Austin, Arkansas

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Austin
City
Austin is located in Arkansas
Austin
Austin
Location in Arkansas.
Coordinates: 35°0′19″N 91°59′21″W / 35.00528°N 91.98917°W / 35.00528; -91.98917Coordinates: 35°0′19″N 91°59′21″W / 35.00528°N 91.98917°W / 35.00528; -91.98917
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Lonoke
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Mayor Bernie Chamberlain[1]
Area
 • Total 3 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Land 3 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 246 ft (75 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,000+
 • Density 201.7/sq mi (78.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72007
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-02860
GNIS feature ID 0045979
Website www.austin-ar.com

Austin is a city in Lonoke County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,000+ by 2010. It is part of the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The city is served by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in North Little Rock.

Joe Farrer, a physical therapist and hospital administrator, is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Lonoke, Faulkner, and White counties. A former justice of the peace in Lonoke County, he resides in Austin.[2]

Geography[edit]

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).[3]

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[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 2,038 people.[5] 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.

Schools[edit]

The city currently has no schools, although it is part of Cabot Public Schools, which serves the northern part of Lonoke County including the city. Students there usually attend Ward Central Elementary in nearby Ward (grades K-4), Cabot Middle School North (grades 5-6), Cabot Junior High North (grades 7-9), and Cabot High School (grades 10-12), all in nearby Cabot. Cabot Public Schools is currently in the early process of building an elementary school in Austin.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ City of Austin. "Mayor's Office". Austin-ar.com. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Joe Farrer's Biography". votesmart.org. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ http://censusviewer.com/city/AR/Austin/2010
  6. ^ "Cabot Public School District | Cabot, Arkansas". Cabotschools.org. 2013-06-25. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 

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