After the mid-20th century, Austin established itself as one of the major metropolitan centers in Texas. Metropolitan-level population estimates Texas was the only state with more than three cities in the 15 fastest-growing large cities and towns based on numerical change and percentage of change. The recently released data is crucial in determining how the federal government distributes billions of dollars in grants and funding for programs aimed at social services, community development and the construction of schools, roads and hospitals. Congress, the Texas Legislature, and the Austin City Council districts.
The Census Bureau will publish estimates with demographic details for counties, states and the nation. The Housing Department and the Planning Department of the City of Austin provide resources related to planning, zoning, housing and community development to improve the quality of life for all Austinites. Equitable, efficient and comprehensive planning, with the prevention of displacement as a priority approach, is the Department's primary function in providing housing services to the community. In 1881, the University of Texas was founded and became an important part of Austin's culture.
Austin made major improvements from the 1920s to the 1950s, including the dams that form the city's famous lakes. In the 1960s, several major companies moved their headquarters to Austin, including IBM, Motorola, and Texas Instruments. The Austin music scene continued to grow during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. In the 1960s and 1970s, new growth continued with the opening of several music venues on Sixth Street.
This is what Austin is best known for, as Sixth Street has music clubs, the famous Driskill Hotel, and Voodoo Donuts. It's a pleasant and dynamic community to live in, offering residents wonderful opportunities for continued educational and cultural growth. Texas eventually joined the Confederacy and Austin had to deal with a shortage of goods during the civil war. Austin is known as the father of Texas, but many people, including Sam Houston, were unhappy with the location of the capitol.
When the Mexican invasion threatened Texas in 1842, the government moved to Houston, but the city's citizens, determined to keep Austin as their capital, staged the so-called Archival War, forcibly withholding government records. While the Austin metropolitan area is not home to any major league sports teams, the University of Texas has powerful soccer and basketball teams that most Austinites consider their “home teams” for those sports. Austin suffered the plague of segregation in the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, but race relations improved during the civil rights era, and the University of Texas admitted black college students in 1956, the first university in the South to do so.