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It’s hard to go anywhere in Austin without seeing some type of construction going on. The new homes and neighborhoods developing in Austin are a testament to the area’s growth. According to the American Community Survey by the U.S. Census, Central Texas has some of the fastest-growing counties in the country. Over the last five years (2009-2014), Williamson, Hays, and Travis counties each experienced tremendous population growth over ten percent.
Williamson County was ranked the 43rd fastest-growing county in the U.S., with a population growth rate of 22.7% over the past five years. The population jumped from 372,438 to 457,218 residents in the last year alone. Williamson County was also named the 19th fastest-growing county with a population over 10,000. This comes as no surprise when you consider Round Rock, Leander, Georgetown, Hutto, and Cedar Park are all part of Williamson County. These cities have added thousands of new homes over the years in new neighborhoods like Travisso, Siena, Vizcaya, Bryson, Water Oak at San Gabriel, and Rancho Sienna.
Hays County comes in just behind Williamson County with a 20.5% population growth between 2009 and 2014. About 29,000 residents moved to Hays County between those years, making it the 28th fastest-growing county with a population over 10,000. Hays County includes the cities of Buda and Kyle, which are also home to growing neighborhoods like Sunfield and Meadows of Kyle. While the growth may not be as dramatic as Hays or Williamson County, Travis County has added 126,049 residents since 2009. That’s a 13% population growth! In response to this hot growth, new properties are springing up in trendy areas like East Austin and South Austin, as well as the suburbs of Lakeway and Bee Cave.
It looks like Austin’s growth isn’t slowing down anytime soon. If you’re looking for a new Austin area home, or know someone interested in moving to the area, we’d love to answer your questions and help you get to know this great city. Our experienced agents are experts in Austin real estate and would love the opportunity to serve you. Contact us today!