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Can't hold a candle to Buda's 81 percent growthCan't hold a candle to Buda's 81 percent growthhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=132702016-05-25T05:00:00Z2016-05-25T19:55:00Z

​​​​​​​BUDA - There is simply no city in the Austin area growing as fast as Buda.​ 

​Over the past five years, Buda has grown an astounding 81.4 percent, rising from a population of 7,556 in 2010 with the addition of 6,149 new residents.

The U.S. Census announced Georgetown to be the nation' fastest-growing city with more than 50,000 residents.

Austin Business Journal's analysis of those numbers also highlighted Leander's growth as the fastest in the region with a population of more than 25,000.

But when you include all of Austin's cities, no one can hold a candle to Buda. ​The Hays County city's population rose by 19.8 percent between 2014-2015 to 13,705 with the addition of 2,263​​ residents, according to the Census.

Austin, in contrast, grew by about 2 percent during that time and Georgetown's population spiked 8 percent.​​​​​

Listen to Podcast 302 for this story and more.​
Austin Business Journal
Austin-Round Rock
Demographics & Population
http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2016/05/20/map-see-the-surprising-growth-of-small-austin.html

​See the interactive map! "Mapping population growth in Austin's smallest suburbs​" and ​"Unincorporated areas of Central Texas booming​​."

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