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Austin, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Austin had a population of 24,930 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Austin: City of Austin.

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Austin, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,930
Daytime Population: Workers 15,173
Daytime Population: Residents 12,676
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,849
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 24,459
Population in Familes 18,704
Population in Group Qrtrs 471
Population Density2 2,113
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $47,199
Average Household Income $62,823
Per Capita Income $25,728


Total Housing Units 10,925 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,787 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,359 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 779 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $98,025
Average Home Value $138,948


Total Households 10,146
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 6,096
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% 0.1%
Households 0.02% 0.06%
Families -0.04% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

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, 2017 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 # 42 95th
Population Density # 66 93rd
Diversity Index # 59 94th
Median Household Income # 661 27th
Per Capita Income # 665 27th

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