Population

Because of its draw as a destination for migrating talent, metro Austin's population surpassed 2.0 million in 2015. The decade ending 2017 saw a 34.1% increase in population, and growth was 2.7% for the year ending July 2017. Census Bureau estimates show that Austin remains one of the top destinations for migrating talent. Austin ranked first among the 50 largest U.S. metros based on net migration as a percent of total population in 2015. In addition, 6.9% of Austin residents in 2017 lived elsewhere one year earlier. That is the largest rate among the top 50 U.S. metros.


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Population & population growth

2000

2010
2017
PERCENT CHANGE
2000-10
2010-17
Austin MSA
1,249,763
1,716,289
2,115,827
37.3%
23.3%
Bastrop Co.
57,733
74,171
84,761
28.5%
14.3%
Caldwell Co.
32,194
38,066
42,338
18.2%
11.2%
Hays Co.
97,589
157,107
214,485
61.0%
36.5%
Travis Co.
812,280
1,024,266
1,226,698
26.1%
19.8%
Williamson Co.
249,967
422,679
547,545
69.1%
29.5%
Texas
-
-
-
20.6%
12.6%
United States
-
-
-
9.7%
5.5%
Population growth 2007-2017

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Estimates.

Population projections
2010
2020
2030
2040
2050
Austin MSA
1,716,289
2,306,857
3,035,547
3,960,317
5,176,940
Bastrop Co.
74,171
100,746
140,463
195,452
272,723
Caldwell Co.
38,066
49,202
63,015
77,373
92,180
Hays Co.
157,107
246,119
372,120
556,982
824,070
Travis Co.
1,024,266
1,277,007
1,519,407
1,749,761
2,011,009
Williamson Co.
422,679
633,783
940,542
1,380,749
1,976,958
Population growth rates
2010-2020
2020-2030
2030-2040
2040-2050
Austin MSA
34.4%
31.6%
30.5%
30.7%
Texas
21.5%
21.7%
21.0%
20.9%

Note: Texas' State Demographer produces multiple sets of projections based on alternative migration scenarios. The projections above are based on the experience of 2000-2010. For data based on other scenarios, click on the source link below. Projections by race/ethnicity, sex, and age group are also available.

Source: Texas State Data Center, 2014 Population Projections.


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