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A million here, a million there

Friday, May 24, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

With federal data showing an estimated 12,504 new residents in the city over the 12 months preceding July 2018, Austin is creeping ever closer to having a seven-figure population. New U.S. Census Bureau figures released on Thursday show Austin with an estimated population of just over 964,000 people. That makes the city the 11th most populous city in the U.S., ahead of Fort Worth but still a ways behind Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. Austin Business Journal notes that including suburban areas puts the Austin metro area at just over 2.1 million people, with the area gaining about 145 people per day. Round Rock and Georgetown came in as some of the fastest-growing communities in the study, with Dripping Springs and Kyle among the fast growers in the analysis of small city growth.

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