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.

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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Austin who work in office and administrative support (13.60%), sales jobs (8.72%), and management occupations (6.45%).

One of the benefits of Austin is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.25 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Austin citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.19% of adults 25 and older in Austin have a college degree.

The per capita income in Austin in 2010 was $23,649, which is middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,596 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. Austin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.55% 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.