Goodbye to the Top Ten: Austin Population

Goodbye top ten.  That’s right, Austin is no longer the 10th largest city in the USA, falling to number 11 as Jacksonville Florida leapfrogged us.  The Census Bureau gives annual updates on city populations and Austin grew 0.5% from July ‘22 to June of 23 with an estimated count of almost 980,000 people.  Austin held the number 10 spot for just one year.  The suburbs continued to grow quite well, however.  Dripping Springs population increased 23.3% over the one year, Liberty Hill was 15%, Georgetown almost 11%, Kyle at 9%, and Leander at almost 8%.  Georgetown had been the fastest growing city for two years, but slipped to number 8 this year.  Four cities declined in population, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, Lakeway, and Bee Cave, although each was ever so slightly.  Overall, the region ranks as the 26th largest metropolitan area.

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