Austin, MN

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Population

39,386

0.352% growth

Median Age

39.3


Median Household Income

$53,700

3.71% growth

Poverty Rate

13%


Number of Employees

19,157

0.504% growth

Median Property Value

$114,700

0.526% growth

About

In 2017, Austin, MN had a population of 39.4k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $53,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Austin, MN grew from 39,248 to 39,386, a 0.352% increase and its median household income grew from $51,778 to $53,700, a 3.71% increase.

The population of Austin, MN is 80.8% White Alone, 11% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.43% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Austin, MN speak a non-English language, and 93.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Austin, MN are Riverland Community College (748 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Austin, MN is $114,700, and the homeownership rate is 73.3%. Most people in Austin, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Austin, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Austin, MN employs 19.2k people. The largest industries in Austin, MN are Manufacturing (4,077 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,910 people), and Retail Trade (1,896 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,961), Public Administration ($50,956), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,632).

Median household income in Austin, MN is $53,700. Males in Austin, MN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,870. The income inequality in Austin, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,700

2017 value

± $2,339

3.71%

1 Year Growth

± 5.27%

Households in Austin, MN have a median annual income of $53,700, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,778 in 2016, which represents a 3.71% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210

Average Male Salary

± $1,573

$52,870

Average Female Salary

± $1,202

In 2017, full-time male employees in Minnesota made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Minnesota by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $53,440 ± $951

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $51,343 ± $59,950

  3. Asian

    $50,326 ± $4,235

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Minnesota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Austin, MN is from Minnesota.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.466

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Minnesota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Austin, MN was Scott County, MN with a value of $100,963, followed by Carver County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $100,324 and $95,124.

The following map shows all of the counties in Austin, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Austin, MN (5.05k out of 38.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,370 ± 375

  2. Hispanic

    1,687 ± 253

  3. Black

    378 ± 189

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Austin, MN is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

19.2k

2017 Value

± 716

0.504%

1 Year growth

± 5.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Austin, MN grew at a rate of 0.504%, from 19.1k employees to 19.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Austin, MN, are Production Occupations (2,486 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,399 people), and Management Occupations (1,611 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Austin, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Austin, MN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,486 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,399 people), and Management Occupations (1,611 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Austin, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.42 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.24 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.99 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Austin, MN, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,127), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,375), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($62,368).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.2k

2017 Value

± 716

0.504%

1 Year growth

± 5.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Austin, MN grew at a rate of 0.504%, from 19.1k employees to 19.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Austin, MN, are Manufacturing (4,077 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,910 people), and Retail Trade (1,896 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Austin, MN, though some of these residents may live in Austin, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Austin, MN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,077 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,910 people), and Retail Trade (1,896 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Austin, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.83 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.17 times), and Manufacturing (2.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Austin, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,961), Public Administration ($50,956), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,632).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.4B

  2. $22.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $27.4B, followed by Nonmetal min. prods. ($22.8B) and Cereal grains ($22.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Minnesota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$351B

2020 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

37.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Minnesota trade was $351B. This is expected to increase 37.9% to $484B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Minnesota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $29.1B

  2. $26.2B

  3. $14.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $29.1B, followed by Iowa with $26.2B and Illinois and $14.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.9% of the population of Austin, MN has health coverage, with 49.2% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 0.657% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Austin, MN was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Austin, MN see 1111 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1104 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1441 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 468 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.5%). Additionally, Pine County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,111 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,111 patients per year. This represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1,104 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,871

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,603

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,176

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,917

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Minnesota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.8%, from $8,465 to $8,871.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.13%

Uninsured

49.2%

Employer Coverage

15.4%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

0.657%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Austin, MN declined by 7.17% from 7.68% to 7.13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Austin, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.5% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 12.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Austin, MN is home to a population of 39.4k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.75% of Austin, MN residents were born outside of the country (3.45k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Austin, MN is composed of 31.8k White Alone residents (80.8%), 4.33k Hispanic or Latino residents (11%), 1.35k Black or African American Alone residents (3.43%), 964 Asian Alone residents (2.45%), 805 Two or More Races residents (2.04%), 55 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.14%), 40 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.102%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Austin, MN was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Austin, MN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Austin, MN residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.75%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.45k people

8.05%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.16k people

As of 2017, 8.75% of Austin, MN residents (3.45k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Austin, MN was 8.05%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    65,949 ± 6,267 people

  2. Somalia

    30,092 ± 4,247 people

  3. India

    29,695 ± 4,219 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

93.6%

2017 Citizenship

94.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.6% of Austin, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Austin, MN was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    31.8k ± 18

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.33k ± 376

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.35k ± 184

In 2017, there were 7.35 times more White Alone residents (31.8k people) in Austin, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.33k Hispanic or Latino and 1.35k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Austin, MN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,009 ± 121

  2. Korea

    363 ± 77

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    297 ± 105

Austin, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Austin, MN awarded 748 degrees. The student population of Austin, MN is skewed towards women, with 1,399 male students and 1,709 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Austin, MN are White (577 and 77.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (70 and 9.4%), Black or African American (51 and 6.85%), and Two or More Races (18 and 2.42%).

The largest universities in Austin, MN by number of degrees awarded are Riverland Community College (748 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Austin, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (236 and 31.6%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (71 and 9.49%), and General Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science (36 and 4.81%).

The median tuition costs in Austin, MN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 236 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Austin, MN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 236 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Austin, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

748 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Austin, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Riverland Community College with 748 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

255

Degrees Awarded to Men

493

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 255 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Austin, MN, which is 0.517 times less than the 493 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Austin, MN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    577 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    70 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    51 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Austin, MN were to White students. These 577 degrees mean that there were 8.24 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 70 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Austin, MN was $114,700 in 2017, which is 0.499 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,100 to $114,700, a 0.526% increase. The homeownership rate in Austin, MN is 73.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Austin, MN have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Austin, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$114,700

2017 Median

± $4,341

$114,100

2016 Median

± $3,918

In 2017, the median property value in Austin, MN grew to to $114,700 from the previous year's value of $114,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Austin, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Austin, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$53,700

Median Household Income

± $2,339

15.5k

Number of Households

± 640

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.5k households in Austin, MN grew to $53,700 from the previous year's value of $51,778.

The following chart displays the households in Austin, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Austin, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Austin, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.3%

2017 Homeownership

72.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.3% of the housing units in Austin, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Austin, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Austin, MN have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Austin, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Walked

    2.97%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Austin, MN was Drove Alone (79.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.7%) and those who Walked (2.97%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Austin, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Austin, MN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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