Austin, Texas
City of Austin
Downtown Austin's skyline as seen from Lady Bird Lake in August 2014
Downtown Austin's skyline as seen from Lady Bird Lake in August 2014
Flag of Austin, Texas
Official seal of Austin, Texas
Official logo of Austin, Texas
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): "Live Music Capital of the World", "Silicon Hills", "ATX", "City of the Violet Crown", "Keep Austin Weird"
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Location in the U.S. state of Texas
Austin is located in Texas
Location in TexasUnited States & North America
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Coordinates: 30°16′N 97°44′WCoordinates30°16′N 97°44′W
Country  United States
State  Texas
Counties HaysTravisWilliamson
Settled 1835
Incorporated December 27, 1839
Named for Stephen F. Austin
 • Type Council–manager
 • Mayor Steve Adler (D)[1]
 • City manager Spencer Cronk [1]
 • City 305.1 sq mi (790.1 km2)
 • Land 297.9 sq mi (771.5 km2)
 • Water 7.2 sq mi (18.6 km2)
 • Metro 4,285.70 sq mi (11,099.91 km2)
Elevation 489 ft (149 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 790,491
 • Estimate (2016[2]) 947,890 (11th)
 • Density 3,182/sq mi (1,228.6/km2)
 • Metro 2,056,405 (31st)
Demonym(s) Austinite
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 78701–78705, 78708–78739, 78741–78742, 78744–78769
Area code(s) 512 & 737
FIPS code 48-05000[3]
GNIS feature ID 1384879[4]
Interstates link = Interstate 35 in Texas
U.S. Routes link = U.S. Route 183 in Texas link = U.S. Route 290