Facts About Austin
Austin is the youngest big city in the US per capita with 90,000 total college and university students.
Austin Finally Welcomes Its First Professional Sports Team: Austin FC.
Austin is the capital city of the U.S. state of Texas, as well as the seat and largest city of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties.
The estimated population of Austin is 978,908, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s, as of 1st of July, 2019.
Over 43% of Austin residents age 25 and over hold a bachelor’s degree, while 16% hold a graduate degree.
Austin is home to the only nude beach in Texas, Hippie Hollow situated on lake Travis, is a clothing-optional beach.
Residents of Austin are known as Austinites.
The city’s official slogan promotes Austin as “The Live Music Capital of the World”, a reference to the city’s many musicians and live music venues.
Austin hosts the nation’s only Formula One racing championship.
Austin has been known as the “City of the Violet Crown”, because of the colourful glow of light across the hills just after sunset.
Austin, Travis County and Williamson County have been the site of human habitation since at least 9200 BC.
The city occupied a total area of 305.1 square miles, approximately 7.2 square miles of this area is water.
Austin is situated at the foot of the Balcones Escarpment, on the Colorado River, with three artificial lakes within the city limits: Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, and Lake Walter E. Long.
The elevation of Austin varies from 425 feet to approximately 1,000 feet above sea level.
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a history museum in Austin. Its stated mission is to tell “the Story of Texas.”
Austin has been part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network under the Media Arts category.
Austin’s sister cities are Adelaide, Australia; Angers, France; Antalya, Turkey; Gwangmyeong, South Korea; Hackney, United Kingdom; Koblenz, Germany; Lima, Peru; Maseru, Lesotho; Ōita, Japan; Orlu, Nigeria; Pune, India; Saltillo, Mexico; Taichung, Taiwan & Xishuangbanna, China.
Austin’s median household income is approximately $76,845.
Austin has the largest urban bat colony in North America, During spring and summer, about 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats migrate to Austin.
Austin has celebrated the birthday of the fictional character from Winnie the Pooh since 1963. Eeyore’s Birthday Party usually happens on the last Saturday of April.
Austin has friendship cities, that’s covenants between two city leaders: Siem Reap, Cambodia; Tehuacán, Mexico & Villefranche-sur-Mer, France.
Austin is home to the last remaining moonlight towers, The city purchased 31 used moonlight towers from Detroit in 1894, and they still light up the sky today.
The Texas State Capitol building is the largest state capitol in the U.S.
In 1987 Austin originated and remains the site for South by Southwest, an annual conglomeration of parallel film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March.
Austin was Incorporated as a city on the 27th of December, 1839.
Austin is the southernmost state capital in the contiguous United States and is considered a “Beta −” global city as categorized by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.
The lowest ever recorded temperature in the city was −2 °F (−19 °C) on January 31, 1949.
Austin’s top three industries are; Technology, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology.
Austin’s climate is subtropical with prevailing southerly winds and an average of 300 days of sunshine each year.
“Keep Austin Weird” has been a local motto for years