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Austin is a city in Mower County, in the Austin metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Austin Nichols, settler.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Austin. For links to other places called Austin, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Austin is 43.666N. The longitude is -92.974W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,207 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,466.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Austin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mower County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55912 ZIP code.
30% of Austin residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Austin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Austin was $20,651, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Austin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Austin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $335. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $706.
Libraries in Austin include Austin (Central) ... View libraries
Newspapers in Austin include Austin Daily Herald
TV stations in Austin include KAAL, KSMQ.
Mower County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Austin political report.
The average commute time for Austin workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Austin between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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