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Austin Population


Austin is the capital city of the U.S. state of Texas, is the eleventh most populous city in the United States and the fourth most-populous city in Texas after Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. It's in Travis County, with parts extending into Hays and Williamson counties. Austin population in 2021 is estimated to be 1 Million, Austin city experienced accelerated growth during the 1990s, mainly due to high technology industries. The city also adopted a nickname called "Silicon Hills" in the 1990s due to a rapid influx of technology and development companies. The central business district of Austin is home to the tallest condo towers in the state, with The Independent tower having 210 metres tall and The Austonian tower 209 metres tall.

YearPopulationChange %
2020 *996,5281.80
2021 *1,012,1911.6
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019

Austin city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 1935
YearAustin Population
Source:, 1950 to 1935 Austin city Population(UA)

Austin Size and Population

Austin population in 2020 is 996,528 people, Median age of Austin population is 33.6 years. 50.4% are Male and 49.6% are Female. Sex ratio 101.7 males per 100 females. 6.3% are under 5 years of age, 19.7% are under 18 years, 80.3% are 18 years and over, 12.1% are 65 years and over. Total housing units are 425,076.

Total number of 486,285 are Male, 477,958 are Female, 60,530 are under 5 years, 190,395 under 18 years, 773,848 are 18 years and over and 90,262 are 65 years and over.

Austin Voting age population
660,881 are Citizen, 18 and over population, out of these 328,188 are Male and 332,693 are Female, percentage wise 49.7% are Male voters and 50.3% are Female voters.

Languages spoken in Austin

Austin population by language spoken at home are, 614,960 speak only English, 200,236 Spanish, 5,195 French (incl. Cajun), 724 Portuguese, 142 Haitian, 411 Italian, 2,804 German, 602 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages, 314 Greek, 178 Polish, 1,658 Russian, 534 Serbo-Croatian, 267 Ukrainian or other Slavic languages, 104 Armenian, 2,515 Persian (incl. Farsi, Dari).

Asian Indian languages include 7,921 Hindi, 1,219 Bengali, 5,469 Telugu, 3,629 Tamil, 1,387 Gujarati, 2,054 Urdu, 995 Punjabi, 3,654 Nepali, Marathi, or other Indic languages, 2,442 Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages and 2,209 Other Indo-European languages.

East Asian languages include 2,986 Tagalog (incl. Filipino), 11,557 Chinese (incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), 5,307 Vietnamese, 233 Khmer, 718 Japanese, 4,596 Korean, 804 Thai, Lao, or other Tai-Kadai languages and 685 speak other languages of Asia.

469 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 656 Hebrew, 7,122 Arabic, 846 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 2,088 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 2,171 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa and 1,852 Other and unspecified languages.

Ethnic groups

Austin population by Race 682,357 are White Americans, 82,148 are Black or African Americans, 8,555 are American Indian and Alaska Native, 439 are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. 73,960 are Asians, out of these 31,983 are Asian Indian(3.3%), 15,500 are Chinese, 4,850 are Filipino, 2,015 are Japanese(0.2%), 5,351 are Korean(0.6%), 7,268 are Vietnamese(0.8%) and 6,993 are from other Asian nationals.

314,949 are Hispanic or Latino (of any race) out of these 245,052 are Mexican(25.4%), 10,236 are Puerto Rican(1.1%), 6,099 are Cuban(0.6%), 53,562 are other Hispanic/Latinos.

Austin History

In 1837 settlers founded the village of Waterloo on the banks of the Colorado River, Immigrants from Germany, Sweden and Mexico were the area's original settlers. In 1839 after renaming the Waterloo to Austin and becoming Texas Capital, extreme growth occurred. By 1840 Austin was incorporated with 856 residents. When Mexican invasion threatened Texas in 1842, the Texas government moved its administration activities from Austin to Houston, The Texas government returned to Austin in 1845, the year in which Texas was admitted to the United States. In 1850 construction boom saw in Austin with the construction of Capitol Building in 1853. Second wave of construction happened to see by developing the rail-road in 1870. By 1875 out of 10,363 people, there were 757 inhabitants from Germany, 138 from Sweden, 297 from Mexico, 215 from Ireland. In 1880 the population is 11,013, and in 1883, with the founding of the University of Texas, Austin became a college town, And after a fire destroyed the original building constructed in 1853, the current Capitol was completed in 1888. In 1890 the population is 14,575 and 22,258 in the year 1900. By 1893 the Austin Dam was completed near to north-west of town and by 1895 Austin dam generated electricity and began powering the city's new water and light systems. On April 7, 1900, the floods in Austin and Dam was dealt its final blow after a strong storm, floodwaters crested at 11 feet atop the dam before it disintegrated, with two 250 foot sections almost half the dam was breaking away. Total black out in Austin town, In that flood disaster 18 people are drowned and 100 houses were destroyed in Austin. By the mid of the year of 1900, the people of Austin struggled to recover from the disaster of floods. Having gotten a taste of city owned electric power, they refused to go back. they bought out the local private power company, which used steam driven generators, and today's Austin Energy municipal utility is in a legacy of the old Austin Dam. Between 1880 and 1920 Austin's population grew threefold to 34,876.

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