Travis County

Travis County, with the area's largest population, has experienced much of the region's job growth over the past decade. Austin offers a vibrant, urban environment and is home to many of the region’s technology-based companies, government offices and five colleges and universities. Pflugerville, a rapidly growing community north of Austin, is the county's second largest city. Manor, just east of the new interchange of SH-130 and US-290 is seeing a variety of new development. Rollingwood and West Lake Hills are small communities, only minutes from the Capitol, on the west bank of Lake Austin. Lago Vista, on the north shore of Lake Travis and 35 miles from Downtown, is making the transition from rural town to suburban community.

TRAVIS COUNTY
AUSTIN MSA
Population 2018
1,248,743
2,168,316
Population growth 2008-2018
27.3%
32.7%
Land area (sq. mi.) 2018
991.8
4,221.6
Median age 2019
33.7
34.3
Households 2019
508,545
842,329
Home ownership rate 2019
52.7%
59.6%
Median household income 2019
$75,197
$75,946
Per capita income 2019
$41,756
$38,963
High school grads 2019
89.8%
90.3%
College grads 2019
49.2%
44.3%
Labor force 2018
727,786
1,197,091
Unemployment rate 2018
2.8%
2.9%
Public school enrollment 2018-2019
146,170
330,708
High school graduates 2017

8,373

19,985
Retail sales 2018
$20,743 mil.
$36,488 mil.
Business
2018
Establishments
41,920
59,844
Employment
749,745
1,020,498
Average salary
$66,770
$62,331
Mfg.business
2018
Establishments
1,086
1,773
Employment
40,452
60,133
Average salary
$103,793
$99,563

Sources: Texas Comptroller for retail sales; Texas Workforce Commission for labor force, unemployment, businesses, employees, and salaries; Texas Education Agency for public school enrollment and graduates; ESRI for 2019 demographic estimates; and U.S. Census Bureau for all other data.

LARGEST CITIES IN THE COUNTY
LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE COUNTY
Austin
Pflugerville
Lakeway
Manor
Cedar Park
Lago Vista
Bee Cave
West Lake Hills