Travis County, Texas

 
County population in 2005: 888,185 (93% urban, 7% rural)
County owner-occupied houses and condos: 165,123

Cities in Travis County include: Austin Texas, Lakeway Texas, Rollingwood Texas, Westlake Hills Texas, Lago Vista Texas, Pflugerville Texas, Del Valle Texas, Manor Texas, Sunset Valley Texas, San Leanna, Bee Cave

School Districts in Travis County include: Austin ISD, Eanes ISD, Lake Travis ISD, Manor ISD, Del Valle ISD, Lago Vista ISD

Renter-occupied apartments: 155,643
% of renters here:  49%
State:  36%
 Land area: 989 sq. mi.
Water area: 32.8 sq. mi.
 Population density: 898 people per square mile   (very high).
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2005: 15.7%
Travis County:  15.7%
Texas:  17.6%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.9% for Black residents, 24.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.5% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2005: 32 years ols
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 32 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)
Type of workers:
  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
Races in Travis County, Texas:
  • White Non-Hispanic (56.4%)
  • Hispanic (28.2%)
  • Other race (14.6%)
  • Black (9.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.1%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Chinese (1.1%)
  • Vietnamese (0.9%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)  
Median resident age:  30.4 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years
 
Males: 415,901  (51.2%)
Females: 396,379  (48.8%)
Average wage per job in 2003: $41,993
County population in 2003: 854,407
Jobs in 2003: 538,649
Total labor force in 2004: 499,134
Unemployment rate in 2004: 5.2%

Average household size:
Travis County:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.7 people

Median household income in 2005: $48,026
2005 median house value: $171,100
Median contract rent in 2005: $634
Median monthly housing costs in 2005: $947
Estimated median household income in 2005: $49,352 ($46,761 in 2000)
This county  $49,352
Texas:  $42,139

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $183,524
Travis County  $183,524
Texas:  $106,000

Median monthly rent in 2000: $727
Institutionalized population: 7,053
Median monthly costs for houses with a mortgage in Travis County in 2000: $1231
 Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):
  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 45
  • Robberies: 51
  • Assaults: 223
  • Burglaries: 1130
  • Thefts: 2248
  • Auto thefts: 177  


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 2005: 9425 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2006: 9575 buildings, average cost: $151,300
 2004 Presidential Election results in Travis County Texas: 
Kerry/Edwards (Democratic): 56.0%
Bush/Cheney (Republican): 42.0%


 Area name: Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Travis County is $658 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $804 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1093 a month.
2005 air pollution in Average. Current college students: 87,661
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 40.6%
Number of foreign born residents: 122,621 (26% naturalized citizens)
Travis County:  15.1%
Whole state:  13.9%
 Mean travel time to work: 23.6 minutesPercentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.4Housing units in structures:
  •  
  • One, detached: 172,816
  • One, attached: 14,817
  • Two: 15,437
  • 3 or 4: 13,643
  • 5 to 9: 18,487
  • 10 to 19: 27,507
  • 20 or more: 59,246
  • Mobile homes: 13,252
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 676
 Housing units in Travis County with a mortgage: 108,848 (7,372 second mortgage, 6,537 home equity loan, 122 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 32,163


Travis County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 3.4 times above overall U.S. average.

Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 56 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.




11.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($48,685 average adjusted gross income)
Here:  11.17%
Texas average:  8.37%
 0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($890 average AGI)
Travis County:  0.27%
Texas average:  0.20%

6.59% relocated from other counties in Texas ($24,023 average AGI)
4.31% relocated from other states ($23,771 average AGI)
Travis County:  4.31%
Texas average:  3.06%
  Household type by relationship
Households: 791,586
  • In family households: 605,640 (135,307 male householders, 50,500 female householders)
140,023 spouses, 211,146 children (196,105 natural, 5,016 adopted, 10,025 stepchildren), 13,064 grandchildren, 12,925 brothers or sisters, 5,612 parents, 17,121 other relatives, 19,942 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 185,946 (71,031 male householders (48,722 living alone)), 64,045 female householders (47,705 living alone)), 50,870 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 20,694 (7,097 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 72,961 2-persons, 43,796 3-persons, 37,964 4-persons, 18,238 5-persons, 7,441 6-persons, 5,407 7-or-more-persons.Size of nonfamily households: 96,427 1-person, 30,718 2-persons, 5,391 3-persons, 1,905 4-persons, 409 5-persons, 133 6-persons, 93 7-or-more-persons.126,951 married couples with children.

44,129 single-parent households (9,082 men, 35,047 women).71.3% of residents of Travis County speak English at home.

22.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).

2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

 

3.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

 

0.5% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

 

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