Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    1,681,167
  • Population Density
    393 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    4,280 sq.mi.
  • Primary City
    Austin, TX
The Austin metro area is centered in Texas and has 1,681,167 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Cities

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Austin 782,149
4.33 Round Rock 97,432
4.33 Cedar Park 46,981
4.00 Georgetown 46,031
4.33 Pflugerville 44,806
2.66 San Marcos 44,486
3.66 Kyle 26,054
4.33 Leander 24,841
4.33 Brushy Creek 22,457
4.33 Jollyville 16,705
3.00 Taylor 15,275
3.33 Hutto 13,469
2.66 Lockhart 12,709
4.00 Wells Branch 11,604
4.33 Lakeway 11,092
3.00 Elgin 8,023
3.00 Bastrop 7,134
3.66 Buda 6,941
3.00 Hornsby Bend 6,509
3.00 Camp Swift 6,346
4.00 Lago Vista 5,909
4.33 Shady Hollow 4,954
3.00 Manor 4,700
3.33 Smithville 3,865
4.33 Bee Cave 3,648

Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Travis County 1,007,264
4.33 Williamson County 409,913
4.00 Hays County 152,827
3.00 Bastrop County 73,368
3.00 Caldwell County 37,795

Nearby Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 San Antonio Metro Area 2,105,462
3.33 Houston Metro Area 5,836,814
3.66 Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area 6,280,597
3.00 Oklahoma City Metro Area 1,238,050
2.66 Tulsa Metro Area 927,976

Comparable Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area 6,280,597
2.66 San Antonio Metro Area 2,105,462
3.33 Houston Metro Area 5,836,814
2.66 Portland (OR) Metro Area 2,202,583
3.66 Denver Metro Area 2,509,230

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Eanes Independent School District 11
4.33 Dripping Springs Independent School District 5
4.33 Lake Travis Independent School District 9
McDade Independent School District 1
4.00 Round Rock Independent School District 64
4.00 Leander Independent School District 41
3.66 Wimberley Independent School District 4
3.66 Georgetown Independent School District 19
3.66 Liberty Hill Independent School District 7
3.66 Comal Independent School District 35
3.66 Salado Independent School District 6
3.66 Lago Vista Independent School District 4
3.66 Flatonia Independent School District 2
3.33 Austin Independent School District 127
3.33 La Grange Independent School District 4
3.33 Blanco Independent School District 3
3.33 Pflugerville Independent School District 28
3.33 Johnson City Independent School District 3
3.33 Lexington Independent School District 3
Coupland Independent School District 1
3.00 Thorndale Independent School District 3
3.00 Navarro Independent School District 4
3.00 San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District 11
3.00 Gonzales Independent School District 5
2.66 Jarrell Independent School District 5

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
4.33 Lake Travis Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Rooster Springs Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Hudson Bend Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Lakeway Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Dripping Springs Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Dripping Springs Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Serene Hills Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Lake Travis Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
Premier High School of North Austin Public, Charter, Alternative 9-12 High
4.33 Bee Cave Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Lake Travis High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Dripping Springs High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Lake Pointe Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Canyon Creek Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Spicewood Elementary School Public K-5 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
3.66 San Marcos Baptist Academy Private, Boarding, Religious 7-12 High
3.33 The Khabele School Private 6-12 High
3.33 Grace Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Concordia High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Hill Country Christian School of San Marcos Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, 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 Faith Academy of Marble Falls Private, Religious K-12 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

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
3.00 Texas Lutheran University
2.66 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
2.00 Huston-Tillotson University
Austin Community College District
Central Texas College
Temple College
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

Around Austin

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Austin Metro Area United States Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Denver Metro Area Houston Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
White 54.94% 64.16% 50.82% 66.15% 40.29% 76.73% 36.44%
Hispanic 31.05% 16.05% 27.13% 22.19% 34.82% 10.62% 53.80%
African American 7.22% 12.21% 14.60% 5.33% 16.93% 2.72% 6.08%
Asian 4.74% 4.67% 5.24% 3.54% 6.44% 5.59% 1.91%
Multiracial 1.51% 1.85% 1.55% 2.02% 1.05% 3.16% 1.28%
Native American 0.26% 0.66% 0.33% 0.45% 0.19% 0.57% 0.22%
Other 0.19% 0.21% 0.19% 0.17% 0.20% 0.13% 0.15%
Pacific Islander 0.05% 0.15% 0.10% 0.09% 0.04% 0.45% 0.08%

Age

Austin Metro Area United States Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Denver Metro Area Houston Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
9 years and under 15% 13% 16% 14% 16% 13% 15%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 12% 11% 12% 11% 12%
18 to 24 years 12% 10% 9% 9% 10% 9% 10%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 15% 15% 15% 15% 14%
35 to 44 years 15% 14% 15% 15% 15% 15% 14%
45 to 54 years 13% 15% 14% 15% 14% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 9% 12% 10% 11% 10% 12% 11%
65 and over 8% 13% 9% 10% 8% 11% 11%

Education Levels

Austin Metro Area United States Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Denver Metro Area Houston Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 12% 15% 17% 11% 20% 10% 18%
High school diploma or equivalent 20% 29% 23% 22% 24% 23% 26%
Some college or associate degree 28% 29% 29% 29% 28% 34% 31%
Bachelor's degree 26% 18% 21% 25% 19% 22% 17%
Master's degree or higher 14% 10% 10% 13% 10% 12% 9%

Gender

Austin Metro Area United States Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Denver Metro Area Houston Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
Male 50.2% 49.2% 49.4% 49.7% 49.7% 49.4% 49.1%
Female 49.8% 50.8% 50.6% 50.3% 50.3% 50.6% 50.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Austin Metro Area United States Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Denver Metro Area Houston Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
Rent 41.2% 33.9% 37.5% 34.4% 36.9% 37.3% 35.2%
Own 58.8% 66.1% 62.5% 65.6% 63.1% 62.7% 64.8%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Austin Metro Area United States Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Denver Metro Area Houston Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
Assault 252.9 280.9 311.9 314.1 508.9 316.4 313.0
Murder 3.5 5.6 8.5 7.0 9.7 3.3 6.2
Rape 25.2 29.2 43.3 57.5 31.4 38.6 39.4
Robbery 111.3 150.7 236.4 170.7 420.3 158.9 131.3

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Austin Metro Area United States Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Denver Metro Area Houston Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
Burglary 836.8 718.3 1137.0 716.7 1210.0 747.6 1108.4
Larceny 3925.2 2276.2 2622.2 2269.7 3125.9 3745.3 4328.1
Motor vehicle theft 264.2 275.5 418.3 473.1 585.0 599.5 448.4

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
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38°
65°
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Precipitation
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2.2"
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