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Austin, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Austin had a population of 4,258 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Austin is located at latitude 38.7584 and longitude -85.808 in Scott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Austin encompass a land area of 2.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scott County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 558 feet.

The City of Austin (GNIS ID: 2397445) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Austin is located within Township of Jennings, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scott County.


Austin, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 4,258 (100%)
Population in Households 4,255 (99.9%)
Population in Families 3,461 (81.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 1,572
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $36,386
Average Household Income $44,703
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $17,550
Wealth Index5 33


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 854 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 801 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 279 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $82,982
Average Home Value $94,877
Housing Affordability Index3 265


Total Households 1,655
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 1,150
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.08% 0.0%
Households -0.11% -0.02%
Families -0.23% -0.12%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.16%


Austin, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Austin to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 148 78th
Population Density # 243 64th
Median Household Income # 656 4th
Housing Affordability Index # 347 51st
Per Capita Income # 668 2nd
Diversity Index # 233 66th

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