Austin, Indiana

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Austin is a city in Jennings Township, Scott County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,724 at the 2000 census. Austin became Indiana's newest city on January 1, 2008.



Austin is located at 38°44′32.50″N 85°48′16.50″W / 38.742361°N 85.804583°W / 38.742361; -85.804583 (38.742361°,-85.804583°)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,724 people, 1,793 households, and 1,308 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,946.4 people per square mile (750.6/km²). There were 1,967 housing units at an average density of 810.5/sq mi (312.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.20% White, 0.06% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.78% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

There were 1,793 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,495, and the median income for a family was $33,267. Males had a median income of $28,468 versus $21,580 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,431. About 16.6% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.0% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.

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