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Welcome to Austin ...

The city of Austin is located in Travis County. 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<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Austin has a population of 947,890 people<2> (see below for details).

Austin was established in 1839.

The community of Austin is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Austin is within the (512) area code.

The ZIP codes for Austin: 73301, 73344, 78701-78705, 78708-78739, 78741-78742, 78744-78769, 78772-78774, 78778-78781, 78783, 78785, 78789, 78799<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Austin had a population of 790,390 people (or 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 2016 Census Estimates, Austin had an population of 947,890 people. This is an increase of 19.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.37% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Austin ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Austin and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bee Cave   [Map]   6,535   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Buda   [Map]   15,023   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cedar Park   [Map]   68,918   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
The Hills   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lago Vista   [Map]   6,627   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lakeway   [Map]   14,641   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Austin. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Austin. Our list includes 265 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Austin:

Websites for Austin ...

Official Website:   www.ci.austin.tx.us/
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.austinchamber.org/
 
Junior League:   www.jlaustin.org/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Austin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Austin.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Austin. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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Food/Groceries  
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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: www.texas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Austin.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Austin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Austin. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3024, Longitude: -97.7619     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Austin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Austin.