Austin Township, Mower County, Minnesota

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Austin Township is a township in Mower County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,396 at the 2000 census. The largest city partially in the township is Austin with a population of 23,314 people. The northern parts of the city of Austin are in Lansing Township. All other population centers are unincorporated areas.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 29.2 square miles (75.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,396 people, 507 households, and 396 families residing in the township. The population density was 47.8 people per square mile (18.4/km²). There were 527 housing units at an average density of 18.0/sq mi (7.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 95.63% White, 0.14% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 2.01% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.72% of the population.

There were 507 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.3% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 111.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,958, and the median income for a family was $54,167. Males had a median income of $35,250 versus $19,779 for females. The per capita income for the township was $19,999. About 2.7% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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