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The location of Austin









Welcome to Austin ...

Austin is located in Delta County.

The location of Austin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Austin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Austinite<2>

From Place Names in Colorado,<3> the origin of Austin is described as "Named after Austin E. Miller, an early settler."

Austin is 5,040 feet [1,536 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Austin is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Austin lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Austin: (970)

The ZIP code for Austin: 81410<5>

Communities near Austin ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Austin and not the distance if driven.<6>.

Community   2017<7>
Population
DirDistance
Cedaredge   [Map]   2,228   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Crawford   [Map]   422   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Delta   [Map]   8,823   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Eckert   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Grand Mesa   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hotchkiss   [Map]   924   E   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Austin.

Communities Also Named Austin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Colorado communities named Austin: This one is located in Delta County and the other is located in Garfield County.

Beyond Colorado, there are 42 communities that are also named Austin - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (3), California, 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Austin. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Austin.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Austin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Austin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Colorado

About Delta County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Delta County: www.deltacounty.com/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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 community'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.

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<3>The full book title is Place Names in Colorado: Why 700 Communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. See our References and Mentions section for Austin.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Austin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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 community (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).

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<6>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 (or directions), 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 Austin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Austin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7811, Longitude: -107.9509     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Austin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<7>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Austin.

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