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Welcome to Austin ...

The city of Austin is located in Mower County<1> and is the County Seat for Mower County.

The pronunciation of Austin: AWS-ten<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 25,233 people<4> (see below for details).

Austin was established in 1853.

The community of Austin is 1,200 feet [366 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Austin lies within the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Austin: 55912<6>

Websites for Austin ...

Official Website: www.ci.austin.mn.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Austin had an population of 25,233 people. This is an increase of 2.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Austin had a population of 24,718 people (which is 63.12% of the total population of Mower County). This makes Austin the county's most populous community.

The population of Austin represents 0.47% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 37th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,718 people, the population of Austin increased 6.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 23,314 people).

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

Adding Austin to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Austin elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Austin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 42 communities that are also named Austin - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (3), California, Colorado (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan (4), 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.

  • Albert Lea [Freeborn County]
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    • Albert Lea [Freeborn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,656 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albert Lea
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albert Lea<8>
  • Northwood [Worth County]
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    • Northwood [Worth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,955 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northwood have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northwood<8>
  • Blooming Prairie [Steele County]
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    • Blooming Prairie [Steele County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,936 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blooming Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blooming Prairie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blooming Prairie<8>
  • Hayfield [Dodge County]
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    • Hayfield [Dodge County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Austin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,337 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayfield<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Adams [Mower County]
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      • Adams [Mower County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 790 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adams have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adams<8>
    • Brownsdale [Mower County]
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      • Brownsdale [Mower County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 691 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownsdale<8>
    • Clarks Grove [Freeborn County]
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      • Clarks Grove [Freeborn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 687 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarks Grove<8>
    • Glenville [Freeborn County]
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      • Glenville [Freeborn County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 622 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<8>
    • Lyle [Mower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyle
      • Lyle [Mower County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the south of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 554 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyle have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyle<8>
    • Geneva [Freeborn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
      • Geneva [Freeborn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Austin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 537 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geneva<8>

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. Our list includes 14 papers. 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.

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 ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Mower County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Austin: www.ci.austin.mn.us/

The official website for Mower County: www.co.mower.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Mower, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Austin. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, 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: 43.6666, Longitude: -92.9749    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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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