11th Largest U.S. City

Austin is the capital city of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties. It is the eleventh-most populous city in the United States, the fourth-most populous city in Texas, and the second-most populous state capital city. The Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown metro area is also the fastest-growing region in the United States.

Learn More
The Texas Capitol as seen from Congress Avenue in downtown Austin.

A Cultural Hub in the Heart of Texas

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2022 estimate, Austin's population was 974,447, up from 790,491 in the 2010 census. The city is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock-Georgetown metropolitan statistical area, with an estimated population of 2.2 million. Located in Central Texas within the greater Texas Hill Country, it is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways, including Lady Bird Lake and Lake Travis on the Colorado River, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, and Lake Walter E. Long. Austin’s mild climate allows you to enjoy outdoor activities virtually year-round. Austin has 300 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of 71 degrees in November.

Learn More
Food truck employees smiling to a customer who is paying for food with a cell phone.

The Evolution of Austin

In the 1830s, pioneers began to settle the area in central Austin along the Colorado River. The city grew throughout the 19th century and became a center for government and education with the construction of the Texas State Capitol and The University of Texas at Austin. By the 1990s, it emerged as a center for technology and business. Several Fortune 500 companies have headquarters or regional offices in Austin, including 3M, Amazon.com, Apple Inc., Cisco, Dell Computers, eBay, General Motors, Google, IBM, Intel, Oracle Corporation, PayPal, Samsung, Texas Instruments, and Whole Foods Market. Dell's worldwide headquarters is in the nearby suburb of Round Rock.

Learn More
The Congress Avenue Bridge crossing Lady Bird Lake into downtown Austin.

Live Music Capital of the World

The city's official slogan promotes Austin as “The Live Music Capital of the World,” a reference to the city's over 200 live music venues as well as the long-running PBS TV concert series Austin City Limits. In the 1990s, the city also adopted “Silicon Hills” as a nickname due to a rapid influx of technology and development companies. Austin is known as a “clean-air city” for its stringent no-smoking ordinances that apply to all public places and buildings, including restaurants and bars.

Learn More
A young couple dancing at a music festival.

Ranked Best Place for Business and Careers

The Greater Austin metropolitan statistical area had a gross domestic product (GDP) of $144.9 billion. Austin is renowned as a major hub for high-tech industries. Each year, thousands of graduates from The University of Texas at Austin's engineering and computer science programs contribute to Austin's technology and defense sectors. The region's rapid growth led Forbes to rank the Austin metropolitan area as the number one destination for jobs in 2018, topping their annual survey for growing businesses. Additionally, in 2022, Austin was ranked No. 8 on Forbes' list of the Best Places for Business and Careers.

Learn More
The University of Texas at Austin campus.

UT Health Austin Careers

UT Health Austin is the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. Our integrated academic system of care is comprised of a culture of uncompromising quality and excellence that drives everything we do. Join us in shaping the future of medicine and making a difference in the lives of patients worldwide by exploring our clinician and staff opportunities today.