Austin Metro Area - Rankings and Statistics - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Population
    1,782,032
  • Population Density
    416 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    4,280 sq.mi.
  • Primary City
    Austin, TX
The Austin metro area is centered in Texas and has 1,782,032 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 836,800
4.33 Round Rock 104,070
4.33 Cedar Park 54,874
4.00 Georgetown 50,380
4.33 Pflugerville 50,127
2.66 San Marcos 48,291
3.66 Kyle 29,396
4.33 Leander 28,281
4.33 Brushy Creek 23,908
3.33 Hutto 17,336
4.33 Jollyville
3.00 Taylor 15,734
2.66 Lockhart 12,864
4.33 Lakeway 12,194
4.00 Wells Branch 12,148
3.66 Buda 8,557
3.00 Elgin 7,882
3.00 Hornsby Bend 7,530
3.00 Bastrop 7,327
3.00 Camp Swift 6,501
4.00 Lago Vista 6,240
3.00 Manor 5,515
4.33 Shady Hollow 4,951
4.33 Bee Cave 4,463
3.33 Smithville 3,858

Counties

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Travis County 1,063,248
4.33 Williamson County 441,445
4.00 Hays County 164,144
3.00 Bastrop County 74,730
3.00 Caldwell County 38,465

Nearby Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 San Antonio Metro Area 2,192,724
3.33 Houston Metro Area 6,063,540
3.66 Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area 6,575,833
3.00 Oklahoma City Metro Area 1,277,830
2.66 Tulsa Metro Area 945,802

Comparable Metro Areas

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area 6,575,833
2.66 San Antonio Metro Area 2,192,724
3.33 Houston Metro Area 6,063,540
2.66 Portland (OR) Metro Area 2,260,591
3.66 Denver Metro Area 2,601,465

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 63
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 Lago Vista Independent School District 4
3.33 Austin Independent School District 132
3.33 Blanco Independent School District 3
3.33 Pflugerville Independent School District 29
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 San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District 11
3.00 Gonzales Independent School District 5
2.66 Jarrell Independent School District 5
2.66 Marble Falls Independent School District 7
2.66 Thrall Independent School District 5
2.66 Granger Independent School District 3
2.66 Smithville Independent School District 5

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Westlake High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Liberal Arts & Science Academy Public 9-12 High
4.33 Hill Country Middle School Public 6-9 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
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 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, 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, High
3.00 Brentwood Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
Kirby Hall School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, 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, 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, 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 Texas Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Denver Metro Area Houston Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
White 54.32% 63.25% 44.81% 49.95% 65.62% 39.07% 75.94% 35.74%
Hispanic 31.55% 16.62% 37.90% 27.58% 22.54% 35.65% 11.00% 54.22%
African American 7.07% 12.23% 11.53% 14.66% 5.32% 16.90% 2.74% 6.10%
Asian 4.85% 4.83% 3.92% 5.47% 3.64% 6.72% 5.81% 2.05%
Multiracial 1.81% 2.05% 1.37% 1.78% 2.20% 1.25% 3.31% 1.45%
Native American 0.22% 0.66% 0.26% 0.30% 0.43% 0.18% 0.59% 0.20%
Other 0.14% 0.19% 0.13% 0.16% 0.15% 0.18% 0.13% 0.15%
Pacific Islander 0.04% 0.16% 0.07% 0.09% 0.10% 0.05% 0.49% 0.09%

Age

Austin Metro Area United States Texas 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% 15% 15% 14% 16% 13% 15%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 12% 12% 11% 12% 10% 12%
18 to 24 years 11% 10% 10% 9% 9% 10% 9% 10%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 14% 15% 16% 15% 15% 14%
35 to 44 years 15% 13% 14% 15% 15% 14% 15% 13%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 13% 14% 14% 14% 14% 13%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 11% 10% 12% 11% 13% 11%
65 and over 8% 13% 11% 9% 11% 9% 12% 11%

Education Levels

Austin Metro Area United States Texas 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% 14% 19% 16% 10% 19% 9% 17%
High school diploma or equivalent 19% 28% 25% 23% 21% 24% 22% 26%
Some college or associate degree 28% 29% 29% 29% 29% 28% 34% 31%
Bachelor's degree 27% 18% 18% 21% 25% 19% 22% 17%
Master's degree or higher 14% 11% 9% 10% 14% 10% 13% 9%

Gender

Austin Metro Area United States Texas Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Denver Metro Area Houston Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
Male 50.1% 49.2% 49.6% 49.3% 49.8% 49.8% 49.4% 49.2%
Female 49.9% 50.8% 50.4% 50.7% 50.2% 50.2% 50.6% 50.8%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Austin Metro Area United States Texas Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Denver Metro Area Houston Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
Rent 41.7% 35.1% 36.7% 38.6% 35.9% 38.0% 38.7% 36.7%
Own 58.3% 64.9% 63.3% 61.4% 64.1% 62.0% 61.3% 63.3%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Austin Metro Area United States Texas Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Denver Metro Area Houston Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
Assault 198.8 278.9 278.0 184.4 219.9 354.9 183.1 372.1
Murder 2.6 5.0 4.6 4.7 4.2 7.3 1.7 4.7
Robbery 67.1 159.8 146.7 133.8 95.7 321.2 98.1 133.3

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Austin Metro Area United States Texas Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area Denver Metro Area Houston Metro Area Portland (OR) Metro Area San Antonio Metro Area
Burglary 588.0 573.5 775.2 734.8 512.2 909.4 521.8 947.6
Larceny 3015.0 2079.6 2712.8 2192.1 2217.7 2964.2 2655.4 3851.4
Motor vehicle theft 190.0 235.5 287.2 282.5 335.5 477.7 360.2 411.6

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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71°
49°
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73°
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58°
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Precipitation
2.3"
2.2"
2.8"
2.3"
4.4"
4.4"
2.1"
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3.2"
4.1"
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    Avg. Temps

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  • 71°
    49°
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    56°
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    Precipitation

  • 2.3"
  • 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 84 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 17% Not sure
  • 7% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 53 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

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 95 responses

  • 51% Very accepting.
  • 40% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 9% 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 263 responses

  • 41% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 52% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 6% 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 43 responses

  • 37% I love everything about it.
  • 44% 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 44 responses

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