Austin, MN
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Austin is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 24,563 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Austin is the 37th largest community in Minnesota.

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 (11.95%), sales jobs (9.96%), and management occupations (6.75%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Austin spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.22 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Austin who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.91% of the adults in Austin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Austin in 2010 was $24,727, which is middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,908 for a family of four. However, Austin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Austin is a very 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. Austin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.84% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Austin include Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Austin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Laotian.