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Population (year 2000): 23,314. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,469 (+0.7% change)
Males: 11,226 (48.2%), Females: 12,088 (51.8%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 39.7 years
Median household income: $33,750 (year 2000)
Median house value: $68,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Austin:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.1%)
  • Hispanic (6.1%)
  • Other race (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Vietnamese (0.9%)
  • Black (0.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (37.1%), Norwegian (24.0%), Irish (12.7%), English (7.1%), French (4.2%), United States (3.8%).Minnesota

Elevation: 1210 feet

Land area: 10.8 square miles

Austin,

For population 25 years and over in Austin

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Austin city

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

5.3% Foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 1.5% Asia, 0.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +885 (+3.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MN Rochester, (42.6 miles pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Paul, MN St. (89.5 miles pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (385.4 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mapleview, MN (1.5 miles) , MN (9.1 miles Brownsdale, Creek, MN (11.1 miles Rose MN Lyle, (11.5 miles Waltham, MN (12.8 miles) , Myrtle, MN (14.6 miles) , Prairie, MN (14.8 miles Blooming Sargeant, MN (15.4 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 24 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 1999: 37 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2002: 56 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 2003: 79 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2004: 57 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $158,400

Latitude: 43.67 N, Longitude: 92.98 W

Area code: 507


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.7%), Educational,health and social services (19.8%), Retail trade (13.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,421 (+10.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,819 (82.1%)


 

Crime in Austin by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 2 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 4.3 8.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3
Rapes 6 21 19 22 27 16
    per 100,000 25.7 90.1 81.5 94.4 115.8 68.6
Robberies 5 5 9 3 12 11
    per 100,000 21.4 21.4 38.6 12.9 51.5 47.2
Assaults 34 55 60 50 42 45
    per 100,000 145.8 235.9 257.4 214.5 180.1 193.0
Burglaries 111 148 139 186 126 123
    per 100,000 476.1 634.8 596.2 797.8 540.4 527.6
Thefts 648 806 906 907 707 815
    per 100,000 2779.4 3457.2 3886.1 3890.4 3032.5 3495.8
Auto thefts 64 61 73 51 61 52
    per 100,000 274.5 261.6 313.1 218.8 261.6 223.0
216.7 301.9 317.9 313.5 277.9 279.1

Average climate in Austin, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Austin,

Austin-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 82% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Austin city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category 4 tornado 16.5 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Richard Eberhart - (born 1904), poet, Michael Wuertz - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Chicago Cubs, born: Dec 15, 1978), Lee Janzen - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 8/28/64).

Main business address for: HORMEL FOODS CORP /DE/ (MEAT PACKING PLANTS).


