Austin County, Texas facts for kids
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The Austin County Courthouse in Bellville
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Stephen F. Austin|
|• Total||656 sq mi (1,700 km2)|
|• Land||647 sq mi (1,680 km2)|
|• Water||9.9 sq mi (26 km2) 1.5%|
|• Density||45.99/sq mi (17.755/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 656 square miles (1,700 km2), of which 647 square miles (1,680 km2) is land and 9.9 square miles (26 km2) (1.5%) is water.
- Washington County (north)
- Waller County (east)
- Fort Bend County (southeast)
- Wharton County (south)
- Colorado County (west)
- Fayette County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||18,657||18,480||65.65%||61.26%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||2,622||2,352||9.23%||7.80%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||79||78||0.28%||0.26%|
|Asian alone (NH)||110||201||0.39%||0.67%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||1||8||0.00%||0.03%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||36||107||0.13%||0.35%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||271||889||0.95%||2.95%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||6,641||8,052||23.37%||26.69%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
- Interstate 10
- U.S. Highway 90
- State Highway 36
- State Highway 159
The TTC-69 component (recommended preferred) of the once-planned Trans-Texas Corridor went through Austin County.
The following school districts serve Austin County:
- Bellville Independent School District
- Brazos Independent School District (partial) (Formerly Wallis-Orchard ISD)
- Brenham Independent School District (partial)
- Columbus Independent School District (partial)
- Sealy Independent School District
- Burton Independent School District
Blinn Junior College District is the designated community college for most of the county. Areas in Brazos ISD are in Wharton County Junior College District.
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