Population overview

Because of its draw as a destination for migrating talent, metro Austin's population surpassed 2.0 million in 2015. The decade ending 2018 saw a 32.7% increase in population, and growth was 2.5% for the year ending July 2018. Census Bureau estimates show that Austin remains one of the top destinations for migrating talent. Austin ranked third among the 50 largest U.S. metros based on net migration as a percent of total population in 2018. In addition, 6.7% of Austin residents in 2018 lived elsewhere one year earlier. That is the third largest rate among the top 50 U.S. metros.


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Population & population growth

2000

2010
2018
PERCENT CHANGE
2000-10
2010-18
Austin MSA
1,249,763
1,716,289
2,168,316
37.3%
26.3%
Bastrop Co.
57,733
74,171
86.976
28.5%
17.3%
Caldwell Co.
32,194
38,066
43.247
18.2%
13.6%
Hays Co.
97,589
157,107
222.631
61.0%
41.7%
Travis Co.
812,280
1,024,266
1,248.743
26.1%
21.9%
Williamson Co.
249,967
422,679
566.719
69.1%
34.1%
Texas
-
-
-
20.6%
14.1%
United States
-
-
-
9.7%
6.0%
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
2,246,558
2,867,566
3624,734
4542,827
Bastrop Co.
74,171
86,103
99,203
112,085
124,818
Caldwell Co.
38,066
44,284
50,774
56,546
62,024
Hays Co.
157,107
234,895
347,056
509,371
743,171
Travis Co.
1,024,266
1,291,415
1,540,376
1,773,152
1,974,018
Williamson Co.
422,679
589,861
830,157
1,173,580
1,638,796
Population growth rates
2010-2020
2020-2030
2030-2040
2040-2050
Austin MSA
30.9%
27.6%
26.4%
25.3%
Texas
18.0%
17.6%
16.6%
16.4%

Source: Texas State Data Center, 2018 Population Projections.


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