Austin, Texas

Austin: The eleventh most populous city in the United States and the center of the Austin metropolitan area. It is located in central Texas. Austin is a major center for the technology industry and is home to the University of Texas at Austin.


Austin is a city located in the county of Travis in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 790,390 and a population density of 955 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 995,484 inhabitants.

The city was created 189 years ago in 1834.

Austin is the capital city of Texas and the 11th most populous city in the United States. As of July 29, 2023, Austin's estimated population is 978,908 residents. Here are some key facts about Austin:


Austin was founded in 1839 and named after Stephen F. Austin, considered the "Father of Texas". It was incorporated in 1840 and became the capital in 1846.

Geography & Climate

Austin is situated along the Colorado River in central Texas. The city spans rolling hills, cliffs, and lakes. Austin has a warm, humid subtropical climate.

Economy & Culture

Major employers include the state government along with tech companies like Dell, IBM, and Apple. Austin is known for its live music scene and unofficial slogan "Keep Austin Weird".

Parks & Recreation

Popular green spaces include Zilker Park, Lady Bird Lake, and Barton Springs Pool. Hiking and biking trails thread through Austin. Outdoor events like SXSW take place here.

Population & Diversity

Austin has a youthful, diverse population. There is a thriving LGBTQ+ community. Hispanics make up over a third of Austin's population.

In summary, Austin combines Texas culture and history with a hip, eclectic vibe drawing tech companies and young creatives. Music, outdoor recreation, and progressive values define this capital city.

Austin locator map
Location of Austin on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Austin

Population : 995,484 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Travis County
Different from : Austin County
Twitter username : austintexasgov
Postal code : 78744–78769, 78708–78739, 78741–78742, 78701–78705
Phone Area Codes : 512
Area : 827.51 km2
Named for : Stephen F. Austin
Altitude : 489 feet / 149 meters
Capital city : Austin is capital of Texas
Establishment : January 01, 1835 (189 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 20:56:03 (22nd February 2024)
Density : 1,203 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 20.6% (2010-2020)
AustinSkylineLouNeffPoint-2010-03-29-b image
AustinSkylineLouNeffPoint-2010-03-29-b image


Austin is located at 30°16'2"N 97°44'35"W (30.2671500, -97.7430600).

Austin map

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The population of Austin increased by 20.6% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 790,390 - census
2011 828,459 4.6% estimation process
2012 854,482 3.05% estimation process
2013 875,003 2.35% estimation process
2014 901,170 2.9% estimation process
2015 921,114 2.17% estimation process
2016 939,447 1.95% estimation process
2017 951,553 1.27% estimation process
2018 962,469 1.13% estimation process
2019 978,908 1.68% estimation process
2020 995,484 1.67% estimation process

Austin zip code is 78701. County name: Travis, County fips: 48453

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People born in Austin (200)

People born in Austin, including philosopher Tom Beauchamp, actor, speed skater and musician Justin Mentell, actor Zachary Scott, .


  • Zackary Wright (American basketball player) he was born in 05/02/1985
  • Casey Abrams (Musician/Singer) he was born in 12/02/1991
  • Ciara (American singer) she was born in 25/10/1985
  • Nelly (American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Missouri) he was born in 02/11/1974
  • Amber Heard (American actress) she was born in 22/04/1986
  • Michelle Forbes (American actress) she was born in 08/01/1965
  • Doyle Bramhall II (American rock guitarist, songwriter and producer) he was born in 24/12/1968
  • Wiley Wiggins (American actor) he was born in 06/11/1976
  • Carly Fiorina (American corporate executive and politician) she was born in 06/09/1954
  • Angela Bettis (actress from the United States) she was born in 09/01/1973
  • Sarah Hagan (actress) she was born in 24/05/1984
  • Harvey Smith (American video game designer) he was born in 01/01/1966
  • Sindee Jennings (American movie actress) she was born in 07/07/1986
  • Julie Powell (American blogger) she was born in 20/04/1973
  • Marshall Allman (American actor) he was born in 05/04/1984
  • Eric Johnson (American guitarist, recording artist) he was born in 17/08/1954
  • Bruce Sterling (American writer, speaker, futurist, and design instructor) he was born in 14/04/1954
  • Angus T. Jones (American actor) he was born in 08/10/1993

Schools in Austin

College & universities near Austin, TX

Code Name City ZIP
225575 Huston-Tillotson University Austin (TX) 78702-2795
228778 The University of Texas at Austin Austin (TX) 78705
223001 Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Austin (TX) 78705-5711
224712 Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest Austin (TX) 78705
227845 Saint Edward's University Austin (TX) 78704-6489

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Austin, TX

Code Name Address Type
AUS Austin 250 North Lamar Blvd. RAIL
TAY Taylor 118 East First St. RAIL
SMC San Marcos Station 338 South Guadalupe St. RAIL
KIL Killeen, Texas 200 East Avenue C BUS
FHD Fort Hood, Texas Hood Road & Old Ironsides Ave. BUS

Post offices near Austin

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Austin Post Office Austin (TX) 78701
Capitol Post Office Austin (TX) 78701
East Austin Post Office Austin (TX) 78702
University Austin Post Office Austin (TX) 78712
Central Park Post Office Austin (TX) 78705

Other places with the same name (7)

Other cities in Travis County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Travis County , TX. (more)

City Name Population Title
Montopolis 912,791 A neighborhood located in Austin, Texas.
Pflugerville 66,826 The most populous city in Travis County, Texas.
Lakeway 16,216 City in Travis County, Texas, United States
Manor 15,767 City in Travis County, Texas, United States
Wells Branch 12,120 Census designated place
Lago Vista 7,943 City in Travis County, Texas, United States
Bee Cave 6,983 City in Texas
Shady Hollow 5,004 Census designated place
Lost Creek 4,509 City in Harrison County, West Virginia, United States of America
West Lake Hills 3,254 City in Texas, United States
Barton Creek 3,077 Census designated place
Hudson Bend 2,981 Census designated place
The Hills 2,456 Human settlement in Travis County, Texas, United States of America
Jonestown 2,169 Former community established by the Peoples Temple, known for a mass death event on November 18, 1978
Onion Creek 2,116 Census designated place
Briarcliff 1,887 Village in Texas, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Austin distances to largest Texas cities