Austin Grows to 11th Largest City in the Nation

Austin Grows to 11th Largest City in the NationAccording to new Census data, Austin has now grown to the 11th largest city in the nation. This is a surprising jump from the 13th spot that Austin held last year.  Austin has now passed both Jacksonville, Florida and Indianapolis, Indiana for population size.


The data included in this report account for populations within the city limits. Information collected from the U.S. Census Bureau included data from births, deaths, and migration to calculate population numbers. 


The study also showed that much of the country's growth came from the South and West regions, but more specifically from Texas. Eight of the top 15 large cities and towns were located in the Lone Star State. Other Texas cities with high growth rate included Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, and San Antonio. 


New York remains the largest city in the country with a population of over 8.3 million residents this past year. Los Angeles and Chicago also topped the list.


The team at Cain Realty Group with Keller Williams Realty has definitely seen the growth in Austin over the past few years. The current market is low in listing inventory, and the number of buyers in the area has increased. We've also seen many buyers relocating to the area and looking for Austin homes for sale. 


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#1 By Teresa Miller at 7/15/2013 8:21 PM

I've been in Austin for 15 years and can really see the change. Listening to others though, the big change came right before we did. It will be interesting to see if the same is true in 2030 or so.... By then F1 will be old news, Dell I'm sure will have reinvented itself again, and maybe 290 will actually extend past Oakhill (I'm not holding my breath though). When do we get to BIG to be not be weird anymore?

#2 By Maranda Creamer at 7/19/2013 9:46 AM

I have been in the Austin area for almost that long as well, and I have noticed quite a few changes myself. I remember when the Frost Tower was completed, and it was the largest building in the skyline! I do agree and heard from those that have been around for 30 or more years that there has definitely been a shift. It's important for us to keep fighting to keep Austin special and unique throughout it's growth, and save what we love about this great city.

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