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breakdown by country of origin

The data provided is based on the American Community Survey (ACS) estimates for 2019 produced by the U.S. Census Bureau. The total population of the Austin Round Rock metropolitan statistical area is 2,227,083 and of this total 166,548 are Asian alone or in some racial combination. Asians in Austin are the fastest growing demographic group, doubling roughly every 12 years. Asian Americans comprise 8% of the City of Austin’s population and this ranking puts Austin 9th in the country.
Breakdown by country of origin, ACS 2010
Breakdown by country of origin, ACS 2019 for MSA

In addition to these larger groups, Austin is home to emerging refugee populations from Nepal, Burma, Cambodia, and Laos. Use this Language Mapper Tool to see where residents who speak foreign languages live.

Median family income


According to the U.S. Census, about 20 percent of APAs hold an advanced degree; 50 percent hold a Bachelor’s degree and about 85 percent hold a high school diploma. 80 percent of APAs live in a household with internet use, the highest rate in the US, compared to about 60 percent of the population as a whole.

occupational comparison

health assessment

APAs have unique health issues, particularly when you look at disaggregated data of specific ethnic groups. Some highlights of a recent study completed by the Asian American Resource Center Nonprofit:

  • Obesity: being foreign-­born is associated with a greater resiliency to obesity and Filipino American adults are 70% more likely to be obese as compared to the overall Asian American population.
  • Diabetes: South Asian immigrants are 7 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes than the general population
  • Cancer: leading cause of death among Asian Americans
  • Hepatitis B: 1 in 12 Asian Americans are living with chronic hepatitis 
  • Heart disease: rate of heart disease among Indian Americans is 4 times that of whites
  • Tuberculosis: increasing among Asian Pacific Americans while decreasing for rest of population
  • Behavioral health: older Asian American women have the highest suicide rate among all women 65 and older

APAs are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to receive health insurance through employers. They tend to avoid going to the doctor until absolutely necessary. This may be due to lack of access to care as well as lack of culturally and linguistically specific services. Download study here.

Asian Population in Each City of Austin District

(Graphic provided by Encotech Engineering Consultants with data based on 2017 demographics)