The water area of Austin, TX was 7 in 2017.

Land Area

Water Area

Land area is a measurement providing the size, in square miles, of the land portions of geographic entities for which the Census Bureau tabulates and disseminates data. Area is calculated from the specific boundary recorded for each entity in the Census Bureau's geographic database. Land area is based on current information in the TIGER® data base, calculated for use with Census 2010.

Water Area figures include inland, coastal, Great Lakes, and territorial sea water. Inland water consists of any lake, reservoir, pond, or similar body of water that is recorded in the Census Bureau's geographic database. It also includes any river, creek, canal, stream, or similar feature that is recorded in that database as a two- dimensional feature (rather than as a single line). The portions of the oceans and related large embayments (such as Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound), the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea that belong to the United States and its territories are classified as coastal and territorial waters; the Great Lakes are treated as a separate water entity. Rivers and bays that empty into these bodies of water are treated as inland water from the point beyond which they are narrower than 1 nautical mile across. Identification of land and inland, coastal, territorial, and Great Lakes waters is for data presentation purposes only and does not necessarily reflect their legal definitions.

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Geographic and Area Datasets Involving Austin, TX

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    Waste Collection & Diversion Report (daily) | Last Updated 2019-09-21T12:04:54.000Z

    Austin Resource Recovery daily report providing waste collection information based on the following categories: Report Date: The date collections information was recorded. Load Type: The specific type of load that is being collected on that day. Load Weight: The weight (in pounds) collected for each service on the day it was delivered to a diversion facility Drop off Site: The location where each type of waste is delivered for disposal, recycling or reuse: TDS Landfill indicates the Texas Disposal System landfill located at 12200 Carl Rd, Creedmoor, TX 78610; Balcones Recycling is a recycling facility located at 9301 Johnny Morris Road Austin, TX 78724; MRF is a Materials Recycling Facility (such as Texas Disposal Systems or Balcones Recycling); Hornsby Bend is located at 2210 FM 973, Austin, TX 78725 and accepts food scraps, yard trimmings, food-soiled paper and other materials collected by ARR, and combined with other waste to produce nutrient-rich dillo dirt, used for landscaping. Route Type: The general category of collection service provided by Austin Resource Recovery This information is used to help ARR reach its goals to transform waste into resources while keeping our community clean. For more information, visit

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    Traffic Cameras | Last Updated 2019-09-21T09:00:11.000Z

    This dataset contains information about traffic cameras in Austin, TX. Traffic cameras are owned and operated by the City of Austin Transportation Department and are used to monitor traffic conditions across the city. You may also be interested in our traffic signal operations dashboards, available at For information about Austin's Advanced Transportation Management System, visit the department website: This product is for informational purposes and may not have been prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. It does not represent an on-the-ground survey and represents only the approximate relative location of traffic signals.

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    Water Quality Sampling Data | Last Updated 2019-09-19T22:15:38.000Z

    Data collected to assess water quality conditions in the natural creeks, aquifers and lakes in the Austin area. This is raw data, provided directly from our Field Sample database (FSDB) and should be considered provisional. Data may or may not have been reviewed by project staff.

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    2018 APD Traffic Fatality Data 021219 | Last Updated 2019-07-29T17:19:39.000Z

    A dataset of traffic fatalities in Austin Texas that occurred in 2018. AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT DATA DISCLAIMER 1. The data provided are for informational use only and may differ from official APD crime data. 2. APD’s crime database is continuously updated, so reports run at different times may produce different results. Care should be taken when comparing against other reports as different data collection methods and different data sources may have been used. 3. The Austin Police Department does not assume any liability for any decision made or action taken or not taken by the recipient in reliance upon any information or data provided. The Austin Police Department Fatality database contains only those crashes investigated by APD and is continuously being updated due to on-going investigations. The data provided here represents a snapshot of Traffic Fatality information at a specific point in time and may change. Due to the long processing times for toxicology testing, impairment and suspected impairment, statistics are based on the initial assessment of the Detectives and Medical Examiner.

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    Traffic Signals and Pedestrian Signals | Last Updated 2019-09-20T17:15:11.000Z

    This data contains information about traffic and pedestrian signals in the city of Austin, Texas. The data is updated on a daily basis and maintained by the Austin Transportation Department Arterial Management Division. You may also be interested in our signal operations dashboards, available at

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    EMS - Incidents by Month | Last Updated 2019-09-01T13:30:16.000Z

    This table contains data describing requests for assistance received by ATCEMS. Incident counts are broken out by location, and priority for City of Austin and Travis County incidents. See document attached to metadata for more details. When using this data for research or other purposes, please cite it as: Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (2014). EMS – Incidents by Month [data set]. City of Austin, Texas Open Data Portal. Retrieved from Since this table is updated on a monthly basis, include the date that the table was accessed in the citation.

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    Water Use By Plant | Last Updated 2019-07-29T17:33:04.000Z

    Water consumption at power plants with reservoirs is considered here to be water that evaporates as a result of plant operations and any water pumped from the ground that is not returned to its original source. It does not include natural evaporation. Reclaimed water at Stand Hill is from the nearby wastewater treatment plant. Fayette Power Project uses an onsite pond to reclaim discharged wastewater and reuses the water in pollution control equipment. South Texas Project’s reclaimed water is primarily groundwater used for various plant processes and discharged into the cooling reservoir. For Fayette and South Texas water use share is assumed to be the same as generation share for the calendar year. Find more information at

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    Parking Lot Entranaces and Exits | Last Updated 2019-01-15T19:14:20.000Z

    Entrances and exits to surface and garage parking lots in the downtown area of Austin, TX. The data is also available as an Esri File Geodatabase, here: This product is for informational purposes and may not have been prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. It does not represent an on-the-ground survey and represents only the approximate relative location of property boundaries. This product has been produced by Austin Transportation Department for the sole purpose of geographic reference. No warranty is made by the City of Austin regarding specific accuracy or completeness.

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    2009-2013: ECAD Residential Energy Audit Data | Last Updated 2019-07-29T17:21:07.000Z

    This report is the result of Austin City Code 6-7’s Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure Ordinance approved in November 2008 (amended in April 2011) to improve the energy efficiency of homes and buildings that receive electricity from Austin Energy. The ordinance meets one of the goals of the Austin Climate Protection Plan, which is to offset 800 megawatts of peak energy demand by 2020. This report contains information on residential dwellings that have reported the results of the ECAD audit (*) to the City of Austin prior to 2014. For information on ECAD exemptions and other requirements, see Austin City Code Chapter 6-7. *Note – (*) Data reported by Residential Energy Auditors

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    Issued Construction Permits | Last Updated 2019-09-21T13:24:10.000Z

    Building, Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Permits and Driveway/Sidewalk Permits issued by the City of Austin. Includes relevant details such as issue date, location, council district, expiration date, description of work, square footage, valuation, and units. This dataset is compliant with the Building & Land Development Specification (BLDS) data standard.