Austin, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 24,763 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.2%
 
Males: 12,101  (48.9%)
Females: 12,662  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 55912.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,543 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Austin:

$39,543
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,716 (it was $20,651 in 2000)

Austin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $89,427 (it was $68,200 in 2000)
Austin:

$89,427
MN:

$180,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $117,615; Detached houses: $119,105; Townhouses or other attached units: $139,860; In 2-unit structures: $206,957; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $262,009; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $80,110; Mobile homes: $20,048

Median gross rent in 2013: $681.

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  • Races in Austin, MN (2013)

    Austin races chart
    • 19,27076.8%White alone
    • 3,80015.1%Hispanic
    • 8103.2%Black alone
    • 6012.4%Asian alone
    • 5722.3%Two or more races
    • 290.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 160.06%American Indian alone

Races in Austin detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Austin: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (26.6%), Norwegian (16.9%), Irish (8.9%), English (5.2%), Swedish (3.1%), United States (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1856

Elevation: 1210 feet

Land area: 10.8 square miles.

Population density: 2,303 people per square mile   (low).

Austin,MN real estate house value index trend

Austin, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Austin:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Austin city:

  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

2,619 residents are foreign born (7.5% Latin America, 1.4% Asia, 1.3% Africa).

This city:

10.5%
Minnesota:

7.4%



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Austin, Minnesota as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Austin to the number of sex offenders is 12,400 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $945 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $728 (0.8%)

Austin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, MN (35.3 miles , pop. 85,806).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (89.2 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (297.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mapleview, MN (1.2 miles) , Lansing, MN (2.3 miles) , Brownsdale, MN (2.7 miles ), Rose Creek, MN (2.9 miles ), Lyle, MN (3.4 miles ), Myrtle, MN (3.4 miles) , Waltham, MN (3.4 miles) , Mona, IA (3.6 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 1999: 37 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 2000: 40 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2002: 56 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 2003: 79 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2004: 57 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $158,400
  • 2006: 24 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $169,700
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $166,600
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $146,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.67 N, Longitude: 92.98 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Spamtown USA

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,009 (+12.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,532 (82.4%)

Area code: 507

Austin household income distribution Austin home values distribution

Crime rates in Austin by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0001001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.04.20.00.04.30.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1922271634N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A12
per 100,000 80.692.5114.067.6143.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A48.3
Robberies 931211111711861110117
per 100,000 38.212.650.746.546.572.047.235.026.448.040.144.028.2
Assaults 60504245504931273151394642
per 100,000 254.6210.2177.3190.2211.4207.4133.0118.0136.4222.4156.6184.1169.2
Burglaries 139186126123138146112129137144142154138
per 100,000 589.9781.9531.9519.9583.4618.0480.7563.9603.0628.0570.1616.2555.9
Thefts 906907707815973870682703645577582540570
per 100,000 3,844.83,812.72,984.83,444.84,113.53,682.42,927.03,073.22,838.82,516.52,336.52,160.62,296.3
Auto thefts 73516152516043333042331846
per 100,000 309.8214.4257.5219.8215.6254.0184.5144.3132.0183.2132.572.0185.3
Arson 137661012321311
per 100,000 55.229.425.325.442.34.28.613.18.84.412.04.04.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 351.6349.0323.6310.6399.4394.5336.2331.5325.8341.5300.7298.3229.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Austin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 34 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Minnesota average:

1.64

Austin tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.1%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +885 (+3.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Austin: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Austin, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Austin, Minnesota average temperatures Austin, Minnesota average precipitation Austin, Minnesota humidity Austin, Minnesota wind speed Austin, Minnesota snowfall Austin, Minnesota sunshine Austin, Minnesota clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Austin-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the Austin city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 16.5 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Austin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 204.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 214.1 miles away from Austin center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 447.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 322.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 257.8 miles away from Austin center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 427.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mower County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Austin topographic map

Birthplace of: John Madden - Player, Tom Lehman - Professional golfer, Richard Eberhart - (born 1904), poet, David Senjem - Politician, James Hormel - Philanthropist, James W. Davidson - Diplomat and businessman, Martin Zellar - Musician, Michael Wuertz - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Chicago Cubs, born: Dec 15, 1978), Tim O'Brien (author) - Novelist, Lee Janzen - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 8/28/64).

