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Austin was one of 14 U.S. metros to grow by more than 100,000 residents from 2010-2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (Sonia Garcia/Austonia)

Instead of topping 1 million, as many expected, the city of Austin grew by just under 172,000 residents from 2010-2020 to reach 961,855 residents in 2020, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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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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