Austin Recognized as a Fast-Growing City

Posted on Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 4:20pm.

Photo courtesy of Ed Schipul on Flickr.

Once again, Austin has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. Austin was named the third fastest-growing city in the United States based on data from the Census Bureau and American Community Survey. Thirty cities with populations over 500,000 were compared to assemble the final rankings. Fort Worth and Charlotte ranked number one and number two, respectively. According to the survey, Austin’s population is estimated to be around 836,800 residents. That’s a 27% increase since 2000.

Other cities in the Austin area have also seen incredible growth since 2000. Pflugerville’s population has grown from 16,000 residents to about 50,000 residents in the last 14 years, which is a staggering 206% increase. Round Rock’s population also grew 70% since 2000, with an increase from 61,000 residents to 104,000 residents. Finally, Georgetown grew from 28,000 residents to 50,000 residents, which is a 77% increase. This trend supports the view that more and more people that choose to call the Austin area home are choosing to live in the city’s suburbs.

The Austin Business Journal put together a map showing which areas of Austin are growing the fastest. Some of Austin’s fastest-growing neighborhoods are in West Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Leander. Take a look at a few of the neighborhoods more and more Austin residents are choosing to call home:

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