Main business address for: HORMEL FOODS CORP /DE/ (MEAT PACKING PLANTS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Austin:

  • 1000 12TH STREET SOUTHWEST (1000 12TH STREET SOUTHWEST)
  • GLENDALOUGH OF AUSTIN INC (1409 12TH AVENUE NORTHWEST)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - AUSTIN (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1000 FIRST DRIVE NORTHWEST)
  • REM WOODVALE INC CEDAR IV (108 16TH STREET SOUTHEAST)
  • AUSTIN MEDICAL CTR HC AND HOSPICE (408 NORTHWEST FOURTH AVENUE)
  • SACRED HEART HOME HEALTH CARE (1200 12TH STREET SOUTHWEST)
  • BURR OAK MANOR (400 10TH AVE NORTHWEST)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - COMFORCARE (1201 17TH STREET NE)
  • SACRED HEART CARE CENTER (1200 12TH STREET SOUTHWEST)
  • ST MARKS LUTHERAN HOME (400 - 15TH AVENUE SOUTHWEST)

Airports and heliports located in Austin:

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College/University in Austin:

  • Riverland Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,321; Location: 1900 8th Ave NW; Public; Website: www.riverland.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Austin:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 37 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Rochester, MN; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • St Olaf College (about 56 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 61 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 64 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Luther College (about 64 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar (about 66 miles; Calmar, IA; FT enrollment: 3,365)

Public high schools in Austin:

Private high schools in Austin:

  • PACELLI HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 104; Location: 311 4TH ST NW; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • NEW DOMINION SCHOOL (Students: 69; Location: 1111 28TH ST NE; Grades: 2 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Austin:

Private elementary/middle school in Austin:

  • AUSTIN CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 207; Location: 511 4TH AVE NW; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in Austin

Library in Austin:

  • AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,154,321; Location: 323 FOURTH AVE NE; 93,653 books; 16,687 e-books; 6,156 audio materials; 10,561 video materials; 10 local licensed databases; 14 state licensed databases; 11 other licensed databases; 288 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Queen of Angels Catholics school is now closed and has merged with St. Augustine/St. Edwards Catholic school.
  • Austin has some great history besides being the Spam capital of the world. Austin is named after Austin Nichols. The town actually started after famous preacher Billy Sunday came and held a revival in a tent near the Red Cedar River. Chauncy Leverich (one of the town founders) was killed in a tavern kiddy corner from the courthouse square. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery. The county seat was originally in LeRoy, but men on horseback came and stole the county papers during the middle of the night and made Austin the county seat in Mower County. For more information on Austin, visit the Mower County Historical Society website. http://www2.smig.net/mchistory/
  • Born in Austin John Madden - NFL Hall Of Fame, Former Oakland Raider coach, born 04/10/36. Tom Lehman - Professional golfer, born 03/7/59. added by JT

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Notable locations in Austin: Austin Country Club (A), Lakeside Center (B), Mower County Fairgrounds (C), Arthur Winfield Wright House (D), Mower County Courthouse (E), Mower Law Enforcement Center (F), Rydjor Bike Museum (G), Mower County Historical Center (H), Spam Museum (I), Hormel Historic Home (J), Austin Public Library (K), Austin Fire Department (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Sterling Shopping Center (1), Oak Park Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Austin: HORMEL FOODS CORP /DE/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Austin include: Grace Church (A), Fellowship Church (B), United Church of God (C), Saint John's Lutheran Church (D), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (E), Bethlehem Free Church (F), Grace Baptist Church (G), Victory Christian Church (H), Christ Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakwood Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: East Side Lake (A), Mill Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Murphy Creek (A), Dobbins Creek (B), Wolf Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Austin include: Lafayette Park (1), Sulton Park (2), Community Park (3), Galloway Park (4), Sterling Park (5), Kaufman Park (6), Decker Park (7), Neveln Park (8), Todd Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Hormels Historic Home (Historical Places & Services; 208 4th Avenue Northwest) (1), Deno's Card Room & Specialities (Amusement & Theme Parks; 107 4th Avenue Southeast) (2), Deno's Arcade & Card Room (Amusement & Theme Parks; 112 4th Avenue Northeast) (3), Austin Cab & Shuttle (Amusement & Theme Parks; 107 4th Avenue Southeast) (4), D & R Star (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1304 10th Drive Southeast) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Country Side Inn (3303 West Oakland Avenue) (1), Sterling Motel (1507 West Oakland Avenue) (2), Austin Motel (805 21st Street Northeast) (3), Super 8 Austin MN (1401 14th Street Northwest) (4), Days Inn Austin (1702 4th Avenue Northwest) (5), Holiday Inn Austin (4th Street Northwest And I-90) (6), Americinn Lodge & Suites (1700 8th Street Northwest) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Mower County - Courthouse- Court Administrator (Court House) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Mower County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 46.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Austin and their reported violations in the past:

CITY LIMITS (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-01-2005 to SEP-20-2005), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-30-2005 to DEC-13-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2006)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Austin that have no violations reported:

