Austin is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 3,383 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Austin is the 140th largest community in Arkansas. Much of the housing stock in Austin was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Austin economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Austin, where the median household income is $70,652.00.
Austin real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Austin house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Austin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Austin is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Austin who work in office and administrative support (14.85%), management occupations (12.20%), and sales jobs (9.04%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Austin. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Austin is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Austin enrolled in college, Austin has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Austin is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Austin’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The percentage of adults in Austin who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.95% of the adults in Austin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Austin in 2010 was $26,184, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,736 for a family of four. However, Austin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Austin is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Austin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Austin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Austin include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Austin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.