Austin Texas Austin is the capital of Texas and the state’s fourth largest city. Austin is an apex of culture and education serving the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. The population was estimated to be 690,252 as of 2006, with a population of over 1.5 million in the metro area. The city sits on the Colorado River and the Balcones Fault. Its major roadways include Interstate 35, the Mopac Expressway, Hwy 183, Hwy 290 and Hwy 71.
Austin’s educational experience is grounded most notably by the University of Texas. University of Texas has the largest enrollment of all colleges within the state and, with nearly 50,000 students, had the fifth largest single-campus enrollment in the nation in 2006. Other institutions include Austin Community College, Concordia University, Hutson-Tillotson University, St. Edward’s University, the Action