The Austin area grew to 2056405 residents as of July 2016 this is compared to the population of 1998104 from the prior year. That equates to an average of 4858 new residents to the Austin area each month!
According to Census’ 1-Year American Community Survey results Austin ranked as fourth-fastest growing metro area among metros with populations of more than 100000 residents. The good news for all these newcomers is that for 2016 we had some large corporate relocations and all together Austin employers added 32700 new jobs.
Most notable relocations: Amazon Blue Apron Bright Pearl Merck & Co. to name a few.