A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Austin ...
The location of Austin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Austin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Austinite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Austin has a population of 950,715 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 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>
Population Details ...
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 total 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 (with a count of 656,562 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Austin had an population of 950,715 people. This is an increase of 20.28% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.8% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Austin.
Communities near Austin ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Austin and not the distance if driven.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Austin:
Websites 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 ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019