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Michael Dell, Kendra Scott and Whitney Wolfe Herd are among entrepreneurs based in Austin. (Dell/Kendra Scott/Bumble)

Michael Dell, Kendra Scott and Whitney Wolfe Herd already know: Austin is one of the top cities in the world for entrepreneurial success.

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The 2020 census was plagued by the pandemic and politics at the state and federal level. But Austin outperformed other cities across Texas in terms of its self-response rate. (Stock photo)

The census occurs every 10 years and determines how trillions of dollars of federal funds are allocated to state and local governments and where district lines are drawn at the local, state and federal levels. "This data is important," Travis County Intergovernmental Relations Officer Julie Wheeler told local elected officials on Tuesday. "It touches every area of our lives."

Although more granular census data won't be available until later this year, the 2020 census is already having an impact on Austinites, from how they will be represented in Congress to confirming its status as a perpetual boomtown.

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The top 100 most popular baby names have been released by the Social Security Administration. (CC)

Met a baby Liam or Olivia lately? It wouldn't be uncommon as those are the top two baby names of the last year in Texas.

The Social Security Administration released its top baby names based on Social Security card application data. Here are the most common names.

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Austin is one of the leading Heartland metros when it comes to foreign-born population growth, according to a new report from the Arkansas-based think tank Heartland Forward. (Shutterstock)

Austin's foreign-born population grew by nearly 40% between 2010 and 2019, placing it among the most attractive Heartland metros among immigrants and ensuring the city's future as one of the country's critical economic hubs, according to a recent report published by Heartland Forward.

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