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Austin, Arkansas
City
Location in Lonoke County, Arkansas
Location in Lonoke County, Arkansas
Austin, Arkansas is located in Arkansas
Austin, Arkansas
Austin, Arkansas
Location in Arkansas
Austin, Arkansas is located in the United States
Austin, Arkansas
Austin, Arkansas
Location in the United States
Austin, Arkansas is located in North America
Austin, Arkansas
Austin, Arkansas
Location in North America
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Lonoke
Founded circa 1873
Incorporated 1895
Government
 • Type Mayor–council
Area
 • Total 3.10 sq mi (8.02 km2)
 • Land 3.10 sq mi (8.02 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
246 ft (75 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 3,460
 • Density 1,117.57/sq mi (431.49/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72007
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-02860
GNIS feature ID 0045979

Austin is a city in Lonoke County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,038 as of the 2010 census and an estimated 3,693 as of 2018. It is part of the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The city was first settled around 1872 when the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railroad built its tracks about a mile southeast of Old Austin. Many residents of Old Austin moved near the railroad tracks, in some cases uprooting and transporting entire buildings. The new city forming near the tracks was originally known as Austin Station to distinguish it from the original Austin, but eventually became known as Austin while the old community became known as Old Austin.

Geography

Austin is located at 35°0′19″N 91°59′21″W / 35.00528°N 91.98917°W / 35.00528; -91.98917 (35.005248, -91.989167).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 196
1910 177 −9.7%
1920 163 −7.9%
1930 123 −24.5%
1940 145 17.9%
1950 154 6.2%
1960 210 36.4%
1970 236 12.4%
1980 269 14.0%
1990 235 −12.6%
2000 605 157.4%
2010 2,038 236.9%
2020 3,460 69.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Austin racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 2,936 84.86%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 75 2.17%
Native American 6 0.17%
Asian 58 1.68%
Pacific Islander 3 0.09%
Other/Mixed 192 5.55%
Hispanic or Latino 190 5.49%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,460 people, 1,249 households, and 969 families residing in the city.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,038 people. 218 households, and 173 families residing in the city. The population density was 202.4 people per square mile (78.1/km2). There were 236 housing units at an average density of 78.9/sq mi (30.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.20% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.32% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. 5.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 218 households, out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.4% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,063, and the median income for a family was $49,107. Males had a median income of $30,069 versus $21,116 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,369. About 3.6% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

Joe Farrer, physical therapist and member of the Arkansas House of Representatives

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