Austin, Texas
City
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
Flag
Official seal of Austin, Texas
Seal
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
Austin
Austin
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
CountiesHaysTravisWilliamson
Settled1835
IncorporatedDecember 27, 1839
Named forStephen F. Austin
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorSteve Adler (D)[1]
 • City managerSpencer Cronk [1]
Area
 • City305.1 sq mi (790.1 km2)
 • Land297.9 sq mi (771.5 km2)
 • Water7.2 sq mi (18.6 km2)
 • Metro4,285.70 sq mi (11,099.91 km2)
Elevation489 ft (149 m)
Population (2010)
 • City790,491
 • Estimate (2016[2])947,890 (11th)
 • Density3,182/sq mi (1,228.6/km2)
 • Metro2,056,405 (31st)
Demonym(s)Austinite
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes78701–78705, 78708–78739, 78741–78742, 78744–78769
Area code(s)512 & 737
FIPS code48-05000[3]
GNIS feature ID1384879[4]
Interstateslink = Interstate 35 in Texas
U.S. Routeslink = U.S. Route 183 in Texas link = U.S. Route 290
Websitewww.austintexas.gov