Austin Texas Area is Fastest Growing in Nation
The Austin, Texas, area is tops for population growth in the U.S. and is an attractive spot for millennials.
The area around the Texas capital saw the fastest population growth in the U.S. in 2013, according to Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. San Marcos, Cedar Park and Georgetown – all located within 30 miles of Austin – ranked among the top 10 of the most rapidly growing U.S. cities with populations of 50,000 or more.
Seven of the 15 most rapidly growing cities were in Texas, the figures show, and Austin itself gained more people (nearly 21,000) than any other city with fewer than 1 million residents. Also of note: All 15 of the nation’s fastest-growing municipalities were located in the South or West.