This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Austin has a very low population density. Austin is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Austin, TX is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Austin has a population density of 2,983, with 750,367 current residents.
Out of the 750,367 current residents, 51% are male and 49% are female. 48% of the residents are married and 53% are single.
- 62% Sun
- 33% Rain
- 1% Snow
67°F average temperature
- 25 years Median home age
- $222,450 Median home price
- -4.75% Home appreciation rate
- 18.26% Annual property tax
As for living in Austin, the air quality is 23% and the weather, on average, is 62% sunny, 33% rainy, and 1% snowy. The average temperature is 67°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Austin, you should know that 42.8% of homes are owned while 50.3% of homes are rented, and 6.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $222,450, the median age of homes is 25 years, the annual home appreciation is -4.75% and the annual property tax is 18.26%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of Austin, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Austin’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Austin is 34 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 63.52% Democratic, 34.25% Republican, and 2.22% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:14
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
84%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
15%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Austin, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.50% of residents are unemployed in Austin (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Austin residents: 16% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 28.02% are in the arts and sciences field, 12.8% are in the customer service field, 25.9% are in the sales field, 0.14% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 8.5% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 83.60%, 5.03% of residents have an associate’s degree, 25.92% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 14.76% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Austin, you should be aware that the average commute time is 25 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Austin have a few different options. 74% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 4% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.