Austin named second-fastest-growing major city in Texas, adding about 171,000 residents from 2010-20

Northwest Austin's Domain Northside
Continued construction in and around Domain Northside is one sign of growth in Northwest Austin. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

Continued construction in and around Domain Northside is one sign of growth in Northwest Austin. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Austin grew by 171,465 residents between 2010 and 2020, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.


The area outpaced the state's population growth rate of almost 16%, with more than 21% growth in Austin, almost 26% growth in Travis County and more than 44% growth in Williamson County.

Population changes



Austin was the second-fastest-growing major city in Texas, behind Fort Worth, and saw the fourth-most percent change in population.







Top tax rates



The property tax rate for the average Austin homeowner is $2.1767 per $100 valuation. This list is not comprehensive of taxing entities in the Northwest Austin area.







Local demographics



On both a state and national level, population growth was driven by populations of color. However, in Austin, non-Hispanic white individuals drove the growth.





By Darcy Sprague

Editor, Central and Southwest Austin

Darcy joined Community Impact Newspaper in Aug. 2021. Previously, she has covered local news from San Antonio to Dallas and reported nationally on education. Darcy graduated from Texas State University.

By Amy Denney

Managing Editor, Austin metro

Amy has worked for Community Impact Newspaper since September 2010, serving as reporter and senior editor for the Northwest Austin edition as well as covering transportation in the Austin metro. She is now managing editor for the 10 publications in the Central Texas area from Georgetown to New Braunfels. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two cats.