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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague and remain committed to the work he began.

Austin

Indiana

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930 0
1940 0
1950 2906 2
1960 3838 0
1970 4902 1 6
1980
1990 4310 1
2000 4724 3 9 7
2010 4295 14 10 14
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

We currently only have census data for this town. The 1930 and 1940 census information derives from the Jennings township, to which Austin belongs, which did not have any black residents at that time.