The Texas Almanac has long been a resource for data about Texas and Texas communities. This online version is available through the ACC Libraries. If you are not using an ACC computer, you'll need your ACCeID and password to log in.
Local labs collects and displays statistics from all over the US, but this link points directly to their Texas Data Snapshot, which compares Texas to US averages for income, age, work, language, education, and more. Similar snapshots are available for Austin and Travis County. You can also search by zip codes in Texas.
The Texas Tribune is a non-profit, non-partisan media website featuring news and in-depth articles on all aspects of politics and policy in Texas. The data pages cover a wide range of topics, including prison populations, government salaries, school rankings, political spending, red-light camera locations, and more.
Statistics from dozens of sources are gathered at this site. Gives data allowing state-by-state comparison. Be very careful using data from this site -- it's always a good idea to verify with another source.
A joint effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, this site ranks counties on various health factors within their states. An interesting way to compare health characteristics in various locales.
"This portal provides easy access to open data and information about your city government. We encourage the use of public data that the City of Austin has published to spark innovation, promote public collaboration, increase government transparency, and inform decision making."
"Demographically speaking, Austin continues to experience profound change. Keeping up with how these demographic shifts affect the City is essential to successful operations and planning. This page acts as a portal to a large collection of demographic maps and a wide array of demographic data. "