Austin, MN: Local roots, international flavor

Austin is a vibrant and diverse community.  We celebrate our rich agricultural heritage while cultivating global connections in the 21st century.


We are home to a Fortune 500 company, an innovative community college, and a leading cancer research center. Our hospital is a member of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic Health System, and our unemployment rate is regularly below the state and national averages.


All of us at Vision 2020 are proud to call Austin home. It is already a great place to raise a family or start a business, and we are committed to building on the community's strengths. Our overall goal is an improved quality of life for each and every resident.


Even if you're just passing through, we know you'll enjoy experiencing everything Austin has to offer.  From the iconic SPAM Museum to the enchanting Jay C. Hormel Nature Center and everywhere in between, Austin has something for everyone.  If you're looking activities, events, or other places to go, Discover Austin is an excellent place to start.


Thank you for your interest in Austin and Vision 2020.  We hope to see you soon!

Basic Facts About Austin


  • Population: 24,718 (est. 2010, 6% growth since 2000)
  • Year founded: 1856
  • Major employers: Hormel Foods, Quality Pork Processors, Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Austin Public Schools
  • Public parks: 28
  • Miles of bike trails: 15 (with many more in the works)
  • Listings in the National Register of Historic Places: 3 (the Hormel Historic Home, the Historic Paramount Theatre, and the Arthur W. Wright house)
  • Amateur sports teams: 3 (Austin Bruins, Austin Greyhounds, Austin Blue Sox)