Travis County

Travis County, Texas

Travis County, Texas

360 Bridge in Austin, Travis County, Texas. Photo by Adam Thomas on Unsplash.

Travis County is in Central Texas, 150 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. Austin, the state capital and county seat, is at the intersection of Interstate Highway 35 and U.S. highways 183 and 290, 100 miles southwest of Waco and seventy-five miles northeast of San Antonio. The geographical center of the county lies two miles northwest of downtown Austin at 30°18' north latitude and 97°45' west longitude. Travis County comprises 989 square miles on the eastern edge of the Edwards Plateau and is divided by the Balcones Escarpment. The land west of the escarpment is more arid than that to the east, and the vegetation varies accordingly, ranging from juniper, mesquite, and scrub brush to oak, cottonwood, redbud, and pecan trees. Elevations in Travis County range from 400 to 1,300 feet above sea level. Between 21 and 30 percent of the land is considered prime farmland. The Colorado River, which bisects the county from northwest to southeast, flows from the Hill Country onto the Coastal Plain and provides drainage for the entire area. Wildlife in the area includes deer, coyote, bobcat, squirrel, beaver, opossum, ring-tailed cat, badger, fox, raccoon, and skunk, as well as a variety of birds, fish, and reptiles. Among the county's mineral resources are dolomite, limestone, industrial sand, gravel, oil, and gas. The climate is subtropical, with an average low temperature in January of 38° F and an average high in July of 96°. The average yearly rainfall is thirty-two inches, and the growing season is 270 days.

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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Travis County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Travis County
Pop. Year Source
1,273,954 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Travis County
People Year Source
729,182 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$67,504 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Travis County
USD ($) Year Source
223,070,105,103 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Travis County
USD ($) Year Source
21,341,265,622 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Travis County
USD ($) Year Source
14,558,766,887 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
7.6 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
34.3 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
36.3 95.2 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Travis County
Area (square miles) Year Source
990.2 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Travis County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,023.0 2019 United States Census Bureau