Skip to Main Content
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  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 907,779. Austin is in Travis County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Austin offers residents a suburban 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
907,779

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$257,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,106
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Austin
Get Rates
  • Get pre-approved for a home loan quickly.
  • Easy online application with $0 in lender fees.
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Austin Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Austin Neighborhood Map

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    216
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    110
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    547
    500
  • Theft
    2,730
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    229
    284
Home Security Options for Austin
Learn More
  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,939
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Jobs in Austin

Job Search by
No job listings match your search criteria.
Places like Austin
More

Austin Reviews

1,695 reviews
All Categories
"Keep Austin Weird" is the logo for Austin. This is what allows this big, diverse city to come together and forget their differences. Everyone can be themselves, which makes the experience great. The festivals that take place here in Austin are always fun for everyone. They always feature popular artists, have amazing food and invite friendly people to come out and enjoy the beautiful Austin view. Another amazing feature of Austin is the Texas state capital. It is one interesting place to visit and it is only in Austin!
Start Your Review of Austin
Rate It!
I moved to Austin a year ago and I absolutely love it. The culture, diversity, and healthy focus of the town is inspiring and encouraging. I am a young adult who likes good night life, but also values health and fitness. Austin has everything that I need. It is also easy to meet people here. Everyone has shown to be very friendly and open hearted. Lastly, the town is very conscious of the planet and keeping our earth clean and pollution free. This is also of value to me. Grocery stores do not even use plastic bags. I am very grateful for my time here in Austin and look forward to spending many more years here!
I moved to Austin about 5 years ago from Pennsylvania. It was just myself and my dog Daisy and we found a room mate online. I had heard so many positive things about Austin-- great higher education infrastructure, job opportunities, and community life! All of those are true. I started at a community college here and have progressed to being at the University of Texas at Austin. The culture here is about being happy, healthy, and having fun! With music festivals like Austin City Limits and a plethora of music venues there is always somewhere you can chill and catch some local tunes. The art and food are amazing as well. I love to swim in the local natural spring-fed swimming pool downtown called Barton Springs. One thing I would change about Austin is affordability. There is not much housing that is remotely affordable for students although there are several emerging programs that will hopefully change that.