Sunset Valley In Southwest Austin

Sunset Valley is the name of a small city southwest of Austin which was incorporated in 1954. The city and its residents value quiet, peaceful, safe living, and are proud of the quality of life offered by the small community, along with its unique attractions and amenities. The population is small, with just over 360 residents, and the population has a slightly higher percentage of women than men, with roughly 47% of the residents being male while 53% is female.

The average age of the residents is 46, which is somewhat older than the median age in Texas, which is about 32 years. The estimated median income in Sunset Valley is about $77,000, and the average home price for houses and condos is about $220,000, which is almost twice the average for Texas in general.

Sunset Valley is comprised of about 84% white or non-Hispanic, and about 12% Hispanic, with a small percentage of other ethnicities, and the city covers an area of 1.38 square miles. The population density is very low, with about 265 people per square mile, and most of the residents are married, with 64% reporting being wed, as well as educated, with 97% reporting at least a high school education, and over 50% reporting a college degree.

There is a very small percentage of unemployment, less than 2%, and nearly 24% of the residents have an advanced degree, most being professionals. The average travel time to work from Sunset Valley is 19.6 minutes, since many of the residents commute to Austin and other surrounding communities, and the city is easily accessible from Austin since it is situated directly on Highway 71 West and is just 7 miles from Austin as well as very close to Highway 290 West.

The most popular occupation for male residents in Sunset Valley is public administration, and females in the area report numerous positions being held in the educational system. The crime rate is very low in Sunset Valley, and the city demographics include a household size of 2.5 people on average, with 75% of the residents living with their families, a slightly higher rate than Texas in general.

Sunset Valley is surrounded on all sides by Austin itself; in fact, it is an independent city within the city of Austin, and since it is southwest of central Austin, it is also very close in proximity to Lake Travis and the hill country. 27% of the households in Sunset Valley include children under the age of 18, and 63% are married couples living together. There are many single-family homes in Sunset Valley, along with numerous apartment complexes, hotels, and other types of lodging.

There is an elementary school in Sunset Valley on Jones Road, Sunset Valley Elementary, as well as a public high school named Crockett, among many private schools in or around the community. There are many churches too, and a popular farmer’s market which is also located on Jones Road, in the parking lot of the Tony Burger Center, which is a local athletic facility which hosts various basketball, volleyball, drill team, and other sporting events along with musical and other activities.

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