Montopolis, Texas

Montopolis: A neighborhood located in Austin, Texas. It is known for its diversity and its rich history.


Montopolis 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 4 years in 2014 city had an estimated population of 912,791 inhabitants.

The city was created 189 years ago in 1834.

Montopolis is a neighborhood located in southeast Austin, Texas, centered around the Montopolis Bridge over the Colorado River. Here are some key details:


Montopolis was founded in the 1830s as a trading post called Montopolis City. It later became part of Austin but retained its distinct identity.


Montopolis is bounded by the Colorado River to the north, Highway 183 to the west, and Airport Blvd to the south. The historic Montopolis Bridge connects it to Austin proper.


Montopolis has a unique Tejano culture and is sometimes called “Little Mexico.” Many Mexican American families have lived here for generations.


Montopolis is historically a working-class neighborhood. Residents work in industries like construction, manufacturing, and service jobs throughout Austin.


Points of community pride include the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and Delores Duffie Park along the river. Annual events include Dia de los Muertos celebrations.

In summary, Montopolis is a culturally vibrant neighborhood in Austin with a predominantly Hispanic heritage. It retains a distinct small town feel despite increasing development.

Quick Facts about Montopolis

Population : 912,791 (2014)
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 : Montopolis is capital of Texas
Establishment : January 01, 1835 (189 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 22:22:30 (21st February 2024)
Density : 1,103 Pop. per km² as of 2014
Population growth : 13.41% (2010-2014)


Montopolis is located at 30°14'36"N 97°41'26"W (30.2432700, -97.6905600).

Montopolis map

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The population of Montopolis increased by 13.41% in 4 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 790,390 -
2014 912,791 13.41%

People born in Montopolis (200)

People born in Montopolis, 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 Montopolis

College & universities near Montopolis, TX

Code Name City ZIP
225575 Huston-Tillotson University Austin (TX) 78702-2795
227845 Saint Edward's University Austin (TX) 78704-6489
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

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Montopolis, 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 Montopolis

Post Office Name City ZIP
East Austin Post Office Austin (TX) 78702
Southeast Austin Post Office Austin (TX) 78744
Del Vall Post Office Del Valle (TX) 78617
Capitol Post Office Austin (TX) 78701
Downtown Austin Post Office Austin (TX) 78701

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Barton Creek 3,077 Census designated place
Hudson Bend 2,981 Census designated place
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Distance to Other Cities

Montopolis distances to largest Texas cities