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The population of Austin is approximately 21,907 (1996), 24718 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,798 (1990), 10131 (2010).

The amount of land area in Austin is 25.092 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.238 sq kilometers.
The distance from Austin to Washington DC is 935 miles. The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 90 miles. (as the crow flies)
Austin is positioned 43.67 degrees north of the equator and 92.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Austin elevation is 1,195 feet above sea level.
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Austin location: about 12 miles north of the Iowa border and about 100 miles south of the Twin Cities metro area

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Climate & Weather

Austin average annual snowfall is 41 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 15 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 73 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Austin history:

Austin has been the County Seat for Mower County since 1857

The following is an excerpt from the history section of the Convention and Visitors Bureau site. (click on relocation on the CVB site for history information)
"The city of Austin is full of rich history and intrigue. It all began in 1853, when the first cabin was built by "Hunter" Clark in the Austin area at what is now Oakwood Cemetery along the banks of the Red Cedar River. The city of Austin was established June 8, 1854, by Austin Nichols, a bachelor frontiersmen who would stake claims on land and sell when opportunity arose. He later sold his claim to Chauncy Leverich, who erected the first saw mill and first wood frame structure. He named this settlement Austin."
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Austin attractions:

Learn more about Austin at

The "New" Spam Museum
1101 North Main Street
(1937 Spam(r) Boulevard)
Austin, MN 55912
Phone: 507-437-5100
Please call ahead for hours of operation

Sola Fide Observatory
County Road 29
Phone: 507-437-7519
. Inside the 12-foot ash dome is a 10-inch refractor mounted on top. The facility is open to the public one or two Saturdays per month when volunteers are available to show visitors constellations and other celestial bodies
Additionally, an annual Star Party is held each July

J. C. Hormel Nature Center
P.O. Box 673
Austin, MN 55912
Phone: (507) 437-7519
Fax: 507-437-8246

Spamtown USA Festival
Held annually each July 4-8
Austin, MN
Enjoy fun-filled activities for both young and old that include and Independence grand parade and fireworks, street dance, concerts, car cruise, firefighters challenge, canoe sprint, watermelon eating contest, ice-cream social and many more events.
Activities are held in various locations throughout the city. Choose form a wide variety of foods.

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