Austin is a very small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 4,158 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Austin is the 138th largest community in Indiana.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Austin is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.21% of the Austin workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Austin is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Austin who work in sales jobs (11.26%), office and administrative support (10.18%), and food service (6.49%).
As is often the case in a small city, Austin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Austin have a very low rate of college education: just 6.32% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Austin in 2010 was $16,029, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,116 for a family of four.
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 German, Irish, Polish, and Slovak.
The most common language spoken in Austin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.