Austin County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

The information contained in this report was obtained from The County Information Program's on-line database. The data contained in the database are obtained from official sources and are not the product of the CIP. The CIP, therefore, does not expressly or impliedly warrant the accuracy of the data. Questions regarding the accuracy, methodology, etc. should be directed to the original source of the information. The sources may be obtained from the CIP by contacting the County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties at (512) 478-8753.

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:30,032More data
Estimate 2018:29,965 
Estimate 2017:29,722 
Estimate 2016:29,629 
Estimate 2015:29,471 
Estimate 2014:28,968 
Estimate 2013:28,679 
Estimate 2012:28,562 
Estimate 2011:28,604 
Census 2010:28,417More data
Census 2000:23,590More data
Population of the County Seat (Bellville)
Census 2010:4,097 
Census 2000:3,794 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN AUSTIN COUNTY - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Bellville city:4,266More data
Brazos Country city:482More data
Industry city:316More data
San Felipe town:838More data
Sealy city:6,538More data
Wallis city:1,314More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:646.5More data
Water Area:9.9More data
Total Area:656.4More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:43.95More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:33.66More data
Percent Rural:66.34More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:27.6%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:87.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:9.3%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:61.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:8.6%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.8%More data
65 and Older:19.0%More data
85 and Older:2.1%More data
Median Age:41.2More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$50,702More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$1,520,493,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$59,942More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:10.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:16.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:83.1% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:23.5% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$47,874More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$46,209 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$43,632 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$44,456 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$45,692 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.4More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.547900More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$6,346,953,623More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$5,978,902,920More data
Total Actual Levy:$32,796,585More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$2,116,071More data
CY 2018:$1,888,745 
CY 2017:$1,730,528 
CY 2016:$1,537,083 
CY 2015:$1,469,683 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN AUSTIN COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:16.051More data
US Highways:3.416More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:75.782More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:161.717More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:2.319More data
Frontage Roads:27.196More data
On-System Subtotal:286.481More data
City Streets:123.002More data
Certified County Roads:601.814More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:724.816More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,011.297More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:64.204More data
US Highways:7.264More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:176.108More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:323.650More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:4.638More data
Frontage Roads:54.392More data
On-System Subtotal:630.256More data
City Streets:246.004More data
Certified County Roads:1,203.550More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,449.554More data
County Total:2,079.810More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2017»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Austin County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Austin County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Austin County»

Special Districts in Austin County.
School Districts in Austin County.
History of City Tax Rates in Austin County.

Airports in Austin County.
Hospitals in Austin County.
Prisons in Austin County.