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Austin, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Austin had a population of 24,833 as of July 1, 2016. Austin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Austin is located at latitude 43.6717 and longitude -92.9737 in Mower County. The formal boundaries for the City of Austin (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Mower County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,204 feet.

The City of Austin (GNIS ID: 2394037) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Austin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Austin: City of Austin.

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Austin, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,833
Population in Households 24,362
Population in Familes 18,632
Population in Group Qrtrs 471
Population Density1 2,104
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 10,080
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 6,056
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,905 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,793 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,286 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 825 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $95,444
Average Home Value $135,593


Median Household Income $44,499
Average Household Income $59,330
Per Capita Income $24,246
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.11%
Households -0.08% 0.01%
Families -0.16% -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Austin, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Austin to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 41 96th
Population Density1 # 63 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 55 94th
Median Household Income # 672 26th
Per Capita Income # 707 22nd

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