Population Data of Austin, Texas

Austin's 2016 population is about 931,830, but its 5-county metropolitan area has more 2 million people. Austin has around 3,358.32 people per square mile. Compared with other major metros, Austin is still a young city and there is significant room to grow. In 2016, Austin was the 4th largest city in Texas and the 11th largest in the United States, up from 13th at the last census. Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country now, with a population growth rate of almost 3%.

Austin Demographics

According to the Census, the composition of Austin was:

Race Composition 2010 1990 1970 1950
White: 68.3% 70.6% 87.2% 86.6%
(non-Hispanic): 48.7% 61.7% 73.4% N/A
Hispanic or Latino: 35.1% 23.0% 14.5% N/A
African American: 8.1% 12.4% 11.8% 13.3%
Asian 6.3% 3.0% 0.2% 0.1%

Over the years, Asians and Hispanic population are steadily increasing. While white population has declined, it is still the dominant race in Austin. African American population is on a declining trend.

Growth Chart

YearPopulationAnnual Growth
2017950,7151.3%
2016938,2002%
2015919,9742.1%
2014900,6212.9%
2013874,9102.4%
2012854,3503.1%
2011828,7002.8%
2010806,4632.1%
2000656,5623.5%
1990465,6223%
1980345,8903.2%
1970253,5393.1%
1960186,5453.5%
1950132,4594.2%
194087,9305.2%
193053,1204.3%
192034,8761.6%
191029,8603%
190022,2584.3%
189014,5752.8%
188011,0139.5%
18704,4282.4%

Age Group

Median Age: Total: 32.7, Male: 32.4, Female: 33

Renters vs Owners

Austin Renter vs Owners

Rate of Homeownership: 45.3%