Austin County

Austin County, Texas

Austin County, Texas

Austin County Courthouse, Austin County, Texas. Photograph by Larry D. Moore.

Austin County, in southeastern Texas thirty-five miles west of Houston, is bordered on the north by Washington County, on the east by Waller and Fort Bend counties, on the south by Wharton County, and on the West by Colorado and Fayette counties. Bellville, the county seat and second largest town, is fifty miles west-northwest of Houston. The county's center point is 29°55' north latitude, 96°18' west longitude. State Highway 36 is the major north-south thoroughfare, while State Highway 159, U.S. Highway 90, and Interstate 10 span the county east and west. The county is also served by two major railways: the Union Pacific and the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

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Place type

Austin County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

70 ft – 463 ft

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Austin County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Austin County
Pop. Year Source
30,032 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Austin County
People Year Source
13,616 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$50,702 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Austin County
USD ($) Year Source
6,346,953,623 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Austin County
USD ($) Year Source
336,600,428 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Austin County
USD ($) Year Source
147,793,647 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
7.4 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
41.8 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
39.7 93.2 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Austin County
Area (square miles) Year Source
646.5 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Austin County
Area (square miles) Year Source
656.4 2019 United States Census Bureau