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Slowly but surely, the 2020 US Census data from 2020 is being released.  Although these stats are not perfect, they were obtained during the pandemic after all, they do give us some insights as to what’s happening in the ATX.  There weren’t too many surprises, spoiler alert: the greater Austin area is growing rapidly in case you hadn’t noticed.  But, the official count for the City of Austin population did fall slightly shorter than expected with an estimated 961,855 people residing in the capital of the lone star state. Officially, this makes Austin the 11th most populous city in the United States.

While the population for residents within the city limits has increased slightly over 20% over the past ten years, many of you may be thinking “that’s it”.  I know, that number feels low to me too, and the truth is, the population of Austin as we know it is about way more than just those living in the city limits.  Residents of Sunset Valley, Westlake Hills, Pfluggerville, Leander and many other adjacent areas make up what we think of as Austinites.  According to the latest census stats the Austin-Round Rock metro area is the fastest growing metro area in Texas.

At the county level, we saw significant increases in population levels throughout Central Texas.  Hays County which encompasses Dripping Springs, Buda, Kyle, San Marcos and Kimberly was the fastest growing county in the state.  Since 2010, Hays saw more than a 50% increase in residents over the past ten years with the population now nearly a quarter of a million people.  In Travis County, the census showed a population of 1,290,188 people for 2020 and Williamson County is home to over 600,000 people. Together, these stats show what everyone who’s ever sat in traffic on I-35 knows is true - there are way more than one million Austinites.

If you have questions about the Austin real estate market, or need advice when contemplating your next move, contact me.
This post originally appeared on shesellsaustin.com
Posted by
Erika Rae Albert 
Broker, Realtor®, GRI
108 Wild Basin Road South Suite 250
Austin, TX 78746
t: 512-779-7597
e: erika@shesellsaustin.com
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Comments (6)

Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Erika! Interesting report on the census for Austin in 2020

Aug 31, 2021 08:02 AM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" RETIRED

Great information!  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Aug 31, 2021 08:20 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

As the center of government for Texas, one would expect it to grow and accordingly tie up traffic every morning.

Aug 31, 2021 08:39 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Erika, I hope that the report will help and re adjust lines for some areas.  Make it a great day!


Aug 31, 2021 09:47 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Yes, Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert, the Austin area is growing. Part of that growth is being fueled by migrants from California. Work-from-home is only one reason that some Californians have move to a place where they can actually buy a home...thus fueling your brisk real estate market.

Oct 02, 2021 08:56 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.   Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!

Oct 19, 2021 07:46 AM