The Statesman ran its annual analysis of migration in and out of Austin. The summary is that “More people [are] moving here but not as many as during the boom”.
In the 1990’s Austin grew by an incomprehensible 41% as it added more than 190,000 new residents. Growth comes from two source: net migration and organic growth. The net migration is the gain from people moving into the city while organic growth occurs when more people or born than die during the year. The Statesman stats focus only on migration. So what is the bottom line? A net gain of 8,079 households (approximately 19,400 people). Very solid growth but about 30% lower than the peak year, 2000. The counties that saw the most people coming to the region were overwhelmingly in California. Still, Austin population is growing at a very fast rate.