Mar 28, 2008
Austin is the 5th Fastest Growing MSA in the Nation

The US Census Bureau just released its list of the top 10 fastest growing metro areas in the nation.  Austin came in respectably in 5th place, w/ 65,880 new residents in 2007.  The Austin/RR MSA grew 4.3 percent in 2007.

Texas in general saw a big jump in population, most of which was in 4 metro areas: Austin/RR, DFW, Houston, & San Antonio.


7 comments so far
  • Fri Mar 28, 2008 at 2.47 pm

    Nice picture – little photoshop?

    Yeah Texas is enjoying a lot of positive media lately about the good real estate opportunities and population growth. Thanks for the stats and once again – nice pic.

  • Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 11.04 am

    Texas is for sure a growth state ood ecomonics, low home prices makes good for real estate. In Arizona we have also been a high growth rate for the past 20 years, lots of pluses when so much growth is coming into your city.

  • Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 9.59 pm

    Eric – how about a link to the report. Would be interested to see how the Reno-Tahoe area stacks up?

  • Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 3.52 pm

    Sorry about the late reply, Mitch. Here’s the source.

  • Mon Apr 7, 2008 at 3.19 pm

    Thats a cool pic, Eric. I was in Austin last weekend, but didn’t get a chance to give you a ring.

  • Wed Apr 9, 2008 at 8.30 pm

    I love Austin. Had my first taste of 6th street while I was out there.

    Lot of great entrepreneurs in Austin too.

  • Tue May 6, 2008 at 8.52 pm

    The secret is out on Austin. I am not surprised that it is growing so quickly – I hope it can keep its charm with the expected growth. On a side note, the new book by Barbara Corcoran called Nextville highlights Austin and the Hill Country as a “Nextville” for green home buyers and retirement buyers seeking the “fountain of youth” that you can find in a college town.

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