Report: Bulk of new Austin residents still from Texas

Texas provided the most new residents for Austin at 52.8%. (Courtesy Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas provided the most new residents for Austin at 52.8%. (Courtesy Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Texas provided the most new residents for Austin at 52.8%. (Courtesy Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

A new report from the Austin Chamber of Commerce provides key insights about who is moving to the Texas capital city. The finding shows Austin ranks No. 1 among the 50 largest metros for new residents as a percent of the total population with the majority of those coming from other Texas locations.



The report’s amassed data ranges from 2010-18 and shows Austin is also in the top 10 nationwide of fastest-growing metros within that timeframe, coming in at No. 9 with a 26.3% population change. That translates to an additional 310,931 new residents to the Greater Austin metropolitan statistical area, or MSA.


“Since the beginning of the decade, the Austin MSA has grown by an average of 55,100 people annually, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s population estimate program,” the report states. “Much of this growth is attributable to domestic migration, roughly 55.8%, with another 13.2% due to international migration, and 29.4% from natural increase.”

The report also states that from 2013-17, Texas provided the most new residents for Austin at 52.8%, followed by California with 7%, Florida and New York at 3.3% each, Illinois at 2.4% and Arizona at 2%.

To view the report from the Austin Chamber of Commerce, click here.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.


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