Austin, TX Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 276,611 housing units in Austin. This represents a 27.4% growth from 217,054 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 273,678 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 2,933 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Austin is about 44.9%. Austin's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 4%. Average household size is 2.4 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Austin were built after 1979.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type6.30%
One Bedroom24.60%
Two Bedrooms27.90%
Three Bedrooms28.50%
Four Bedrooms11.10%
Five Bedrooms or more1.60%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.72
Median year structure was built1978
Median Value of occupied units$124,700
Median Price asked for vacant units$116,600

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.14
Median year structure was built1980
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$729

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.10%
Second Mortgage4.90%
Home Equity Loan4.80%
Simple Mortgage66.40%
Debt Free23.80%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs19.1%