Dove Springs: A Demographic Snapshot

The 2012 data for the 78744 zip code in Southeast Austin provides a rough approximation of the demographic profile of Dove Springs, a working-class, predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in Southeast Austin. The neighborhood is not sharply defined geographically, but is loosely bounded north and south by Ben White and William Cannon, and east and west between I-35 and just east of Dove Springs District Park, approximately overlapping area 78744.

Community Profile 78744 Zip Code - City of Austin
Total Population 43,452 842,595
White 6,271 (14.4%) 416,810 (49.5%)
Hispanic 33,336 (76.7%) 286,850 (34.0%)
African-American 3,459 (7.2%) 62,148 (7.4%)
Asian 176 (0.4%) 53,311 (6.3%)
Median Family Income $39,799 $68,023
Per Capita Income $15,903 $31,130
Persons in Families in Poverty 9,433 (26.1%) 99,356 (17.8%)
Unemployed Civilians 2,141 (9.4%) 35,074 (7.1%)
Not a U.S. Citizen 10,889 (25.1%) 109,523 (13.0%)

Source: American Community Survey, 2008-12

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