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. Austin has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Austin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).
Austin is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Austin, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
In addition, Austin is a college town. There are a lot of students in Austin attending college, and as a result Austin provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Because of many things, Austin is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Austin really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Austin perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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.