  • AUSTIN UTILITIES (Address: 400 Fourth Street Northeast , Population served: 24,718, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.5%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.9% for Black residents, 55.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 84.0% for American Indian residents, 4.8% for other race residents, 10.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.3%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Austin in 2010:

  • 183 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 110 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 74 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 74 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 32 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Austin in 2000:

  • 381 people in nursing homes
  • 181 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 35 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Austin, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Austin compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Austin (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Austin Drive Up Branch at 121 2nd Avenue N.W., branch established on 2002/07/01; Austin Branch at 301 North Main Street, branch established on 1868/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Community Bank, Austin: at 805 North Main Street, branch established on 2004/06/04; North Office Branch at 900 18th Ave Nw, branch established on 2007/07/01. Info updated 2007/10/01: Bank assets: $38.0 mil, Deposits: $32.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Community National Bancorporation
  • Home Federal Savings Bank: 2 Austin Branch at 201 Oakland Avenue West, branch established on 1934/07/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $790.1 mil, Deposits: $657.4 mil, headquarters in Rochester, MN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices
  • First Farmers & Merchants State Bank: Austin Branch at 128 N Main St, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $84.3 mil, Deposits: $68.9 mil, headquarters in Brownsdale, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: 215 Holding Co.
  • Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Blooming Prairie: Austin Branch at 607 N. Main, branch established on 1998/08/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $76.3 mil, Deposits: $70.0 mil, headquarters in Blooming Prairie, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Country Bankers, Inc.
  • Sterling State Bank: at 1419 1st Avenue Southwest, branch established on 1958/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $308.5 mil, Deposits: $267.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Group, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Austin Branch at 501 North Main Street, branch established on 1930/01/11. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Austin, Minnesota:

  • Days Inn, 700 16TH Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912 , Phone: (507) 433-8600, Fax: (507) 434-8233
  • Holiday Inn, 1701 Fourth St NW, Austin, MN 55912 , Phone: (507) 433-1000, Fax: (507) 433-8749
  • Austin Motel, 805 21ST St Ne, Austin, MN 55912 , Phone: (800) 433-9254
  • Americinn Motel & Suites, 1700 8TH St NW, Austin, MN 55912 , Phone: (507) 437-7337
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Austin, Minnesota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Minnesota average:

10.7

Austin travel time to work - commute Austin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Austin city (based on Mower County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant12,69730
Catholic9,39910
Evangelical Protestant3,57226
Other3162
None13,179-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Mower County:

3.16 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Mower County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Mower County:

6.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Mower County:

26.8%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.9%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$22,969$68,9070$0
Other Government Administration 5$27,867$66,8818$4,700
Judicial and Legal 1$7,782$93,3840$0
Police Protection - Officers 32$187,900$70,4631$1,612
Police - Other 1$4,301$51,6123$943
Firefighters 10$52,368$62,8420$0
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,931
Streets and Highways 26$124,402$57,4160$0
Sewerage 20$88,788$53,2730$0
Parks and Recreation 13$59,419$54,84813$6,231
Natural Resources 4$14,775$44,3251$514
Local Libraries 5$22,712$54,50914$15,668
Other and Unallocable 2$5,465$32,7901$1,931
Totals for Government 123$618,748$60,36642$33,530

Austin government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $6,514,000 ($263.05)
    Air Transportation: $4,593,000 ($185.48)
    Water Utilities: $2,336,000 ($94.33)
    General - Other: $1,170,000 ($47.25)
    General Public Buildings: $1,087,000 ($43.90)
    Regular Highways: $1,038,000 ($41.92)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $22,564,000 ($911.20)
    Gas Utilities: $21,154,000 ($854.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,550,000 ($183.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,188,000 ($169.12)
    Water Utilities: $3,291,000 ($132.90)
    Sewerage: $3,211,000 ($129.67)
    Police Protection: $3,074,000 ($124.14)
    Regular Highways: $2,885,000 ($116.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,181,000 ($47.69)
    Libraries: $912,000 ($36.83)
    Central Staff Services: $729,000 ($29.44)
    Financial Administration: $687,000 ($27.74)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $462,000 ($18.66)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $294,000 ($11.87)
    General - Other: $280,000 ($11.31)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $223,000 ($9.01)
    Air Transportation: $86,000 ($3.47)
    General Public Buildings: $66,000 ($2.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $47,000 ($1.90)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,026,000 ($81.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $160,000 ($6.46)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($0.85)
    Libraries: $11,000 ($0.44)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,137,000 ($288.21)

