The latest census data has unveiled remarkable achievements for Austin and Central Texas, with Austin emerging as the 10th largest city in the country and three of the top four fastest-growing cities in the nation located in the region. Since the 2020 Census, Austin has grown its population by 12,547 residents, at a rate of 1.3%. Austin is now the 10th largest U.S. city, surpassing San Jose, CA, with an estimated population of 974,447.
Not only has Austin reached new heights, but Central Texas as a whole has also become a hotbed of growth and opportunity. The census data reveals that three of the top four fastest-growing cities in the country are located in Central Texas. This exceptional distinction underscores the region's economic vitality, quality of life, and the region's ability to foster an environment conducive to progress and prosperity.
Additional data from this Census Bureau showed that Travis County saw the third largest numeric gain in housing units between July 1, 2021, and July 1, 2022, adding 27,927 new units during this time.
The census report provides insights into the robust economic landscape of Austin and Central Texas. The region has become a magnet for innovation and entrepreneurship, attracting a diverse range of industries and fostering the growth of both established companies and startups. With a favorable business climate and a skilled workforce, Central Texas has created a fertile ground for economic success, contributing to its rapid expansion and the opportunities it offers to residents.
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