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Austin, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Austin had a population of 532 as of July 1, 2019. Austin ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Austin is located at latitude 41.6312 and longitude -78.0914 in Potter County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Austin encompass a land area of 4.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Potter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,345 feet.

The Borough of Austin (GNIS ID: 1215536) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.


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Austin, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Austin, PA Housing Affordability Index is 231
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Austin, PA Wealth Index is 45
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 532 (100%)
Population in Households 532 (100.0%)
Population in Families 422 (79.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 132
Diversity Index2 3
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,159
Average Household Income $52,720
Per Capita Income $23,699
Wealth Index4 45

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 277 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 181 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $81,908
Housing Affordability Index3 231
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 221
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.59% -0.65%
Households -0.48% -0.46%
Families -1.0% -0.71%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.78%

Austin, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Austin to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1288 27th
Population Density # 1713 3rd
Diversity Index # 1691 4th
Median Household Income # 1571 11th
Per Capita Income # 1396 21st

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