B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$710
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Austin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    190
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    81
    41
  • Robbery
    53
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    546
    1
  • Theft
    2,250
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    73
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,268
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Austin Reviews

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I've been living in Austin for over 15 years and I love it here! It's a close-knit community with lots of activities downtown, as long as you have the initiative to get involved. Austin is only 45 minutes from Rochester and 1 1/2 hours from the Twin Cities if your looking for a night out, too!
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Austin, MN is where Hormel was founded and currently has the SPAM measeum for visitors and residents alike. Hormel offers lots of job opportunities and we'll as provides the best benefits in town. I just moved to this town with my 3 kids and husband. We love the cost of living for our family. The schools are wonderful here. Their respectful towards my family and me. They go out of their way to make sure my kids are staying on track and not having any issies making new friends. I also looks great haven't yet.
My experience growing up in Austin, MN has always been very good. Going to and from school was not an issue at all and we had stores and services around town to cater to our needs. As much as I do love the town I wish we could develop more recreational activity centers or perhaps a building that would offer some attraction to people that come through our town.