Study: Austin is third-fastest growing city in U.S.

AUSTIN, Texas — This year, KVUE is committed to covering stories about the explosive growth in Central Texas as part of our Boomtown 2040 series.

According to a new list from 24/7 Wall Street, the Austin-Round Rock area is collectively the third-fastest growing city in the country.

24/7 Wall Street said the area had a 22.5 percent change in population from 2010 to 2017, from 1,727,495 to 2,115,827, with the population change due to migration up 273,662.

According to the list, the fastest growing city in the U.S. is The Villages, Florida, which saw a 32.8 percent population change between 2010 and 2017.

Other areas on the list were Greeley, CO; Midland, TX; and Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC.

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