With just about 800,000 people, Austin is the fourth largest city in Texas and the fourteenth largest in the United States. Located in Central Texas on the eastern edge of the American Southwest, Austin is the capital of the state of Texas, the Lone Star State. Austin is a special place with an appealing culture. It has a lot of great parks, river access, hike and bike trails, good food, great music and it has a collaborative tech culture that is warm and accepting. Another bit of Austin city info that's good to know: Austin is well-known for its support of freedom of expression. Come join us and help keep Austin weird!