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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Austin is a city in Texas with a population of 935,755. Austin is in Travis County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Austin offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Austin there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Austin and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Austin are highly rated.
About Austin...
Population
935,755

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$312,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,225
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Austin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    193.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    80.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    104.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    467.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,729.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    260.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Austin

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,462
National
$55,322
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Austin Texas is a city that has become a true metroplex over the last ten years and includes all of Travis & Williamson Counties and cities including Round Rock, Pflugerville, Westlake, Manor, Leander, Cedar Park, and Liberty Hill.(to name a few). The Austin area has a thriving economy, warm and accepting population, and a culture that places community with a focus on individuality at its core. Sought out by technology, scientific, and business for it’s highly educated residents, Austin also possesses the States flagship University (UofTX Austin) which adds to the cities energy. Austin is the capital of Texas and is a hotbed for State and Federal governmental careers. The city is a wonderful combination of Urban, urban/suburban, Suburban, and rural areas that mesh well with each other and allow Austinites to live and experience many lifestyles within a short drive. Cost of living is expensive but so are salaries so most people live comfortably. Austin is a great place!
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I love living here! There is a large art community, tons of opportunity for musicians, and plenty of nature to be submerged in. The people here are nice compared to where I originally come from. There is a large sense of community. I also thoroughly enjoy the food - there are so many restaurants, food trucks, and hidden little mom-and-pop shops. Austin is home to a huge vegan community, and I really appreciate that as someone who has been vegan for 8 years. There is constantly something new to try! I appreciate the expressiveness of the community - art is truly everywhere. From outdoor installations across the city to museums located downtown, you see art no matter where you go. The city has a way of influencing you, driving you to seek out more.
Austin Texas is the state capital of Texas that is full of excitement and best of the west coast & south combined. It is full of rolling, lake side, good eats and totally hip to be around and about! The University of Texas at Austin is close to downtown and is an amazing top rated university in the world. All the suburbs surrounding downtown are also great living with the lakes nearby that offer so much outdoors to enjoy peace and rejuvenate. Arts and restaurants are top notch and the cool Austin City Limits annual music festival along with South by Southwest are two VERY big events that bring lots of folks to town to be exposed to some of the best of the best! From music, to politics, to eaters, to outdoors to athletic events to the Jimmy Fallon show, Austin is in the center of so many great experiences & memories in grained in a lifetime. This city is filled with as much or as less of what you want. Austin affords you to have the enjoyment and exposure you want. Just Living!