creek 22,537
4.33 Northwest Travis Township 101,286
4.00 Southwest Travis Township 57,359
4.00 Pflugerville 52,138
3.33 Buda 9,443
3.00 Manor 5,936
2.66 Garfield 1,576
4.00 Round Rock 106,972
4.00 Northeast Travis Township 112,076
4.33 Cedar Park-Liberty Hill Township 115,330
4.33 Round Rock-Georgetown Township 256,994
4.00 Kyle-Buda Township 72,786
4.00 Dripping Springs-Wimberley Township 36,703

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 San Antonio 1,385,438
3.66 Dallas 1,240,985
3.33 Houston 2,167,988
4.33 Denver 633,777
4.33 Portland 602,568

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 78660 77,046
4.00 78613 70,764
4.33 78745 58,878
4.00 78753 53,994
4.00 78741 51,274
4.33 78758 45,134
4.33 78704 42,770
4.00 78744 45,830
4.00 78759 40,067
4.00 78748 44,907
4.00 78749 35,183
4.00 78723 30,955
4.00 78705 31,735
4.00 78727 29,506
4.33 78729 28,786
4.00 78750 27,912
4.00 78746 27,960
4.00 78731 26,412
4.33 78757 23,442
4.33 78717 25,427
4.33 78702 21,855
3.66 78724 23,313
4.33 78728 20,794
4.33 78703 20,061
3.00 78617 23,025
4.33 78734 18,498
4.00 78752 19,639
4.00 78735 17,548
4.00 78739 18,068
3.33 78653 17,968
4.33 78751 13,838
4.00 78732 15,312
4.00 78754 16,494
4.00 78726 12,786
3.33 78747 16,753
3.66 78737 14,167
4.00 78738 13,794
4.00 78721 12,087
4.00 78733 9,404
3.66 78730 8,591
4.33 78756 8,685
3.66 78736 7,030
3.33 78725 7,612
4.33 78722 6,514
4.33 78701 6,188
3.66 78652 5,408
3.00 78719 1,807
2.66 78742 566
3.00 78712 557

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Eanes Independent School District 11
4.33 Lake Travis Independent School District 10
4.00 Round Rock Independent School District 63
4.00 Leander Independent School District 41
4.00 Austin Independent School District 133
3.66 Pflugerville Independent School District 30
3.33 Manor Independent School District 14
3.00 Hays Consolidated Independent School District 24
2.33 Del Valle Independent School District 14

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Westlake High School Public 8-12 Middle, High
4.33 Liberal Arts & Science Academy Public 9-12 High
4.33 Hill Country Middle School Public 5-8 Middle
4.33 Bridge Point Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.33 Westwood High School Public 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
4.00 Brushy Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Cedar Valley Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Laurel Mountain Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Canyon Vista Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 James Garland Walsh Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 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 PK, K-5 Pre-K, 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
4.00 Chandler Oaks Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
4.00 Noel Grisham Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Ridgeview Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Deep Wood Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Forest North Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Canyon Ridge Middle School Public 6-8 Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 St. Stephen's Episcopal School Private, Boarding, Religious 6-12 Middle, High
4.00 Austin Peace Academy Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 St. Michael's Catholic Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
4.00 Austin Waldorf School Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 The Khabele School Private 6-12 Middle, High
2.66 Concordia High School Private, Religious, Coed 9-12 High
3.00 The Griffin School Private 9-12 High
3.66 Hill Country Christian School of Austin Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 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
3.66 Hyde Park Baptist School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Regents School of Austin Private, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Summit Christian Academy - Cedar Park Campus Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Round Rock Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Huntington-Surrey High School Private 8-12 Middle, High
2.33 San Juan Diego Catholic High School Private, Religious 8-12 Middle, 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
3.33 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
University of Texas - Austin
St. Edward's University
Texas State University
Southwestern University
Concordia University - Texas
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 48.66% 63.25% 44.31% 54.32% 29.28% 52.85% 25.52% 71.79% 26.30%
Hispanic 34.83% 16.62% 38.18% 31.55% 41.73% 31.20% 43.89% 9.64% 63.33%
African American 7.50% 12.23% 11.56% 7.07% 24.29% 9.47% 22.83% 5.92% 6.42%
Asian 6.49% 4.83% 4.04% 4.85% 2.96% 3.44% 6.25% 7.45% 2.35%
Multiracial 2.15% 2.05% 1.46% 1.81% 1.43% 2.19% 1.16% 3.87% 1.21%
Native American 0.18% 0.66% 0.25% 0.22% 0.15% 0.60% 0.17% 0.61% 0.18%
Other 0.13% 0.19% 0.13% 0.14% 0.13% 0.18% 0.15% 0.22% 0.13%
Pacific Islander 0.07% 0.16% 0.07% 0.04% 0.03% 0.08% 0.04% 0.51% 0.08%

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% 7% 11%
18 to 24 years 13% 10% 10% 11% 10% 9% 11% 9% 11%
25 to 34 years 21% 13% 14% 17% 18% 21% 18% 19% 15%
35 to 44 years 15% 13% 14% 15% 14% 15% 14% 17% 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% 11% 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% 18% 12% 26% 14% 24% 9% 19%
High school diploma or equivalent 17% 28% 25% 19% 22% 18% 22% 17% 26%
Some college or associate degree 24% 29% 29% 28% 22% 24% 24% 29% 31%
Bachelor's degree 29% 18% 18% 27% 19% 27% 18% 27% 16%
Master's degree or higher 17% 11% 9% 14% 11% 17% 12% 18% 9%

Gender

Austin, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dallas, TX Denver, CO Houston, TX Portland, OR San Antonio, TX
Female 49.6% 50.8% 50.4% 49.9% 50.0% 50.0% 49.9% 50.6% 51.1%
Male 50.4% 49.2% 49.6% 50.1% 50.0% 50.0% 50.1% 49.4% 48.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Austin, TX United States Texas Austin Metro Area Dallas, TX Denver, CO Houston, TX Portland, OR San Antonio, TX
Own 44.8% 64.9% 62.7% 58.3% 43.0% 49.7% 44.5% 52.8% 55.0%
Rent 55.2% 35.1% 37.3% 41.7% 57.0% 50.3% 55.5% 47.2% 45.0%

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 232.9 278.9 268.6 198.8 291.1 362.7 485.1 288.5 332.3
Murder 3.5 5.0 4.9 2.6 9.1 4.7 10.9 4.2 7.2
Rape 63.2 13.6 47.4 61.4 67.3 36.6 42.6 75.4
Robbery 96.6 159.8 138.5 67.1 303.0 164.0 458.8 137.6 124.4

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 634.2 573.5 653.9 588.0 918.3 684.6 974.3 673.4 864.1
Larceny 3255.0 2079.6 2514.4 3015.0 2117.2 2158.7 3068.8 4013.0 4053.9
Motor vehicle theft 253.1 235.5 289.3 190.0 553.7 516.1 650.6 548.3 499.8

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Precipitation
2.2"
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4.4"
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    Avg. Temps

  • 62°
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    51°
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    67°
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    Precipitation

  • 2.2"
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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 145 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 19% Not sure
  • 8% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 243 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 236 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 239 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 241 responses

  • 15% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 43% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 29% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 12% 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 99 responses

  • 55% Very accepting.
  • 41% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 3% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 1% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 290 responses

  • 29% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 56% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 14% 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 81 responses

  • 26% I love everything about it.
  • 54% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% 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 122 responses

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