Historic Austin County Population: 1850 - Present

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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HISTORIC POPULATION (CENSUS BUREAU)
County Population
Census 2010:28,417
Census 2000:23,590
Census 1990:19,832
Census 1980:17,726
Census 1970:13,831
Census 1960:13,777
Census 1950:14,663
Census 1940:17,384
Census 1930:18,860
Census 1920:18,874
Census 1910:17,699
Census 1900:20,676
Census 1890:17,859
Census 1880:14,429
Census 1870:15,087
Census 1860:10,139
Census 1850:3,841
 
COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
3841 people in 1850 10139 people in 1860 15087 people in 1870 14429 people in 1880 17859 people in 1890 20676 people in 1900 17699 people in 1910 18874 people in 1920 18860 people in 1930 17384 people in 1940 14663 people in 1950 13777 people in 1960 13831 people in 1970 17726 people in 1980 19832 people in 1990 23590 people in 2000 28417 people in 2010
1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
 

The preceeding chart has been edited so that the height of the tallest column is the same for every county regardless of the actual value. The other columns have been adjusted accordingly to maintain the correct ratio of column heights for each Census. Therefore, this chart should not be used to compare populations between counties.


The chart below has the bars offset to the right to make room for negative values.

PERCENT CHANGE IN COUNTY POPULATION BY DECADE
2000 - 2010:spacer20.5   20.5
1990 - 2000:spacer18.9   18.9
1980 - 1990:spacer11.9   11.9
1970 - 1980:spacer28.2   28.2
1960 - 1970:spacer0.4   0.4
1950 - 1960:spacer-6.0   -6.0
1940 - 1950:spacer-15.7   -15.7
1930 - 1940:spacer-7.8   -7.8
1920 - 1930:spacer-0.1   -0.1
1910 - 1920:spacer6.6   6.6
1900 - 1910:spacer-14.4   -14.4
1890 - 1900:spacer15.8   15.8
1880 - 1890:spacer23.8   23.8
1870 - 1880:spacer-4.4   -4.4
1860 - 1870:spacer48.8   48.8
1850 - 1860:spacer164.0   164.0