Hospital/medical center in Austin:
  • AUSTIN MEDICAL CENTER (1000 FIRST DRIVE NORTHWEST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Austin:
  • NAEVE HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; ALBERT LEA, MN)
  • MITCHELL COUNTY REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (about 29 miles; OSAGE, IA)
  • OWATONNA HOSPITAL (about 33 miles; OWATONNA, MN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Austin:
  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 38 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; ID: RST)
  • MASON CITY MUNI (about 43 miles; MASON CITY, IA; ID: MCW)
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 85 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; ID: MSP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Austin:
  • AUSTIN MUNI (about 4 miles; AUSTIN, MN; ID: AUM)
  • NORTHWOOD MUNI (about 23 miles; NORTHWOOD, IA; ID: 5D2)
  • DODGE CENTER (about 27 miles; DODGE CENTER, MN; ID: TOB)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Natural Resources 2 $6,763 $40,578 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 13 $43,834 $40,462 13 $5,098
Sewerage 25 $90,033 $43,215 0 $0
Streets and Highways 25 $98,412 $47,237 1 $1,568
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $1,085
Firefighters 10 $41,805 $50,166 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $9,376 $37,504 7 $2,976
Police Protection - Officers 30 $138,973 $55,589 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $6,232 $74,784 0 $0
Financial Administration 6 $25,879 $51,758 0 $0
Other Government Administration 6 $27,867 $55,734 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 7 $23,429 $40,164 1 $1,147
Local Libraries 9 $30,064 $40,085 10 $5,359
Totals for Government 137 $542,667 $47,532 33 $17,233
College/University in Austin:
  • RIVERLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,893; Location: 1900 8TH AVE NW; Public; Website: WWW.Riverland.cc.mn.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Austin:
  • NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; MASON CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,161)
  • ROCHESTER COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 44 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; FT enrollment: 3,368)
  • SAINT OLAF COLLEGE (about 56 miles; NORTHFIELD, MN; FT enrollment: 2,968)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNVERSITY-MANKATO (about 78 miles; MANKATO, MN; FT enrollment: 11,210)
  • INVER HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 81 miles; INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN; FT enrollment: 2,475)
  • NORTHEAST IOWA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CALMAR (about 82 miles; CALMAR, IA; FT enrollment: 2,393)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE-MANKATO (about 82 miles; NORTH MANKATO, MN; FT enrollment: 2,186)
Public high schools in Austin:
  • AUSTIN SR. (Students: 1,159; Location: 301 3RD ST. N.W.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MN SHERIFF RANCH SCHOOL SHELTER (Students: 9; Location: ROUTE 3; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high school in Austin:
  • PACELLI HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 85; Location: 311 4 ST NW; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Austin:
  • ELLIS MID. (Students: 946; Location: 1700 4TH AVE. S.E.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SOUTHGATE EL. (Students: 524; Location: 1601 S.W. 19TH AVE.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BANFIELD EL. (Students: 448; Location: 301 17TH ST. S.W.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NEVELN EL. (Students: 389; Location: 1918 E. OAKLAND AVE.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SUMNER EL. (Students: 367; Location: 805 8TH AVE. N.W.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • AUSTIN ALC (Students: 137; Location: 301 3RD ST. N.W.; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • WOODSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 63; Location: 1601 4TH ST. S.E.; Grades: PK - PK)
  • BANK SCHOOL (Students: 21; Location: 301 N.W. THIRD ST.; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • MN SHERIFF RANCH-CORRECTIONAL (Students: 12; Location: ROUTE 3, BOX 604; Grades: 07 - 11)
  • AUSTIN GERARD RESIDENTIAL (Students: 11; Location: 301 3RD ST. N.W.; Grades: 06 - 11)
Private primary/middle schools in Austin:
  • ST AUGUSTINE-ST EDWARD SCHOOL (Students: 301; Location: 511 FOURTH AVENUE NW; Grades: KG - 8)
  • QUEEN OF ANGELS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 104; Location: 912 FIRST AVENUE NE; Grades: 5 - 8)
  • HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 104; Location: 300 NE 16TH STREET; Grades: PK - 5)
  • NEW DOMINION ACADEMY (Students: 30; Location: BOX 715 28TH ST NE; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Austin:
  • AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $914,037; Location: 323 FOURTH AVE NE; 87,626 books; 4,633 audio materials; 3,266 video materials; 319 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Austin: Austin Country Club (A), Mower County Fairgrounds (B), Lakeside Center (C), Mower Law Enforcement Center (D), Mower County Historical Center (E), Mower County Courthouse (F), Spam Museum (G), Rydjor Bike Museum (H), Austin Fire Department (I), Arthur Winfield Wright House (J), Hormel Historic Home (K), Austin Public Library (L).

Shopping Centers: Sterling Shopping Center (1), Oak Park Mall (2).

Churches in Austin include: Faith Church of Austin (A), Saint Edwards Church (B), Fellowship Church (C), Saint Augustine's Church (D), First Baptist Church of Austin (E), First Congressional Church - United Church of Christ (F), First United Church (G), Austin Baptist Chapel (H).

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Oakwood Cemetery (2).

Lakes and reservoirs: East Side Lake (A), Mill Pond (B).

Creeks: Wolf Creek (A), Dobbins Creek (B), Murphy Creek (C).

Parks in Austin include: Decker Park (1), Lafayette Park (2), East Side Lake Park (3), Sterling Park (4), Lions Park (5), Sulton Park (6), Cullen Park (7), Kaufman Park (8), Dreisner Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Austin compared to Minnesota state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Austin:
  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAUS (1480 AM; 1 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWEB (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Austin:
  • K277AD (103.3 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K280EF (103.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KMSK (91.3 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K252DM (98.3 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: AUSTIN CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KYBA (105.3 FM; STEWARTVILLE, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO)
  • KQPR (96.1 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KVGO (104.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, MN; Owner: KVGO, INC.)
  • KCPI (94.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KSMA-FM (98.7 FM; OSAGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJCY (95.5 FM; ST. ANSGAR, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYTC (102.7 FM; NORTHWOOD, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Austin:
  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K43DH (Channel 43; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K45DF (Channel 45; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K49DB (Channel 49; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K51CY (Channel 51; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K53DI (Channel 53; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K55FJ (Channel 55; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K61EU (Channel 61; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K57EU (Channel 57; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)

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