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 $74,219.00.
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, Austin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Austin are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Austin is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Austin who work in office and administrative support (14.48%), management occupations (11.54%), and sales jobs (9.25%).
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.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Austin, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Austin provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Because of many things, Austin is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Austin a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Austin has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Austin’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The citizens of Austin are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.26% of adults in Austin having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Austin in 2010 was $26,013, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,052 for a family of four. However, Austin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Polish.
The most common language spoken in Austin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.