Austin 101 – Quick Fact

Austin is located in the Central Texas.  It is Capitol of Texas.  It is live music capital of the world, home for F1, UT football, Silicon Hills and in the recent years publications are paying a lot of attentions in Austin.

Austin‘s population – 1,705,075 (in 2009)  -In the 1990s, Austin’s population grew almost 50%.  At this moment in 2013, 60,000 moving to Austin each year.  In the next 2 years, Austin will create 45,000 new jobs.  In 2012, we had about 24,400 jobs were created.

Austin’s weather – About 300 days sunny!  We get periodic thunderstorms but mostly dry.  Hot between May and September.  Generally most beautiful in March, April, October and November.  Cold between December and February.

Austin’s major employers – University of Texas (reside more than 50,000 students plus faculties), Texas government, Seton and St. David hospitals, IBM, Dell, National Instruments, Samsung, Apple, AMD, Freescale, HP, Oracle, Paypal.  Too many high tech companies to list.  Austin is about to get UT medical campus.

Austin’s median age – 32.9 years  (U.S. Bureau of the Census, Decennial Census.)

Austin’s Income – (Year 2011) Median $56,783 compared to national $50,502 (U.S. Bureau of the Census, Decennial Census.)


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