Austin County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:31,097More data
Estimate 2021:30,421 
Census 2020:30,168More data
Census 2010:28,417More data
Census 2000:23,590More data
Population of the County Seat (Bellville)
Census 2020:4,206 
Census 2010:4,097 
Census 2000:3,794 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN AUSTIN COUNTY - 2022 Estimates (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:4,209More data
Brazos Country city:518More data
Industry city:277More data
San Felipe town:713More data
Sealy city:6,956More data
Wallis city:1,341More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:646.5More data
Water Area:9.9More data
Total Area:656.4More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:46.66More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:33.66More data
Percent Rural:66.34More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:28.7%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:87.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:9.4%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.0%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.6%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:60.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:8.6%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:23.4%More data
65 and Older:20.8%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:41.7More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$58,284More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$1,770,681,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$68,150More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:10.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:16.5%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:87.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:23.9% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$57,243More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$52,723 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$49,650 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$47,874 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$46,209 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:5.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.7 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.258530More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$6,808,682,615More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$3,786,593,581More data
Total Actual Levy:$9,784,640More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$2,240,414More data
CY 2021:$2,086,294 
CY 2020:$1,936,305 
CY 2019:$2,116,071 
CY 2018:$1,888,745 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:16.077More data
US Highways:3.416More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:75.856More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:161.717More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:2.319More data
Frontage Roads:32.008More data
On-System Subtotal:291.393More data
City Streets:129.675More data
Certified County Roads:598.799More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:728.474More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,019.867More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:64.308More data
US Highways:7.264More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:198.388More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:323.604More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:4.638More data
Frontage Roads:62.147More data
On-System Subtotal:660.349More data
City Streets:259.350More data
Certified County Roads:1,197.598More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,456.948More data
County Total:2,117.297More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Austin County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.