Mar 15, 2024 - News

📈 Charted: The Austin metro's growth

Change in population, 2020 to 2023
Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Axios Visuals

New census data underscore what most of us already know. Everyone wants to live here.

Driving the news: The country's top four fastest-growing metro areas from 2020-2023 are all in Florida, with Provo, Utah, and Austin trailing just behind, according to census figures out this week.

  • The Austin metro area saw its population balloon by more than 7.5% since the pandemic, per the data.

Yes, but: Growth slowed between 2022-2023, breaking our 12-year streak as the fastest growing large metro area in the country.

  • "These population estimates show a continued trend of strong and rapid population growth for the Austin metro area even if we're not at the very top of the list," city demographer Lila Valencia said in a statement.

Of note: The data is part of the most recent release of the annual Population Estimates Program, which tracks population numbers between censuses.

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