Austin government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,287,000 ($173.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,095,000 ($124.98)
    All Other: $417,000 ($16.84)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $417,000 ($16.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $410,000 ($16.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $65,000 ($2.62)
    Air Transportation: $8,000 ($0.32)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $4,413,000 ($178.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,851,000 ($74.75)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $190,000 ($7.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,732,000 ($110.33)
    Special Assessments: $721,000 ($29.12)
    General Revenue, NEC: $634,000 ($25.60)
    Donations From Private Sources: $178,000 ($7.19)
    Fines and Forfeits: $173,000 ($6.99)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $23,510,000 ($949.40)
    Gas Utilities: $22,042,000 ($890.12)
    Water Utilities: $3,429,000 ($138.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,266,000 ($172.27)
    All Other: $1,099,000 ($44.38)
    Highways: $814,000 ($32.87)
  • Tax - Property: $2,797,000 ($112.95)
    Other License: $352,000 ($14.21)
    Public Utilities Sales: $132,000 ($5.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $116,000 ($4.68)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $82,000 ($3.31)
    Amusements Sales: $6,000 ($0.24)

Austin government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,240,000 ($1059.65)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,640,000 ($954.65)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $16,632,000 ($671.65)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $16,215,000 ($654.81)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,600,000 ($105.00)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $417,000 ($16.84)

Austin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,814,000 ($154.02)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,651,000 ($1358.92)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,500,000 ($827.85)

4.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,593 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Olmsted County, MN  0.69% ($29,853 average AGI)
from Freeborn County, MN  0.47% ($25,676)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.19% ($28,800)


5.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,170 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Olmsted County, MN  0.75% ($41,269 average AGI)
to Freeborn County, MN  0.40% ($37,524)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.35% ($73,089)

Strongest AM radio stations in Austin:

  • KNFX (970 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAUS (1480 AM; 1 kW; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KOLM (1520 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTED COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KWEB (1270 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Austin:

  • K277AD (103.3 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K280EF (103.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KMSK (91.3 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KAUS-FM (99.9 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • K252DM (98.3 FM; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: AUSTIN CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • KROC-FM (106.9 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KYBA (105.3 FM; STEWARTVILLE, MN; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO)
  • KQPR (96.1 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVGO (104.3 FM; SPRING VALLEY, MN; Owner: KVGO, INC.)
  • KCPI (94.9 FM; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KNXR (97.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: UNITED AUDIO CORPORATION)
  • KBDC (88.5 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KLSE-FM (91.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KYTC (102.7 FM; NORTHWOOD, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KWWK (96.5 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: OLMSTEAD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KZSE (90.7 FM; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • KSMA-FM (98.7 FM; OSAGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Austin:

  • KAAL (Channel 6; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: KAAL-TV, LLC)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTTC (Channel 10; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: KTTC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K57EU (Channel 57; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K43DH (Channel 43; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K45DF (Channel 45; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K49DB (Channel 49; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K51CY (Channel 51; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K53DI (Channel 53; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K55FJ (Channel 55; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • K61EU (Channel 61; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: TELEVIEW SYSTEMS OF MINNESOTA)
  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSMQ-TV (Channel 15; AUSTIN, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #492)
  • KXLT-TV (Channel 47; ROCHESTER, MN; Owner: SHOCKLEY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K54HA (Channel 54; ALBERT LEA, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Austin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 40Number of bridges
  • 188m617ftTotal length
  • $5,403,000Total costs
  • 341,580Total average daily traffic
  • 24,126Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 51930-1939
  • 171950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2012
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Austin, MN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Austin)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 85 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Austin, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Austin)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Austin)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 89
  • Hazardous Condition: 35
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Austin

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Austin, MN
Most common first names in Austin, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John20276.6 years
Mary16783.1 years
Robert14772.8 years
William14676.0 years
George12078.5 years
Donald12072.7 years
Helen10780.1 years
Dorothy10779.0 years
Anna10686.0 years
Margaret10582.2 years
Most common last names in Austin, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson16977.9 years
Anderson14478.6 years
Nelson11179.5 years
Olson8177.5 years
Hanson7780.4 years
Miller7578.7 years
Larson7080.7 years
Peterson6677.4 years
Smith6478.9 years
Thompson5979.0 years
Businesses in Austin, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
AmericInn1McDonald's2
Applebee's1Nike3
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Quiznos1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Carson Pirie Scott1Rodeway Inn1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Curves1Sprint Nextel1
Dairy Queen1Staples1
Days Inn1Subway3
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
FedEx1T-Mobile2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Target1
Ford1U-Haul2
GNC1UPS3
GameStop1Vans1
H&R Block1Verizon Wireless2
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
Jones New York2Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Long John Silver's1
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