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"Spamtown USA"

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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$33,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Austin demographic reports
Austin is on the Cedar River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 81. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· John Madden, sportscaster
Local festivals include:
  • Mower County Fair - Aug. 7-12, 2007
  • Storytelling Festival - March 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Austin web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Arthur Winfield Wright House, Mower County Historical Center, Spam Museum
Colleges and universities: Riverland Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Austin was $20,651, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Austin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Austin festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Geocaching & geography
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Government
Guides to Austin
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Austin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $335.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $706.


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Libraries

Libraries in Austin include Austin (Central) ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Austin include Austin Daily Herald

TV stations in Austin include KAAL, KSMQ.

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Politics

Mower County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Austin political report.

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Austin include Americinn Motel & Suites, Days Inn Austin, Holiday Inn, Super 8.

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