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Austin is a township in Mecosta County, in the Big Rapids metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Austin. For links to other places called Austin, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Austin is 43.598N. The longitude is -85.373W.It is in the Ludington time zone. Elevation is 1,020 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,415.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Austin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mecosta 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 49342 ZIP code.
24% 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 $15,986, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Austin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Austin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $419. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $767.
Mecosta County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Austin political report.
The average commute time for Austin workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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