Austin

19 reviews
  1. Town in Minnesota
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$724
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    170
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    73
    37
  • Robbery
    24
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    408
    575
  • Theft
    1,825
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    129
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,890
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

19 reviews
  • Excellent
    2
  • Very Good
    3
  • Average
    13
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Downtown Austin is ideal to live or near campus because attending University of Texas at Austin.There is always something to do, fun events, but I miss my friends! If can get over that, awesome City Austin. Texas but the coolest Texas city. Real estate is moderate in price
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
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.
  • Works Here
  • 3 months ago
My immediate neighborhood is great. We watch out for each other. Very little crime if any. Great people.

The town that I live in is another thing. Crime has jumped and most people don't feel safe. To go in your back yard you need to lock your doors. Stores have closed and we need to do most shopping in another town or have things shipped. If you don't work at the Fortune 500 company, you are either on public assistance or drive at least 30 miles to your job.
  • Niche User
  • Nov 7 2015