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Greater Austin scorecard

* Founded (as Waterloo): 1838

* Population (1980): 345,496

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* Per capita income (1979): $8,560

* Retail sales (1977): $1.7 billion

* Value of construction in greater Austin in 1980: $575.3 million

* Number of registered motor vehicles in Austin area: 288,559

* Number of airline passengers boarded in 1980: 887,905

* Mean maximum temperature (July): 95 degrees F.

* Mean minimum temperature (January): 41 degrees F.

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* Average annual rainfall: 32.49 inches

* Number of colleges and universities: 7