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Welcome to Austin ...

The city of Austin is located in Travis County<1>. It is the County Seat and the capital of Texas.

When the people of Austin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Austinite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Austin has a population of 964,254 people<3> (see below for details).

Austin was established in 1839.

The community of Austin is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Austin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Austin: (512)

The ZIP codes for Austin: 73301, 73344, 78701-78705, 78708-78739, 78741-78742, 78744-78769, 78772-78774, 78778-78781, 78783, 78785, 78789, 78799<5>

Websites for Austin ...

Official Website:   www.ci.austin.tx.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.austinchamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jlaustin.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Austin had an population of 964,254 people. This is an increase of 22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 46.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Austin had a population of 790,390 people (which is 77.17% of the total population of Travis County). This makes Austin the county's most populous community.

The population of Austin represents 3.14% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 790,390 people, the population of Austin increased 20.38% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 656,562 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Austin.

Communities Also Named Austin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 42 communities that are also named Austin - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (3), California, Colorado (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Utah, Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Austin.

Communities near Austin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Austin.

  • Round Rock [Williamson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Rock
    • Round Rock [Williamson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Austin
    • Estimated population for 2018: 128,739 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Rock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Round Rock
  • Cedar Park [Williamson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Park
    • Cedar Park [Williamson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Austin
    • Estimated population for 2018: 76,999 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Park
  • Pflugerville [Travis County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pflugerville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pflugerville
    • Pflugerville [Travis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Austin
    • Estimated population for 2018: 64,431 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pflugerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pflugerville
  • Kyle [Hays County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyle
    • Kyle [Hays County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Austin
    • Estimated population for 2018: 46,874 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kyle
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Buda [Hays County]
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      • Buda [Hays County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population for 2018: 16,449 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buda
    • Lakeway [Travis County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeway have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeway
      • Lakeway [Travis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population for 2018: 15,673 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeway
    • Manor [Travis County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manor
      • Manor [Travis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population for 2018: 11,173 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manor
    • Lago Vista [Travis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lago Vista
      • Lago Vista [Travis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population for 2018: 7,117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lago Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lago Vista
    • Bee Cave [Travis County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bee Cave have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Cave
      • Bee Cave [Travis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population for 2018: 6,765 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bee Cave
    • The Hills [Travis County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Hills
      • The Hills [Travis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population for 2018: 2,514 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Hills

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Austin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Austin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Austin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Austin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Austin. Our list includes 265 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Austin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Austin ...

Looking for more information about Austin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Austin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Austin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Travis County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Austin: www.ci.austin.tx.us/

The official website for Travis County: www.co.travis.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Travis, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Austin refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Austin may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Austin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Austin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Austin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Austin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Austin includes: 73301, 73344, 78701, 78702, 78703, 78704, 78708, 78709, 78710, 78711, 78712, 78713, 78714, 78715, 78716, 78717, 78718, 78719, 78720, 78721, 78722, 78723, 78724, 78725, 78726, 78727, 78728, 78729, 78730, 78731, 78732, 78733, 78734, 78735, 78736, 78737, 78738, 78741, 78744, 78745, 78746, 78747, 78748, 78749, 78750, 78751, 78752, 78753, 78754, 78755, 78756, 78757, 78758, 78759, 78760, 78761, 78762, 78763, 78764, 78765, 78766, 78767, 78768, 78772, 78773, 78778, 78779, 78780, 78783, 78785, 78789 & 78799.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Austin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Austin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Austin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Austin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2672, Longitude: -97.7431    






















 

 

 

 

 


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