Austwell (/ˈɔːswɛl/ AW-swel) is a city in Refugio County, Texas, United States. The population was 147 at the 2010 census.
Austwell is located at 28°23′25″N 96°50′37″W / 28.39028°N 96.84361°W / 28.39028; -96.84361 (28.390413, -96.843555).
Austwell is bordered on the north by Hynes Bay.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km), all of it land.
8 mi (13 km) south of Austwell is the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, an important reserve for the whooping crane.
As of the census of 2010, there were 147 people, 71 households, and 47 families residing in the city. There were 126 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 98.6 percent White, 0.0 percent African American, 0.7 percent from other races, and 0.7 percent from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 44.9 percent of the population.
There were 71 households out of which 11.3 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3 percent were married couples living together, 5.6 percent had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2 percent had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.8 percent were non-families. 32.4 percent of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.3 percent had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.57.
In the city, the population was spread out with 10.9 percent under the age of 18, 12.1 percent under 20, 10.9 percent from 20 to 29, 6.1 percent from 30 to 39, 7.5 percent from 40 to 49, 20.4 percent from 50 to 59, 11.6 percent from 60 to 64, and 31.3 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.
As of the census of 2000, there were 192 people, 88 households, and 60 families residing in the city. The population density was 527.5 people per square mile (205.9/km). There were 134 housing units at an average density of 368.1 per square mile (143.7/km). The racial makeup of the city was 91.67% White, 1.56% African American, 6.77% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 57.29% of the population.
There were 88 households out of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.72.
In the city the population was spread out with 19.3% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $20,000. Males had a median income of $37,917 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,146. About 32.0% of families and 33.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 33.3% of those sixty five or over.