2020 Community Milestones

community area: Austin

Community Area Context

Boundaries

Census Data

Student attainment data must be analyzed through a critical lens which situates outcomes within the historical, political, and social context of a community. To help begin the deeper dive into the context of the community, below is a brief snapshot of some metrics describing the population of Austin. To learn more, search for community organizations or historical societies in Austin or further explore census data.

Austin Chicago
Total Population 93,727 2,709,534
Race and Ethnic Breakdown of Total Population
  • 15% Latino
  • 6% White
  • 78% Black
  • 0% Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 1% Other
  • 29% Latino
  • 33% White
  • 29% Black
  • 7% Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 2% Other
Household Annual Income Breakdown
  • 39% below $25,000
  • 32% $25,000 - $59,999
  • 14% $60,000 - $99,999  
  • 14% $100,000 or above
  • 24% below $25,000
  • 27% $25,000 - $59,999
  • 19% $60,000 - $99,999  
  • 29% $100,000 or above
Percentage of High Schoolers in Chicago Public Schools 91% 87%
Highest Education Level of Population Age 25 and Over
  • 19% high school or less
  • 36% high school diploma
  • 23% some college, no degree
  • 22% college degree
  • 15% high school or less
  • 23% high school diploma
  • 17% some college, no degree
  • 45% college degree
Source: Data in the table comes from the 2015–2019 American Community Survey five-year estimates.

Community Asssets

Brick and mortar community assets provide further context by demonstrating the kinds of investments made in a community and allow a glimpse into the kinds of experiences young people may be having in a community. Explore brick and mortar community assets in Austin through the data archives at MAPSCORPS.