Travis County, Texas

Travis County: County in Texas, United States

About

Travis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,024,266 and a population density of 387 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 1,300,503 inhabitants. Its county seat is Austin. The county was created 184 years ago in 1839.

Travis County is located in central Texas and contains the state capital of Austin. As of the 2020 census, the population was 1,273,954 making it the 5th most populous county in Texas.

History

Early days

Travis County was established in 1840 and named for William Barret Travis, a commander at the Battle of the Alamo. Austin has been the county seat since 1840 when it was named the capital of Texas.

Recent growth

From the 1970s onward, Travis County has experienced rapid growth as Austin became a technology and education hub. Major suburbs also developed.

Economy

Technology

Austin is nicknamed "Silicon Hills" due to its large technology industry. Major employers include Dell, IBM, Apple, Intel, and Facebook.

Education

Higher education drives the economy, with the University of Texas at Austin, St. Edward's University, and others.

Government

As the state capital, government is a major employer with many state agency headquarters located in Travis County.

Attractions

Top attractions include:

  • Texas State Capitol
  • Barton Springs Pool
  • Lady Bird Lake trails and parks
  • Zilker Park and Barton Springs Greenbelt
Travis County locator map
Location of Travis County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Travis County

Population : 1,300,503 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Twitter username : traviscountytx
Area : 2650 km2
Water as percent of area : 3.2%
Land as percent of area : 96.8%
Named for : William B. Travis
Altitude : 610 feet / 186 meters
Capital : Austin
Establishment : January 01, 1840
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 03:14:17 (15th April 2024)
Density : 491 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 21.24% (2010-2020)
Travis courthouse 2011 image
Travis courthouse 2011
Travis courthouse 2011 image

Geography

Travis County is located at 30°20'5"N 97°46'55"W (30.3346900, -97.7819500). It has 5 neighbors: Bastrop County, Blanco County, Burnet County, Caldwell County and Hays County.

Travis County map

The largest city of Travis County is Austin with a population of 995,484. Other cities include, Montopolis population 912,791, Pflugerville population 66,826, Lakeway population 16,216 and Manor population 15,767. See all Travis County cities & populated places.

Travis County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Travis County.

City Name Population Title
Austin 995,484 The eleventh most populous city in the United States and the center of the Austin metropolitan area.
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

Travis County has 5 neighbours.

  • Austin

Demographics

The population of Travis County increased by 21.24% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,024,266 - census
2011 1,061,709 3.53% estimation process
2012 1,096,886 3.21% estimation process
2013 1,122,248 2.26% estimation process
2014 1,152,260 2.6% estimation process
2015 1,179,805 2.33% estimation process
2016 1,206,110 2.18% estimation process
2017 1,227,585 1.75% estimation process
2018 1,246,572 1.52% estimation process
2019 1,273,954 2.15% estimation process
2020 1,300,503 2.04% estimation process

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People born in Travis County (7)

People born in Travis County, including rodeo performer Bill Pickett, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Blake Gottesman, poet and dancer Ama Codjoe, .

List

  • Arthur E. Frankel (American oncologist and hematologist) he was born in 08/09/1947
  • Benjamin Maney Gault (American law enforcement officer) he was born in 21/06/1886
  • George Washington Glasscock (Texas lawyer, judge, politician, and soldier (1845–1911)) he was born in 10/01/1845
  • Julius Tennon (American actor) he was born in 24/12/1953

Texas Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Harris County 4,738,253 County in Texas, United States
Dallas County 2,635,888 County in Texas, United States
Houston 2,316,120 The fourth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Houston metropolitan area.
Tarrant County 2,123,347 County in Texas, United States
Bexar County 2,026,823 County in Texas, United States
San Antonio 1,567,118 The seventh most populous city in the United States and the center of the San Antonio metropolitan area.
Dallas 1,343,266 The ninth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Collin County 1,072,069 County in Texas, United States
Austin 995,484 The eleventh most populous city in the United States and the center of the Austin metropolitan area.
Fort Worth 927,720 The twelfth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
Denton County 919,324 County in Texas, United States
Montopolis 912,791 A neighborhood located in Austin, Texas.
Hidalgo County 875,200 County in New Mexico, United States
El Paso County 841,286 County in Texas, United States
Fort Bend County 839,706 County in Texas, United States
El Paso 681,534 The twenty-third most populous city in the United States and the center of the El Paso metropolitan area.