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Texas metros see enormous growth while widespread US population declines

(Census Bureau)

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.

Texas had an enormous year for growth, containing half of the counties that saw the largest net population from 2020-2021, according to the Census Bureau.

Austin saw the fourth-most growth in the country, trailing behind the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area at No. 1, the Phoenix area at No. 2 and the Houston metroplex at No. 3. The Austin metro grew by 53,301 people.

The highlights:

    • Williamson County took fifth place for numeric growth, gaining 27,760 and reaching a population of 609,017.
    • Bastrop County surpassed 100,000 residents.
    • Americans are moving from cities to smaller suburbs—65% of counties saw population increase from 2020-2021.
    Meanwhile, across the country, every county in Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island experienced a natural decrease. Alaska, Louisiana and Illinois all saw the highest net domestic migration loss.


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    1. Univ. of California - Santa Barbara
    2. Tulane University
    3. Florida State University
    4. The University of Alabama
    5. Howard University
    6. University of Wisconsin
    7. University of Georgia
    8. Syracuse University
    9. University of Southern California ✌️
    10. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    11. West Virgina University
    12. Penn State
    13. University of Mississippi
    14. Ohio University
    15. Miami University
    16. Indiana University - Bloomington
    17. University of Iowa
    18. San Diego State University
    19. Florida A&M University
    20. Michigan State University
    21. University of Texas - Austin
    22. The Ohio State University
    23. University of Virginia
    24. Rutgers University - New Brunswick
    25. University of Colorado Boulder
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