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With numbers just under 1 million, Austin challenges headcount in 2020 Census report

Austin has become the largest U.S. city to challenge the U.S. Census count in 2020. (Andrea Guzmán/Austonia)

After falling just short of the 1 million mark in the 2020 U.S. Census, Austin has become the biggest city to challenge the Census Bureau's findings in an appeal sent last week.

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Texas metros see enormous growth while widespread US population declines

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While 73% of counties in America experienced a “natural decrease” in 2021, which was caused by a lowered birth rate and increased mortality, not a single one of them was in the Austin area.

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Census takeaways: 'Boomtown' Austin exploded into the fastest-growing large metro in 2020

Austin has seen explosive growth in the last decade and was the fastest-growing large metro from 2010-2020. (LoneStarMike)

The Austin metro swelled by almost a third and added over half a million residents to become the nation's fastest-growing large metro in the United States from 2010-2020.

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