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The location of Austin

Welcome to Austin ...

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

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

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 2018, Austin has a population of 25,190 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 is within the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Austin: 55912<6>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Austin had a population of 24,718 people (or 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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Austin had an population of 25,190 people. This is an increase of 1.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.05% since the 2000 Census).

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

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.

Websites for Austin ...

Official Website:

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. Our list includes 14 papers.

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.

Communities near Austin ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Albert Lea   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the West (W) of Austin

Located in Freeborn County

Northwood   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Austin

Located in Worth County (IA)

Blooming Prairie   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of Austin

Located in Steele County

Hayfield   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Austin

Located in Dodge County

Adams   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Austin

Brownsdale   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Austin

Clarks Grove   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Austin

Located in Freeborn County

Glenville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Austin

Located in Freeborn County

Lyle   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Austin

Geneva   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Austin

Located in Freeborn County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Mower County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Austin:

The official website for Mower County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

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.
<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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 for your convenience: 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: 43.6701, Longitude: -92.9746     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Austin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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