Located mostly in Travis County, the Central Texas city of Austin is home to approximately 950,715 residents. Some parts of Austin are in Hays County and Williamson County. Austin is the county seat and the state’s capital. This city is in the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan statistical area. The average commute time is 23 minutes for residents in this area.
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Students in this area are served by Austin Independent School District. This district is comprised of 130 schools that enroll approximately 81,939 students. A point of pride for the district is the 90.7 graduation rate.
Austin Independent School District manages programs that include Fine Arts, International Baccalaureate, MicroSociety, S.T.E.M., Dual Language, and Elementary Foreign Language Experience.
The percentage of residents with a high school diploma or higher is 88 percent. The percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 47.7 percent.
Austin Parks & Recreation
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department maintains parks, recreation centers, pools, museums, and sports centers throughout the city.
One of the most popular parks in the city is Zilker Metropolitan Park. This park features picnic areas, a playscape, disc golf, volleyball courts, and a clubhouse. The Austin Nature and Science Center offers youth and adult programs. The Ziker Hillside Theater is well-known for their summer musical, concerts, and Shakespeare in the Park. The park also has a botanical garden, a natural spring pool, and a recreation center. Popular park events include Zilker Park Kite Festival, Blues on the Green, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Trail of Lights, Zilker Summer Musical, and Zilker Holiday Tree.
An underground spring is the source of water that residents enjoy at Barton Springs Pool. The pool covers three acres of land and remains at a temperature of 68 – 70 degrees throughout the year. You may have a chance to see the endangered and protected Barton Springs Salamander while you’re enjoying a swim. Visitors can lounge beside the springs or visit the exhibit area to learn more about the area’s history. Most of the time, there is an admission fee charged to access Barton Springs Pool. However, from April until the end of October, visitors can swim without cost between the hours 9 PM – 10 PM each day. There are times when a life guard is on duty, but visitors should be aware of the times when no life guard is present and swimming is at your own risk.
The average high temperature for this area is 85 degrees in August, but it does get as high as 97 degrees. The average low temperature is 50 degrees in January, but it does get as low as 41 degrees. The month with the most precipitation is September. Residents can breathe easy knowing that the pollution index is 85 percent better than the nation’s average. The air quality index is 17 percent better that the nation’s average.
Austin Real Estate
Of the occupied houses in Austin, approximately 45.3 percent are owed by a person living in the home. The median home value is $257,800.