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Welcome to Austin ...

The city of Austin is located in Lonoke County<1>.

The location of Austin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Austin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Austinite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Austin has a population of 4,082 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Austin.

Austin is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Austin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Austin: 72007<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Austin had an population of 4,082 people. This is an increase of 100.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 574.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Austin had a population of 2,038 people. This makes Austin the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Austin represents 0.07% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 132nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,038 people, the population of Austin increased 236.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 605 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Austin.

Communities Also Named Austin ...

While we believe that this Austin is located in Lonoke County, we know of another 2 Arkansas communities named Austin. Those communities are located in the following counties: Conway and Van Buren County.

Beyond Arkansas, there are 42 communities that are also named Austin - they are located in Alabama, California, Colorado (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Austin.

Communities near Austin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Austin.

  • Sherwood (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherwood
    • Sherwood lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Austin and is located in Pulaski County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,653 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherwood<8>
  • Jacksonville (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Austin and is located in Pulaski County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,361 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<8>
  • Beebe (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beebe
    • Beebe lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Austin and is located in White County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,205 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beebe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beebe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beebe<8>
  • Vilonia (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vilonia
    • Vilonia lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Austin and is located in Faulkner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,725 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vilonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vilonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vilonia<8>
  • Lonoke (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonoke
    • Lonoke lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Austin and is located in Lonoke County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,162 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonoke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonoke<8>
  • McRae (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRae
    • McRae lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Austin and is located in White County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 671 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McRae have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRae
  • Holland (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland
    • Holland lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Austin and is located in Faulkner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 586 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland
  • Enola (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enola
    • Enola lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Austin and is located in Faulkner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 354 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enola
  • Garner (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garner
    • Garner lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Austin and is located in White County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garner<8>
  • Mount Vernon (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
    • Mount Vernon lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Austin and is located in Faulkner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 149 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Austin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Austin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Austin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Austin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Austin. See our Newspapers Page for Austin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Austin ...

Looking for more information about Austin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Austin, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Austin.

Adding Austin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Austin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Austin was on a map titled William Bradley Map (1889).

We also found Austin in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Austin on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Austin

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Austin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Lonoke, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Austin refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Austin may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Austin.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Austin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Austin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Austin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Austin) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Austin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AustinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Austin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0079, Longitude: -91.9892       In this case, the coordinates for Austin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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