Get ready for new neighbors: Austin to nearly double in sizeGet ready for new neighbors: Austin to nearly double in sizehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=148522016-10-17T05:00:00Z2016-10-17T19:00:00Z

Austin is poised to grow faster than any other large U.S. city in the next 25 years, nearly doubling in population.

That is according to new research by American City Business Journals. 

The population of the Texas capital, which reached 2 million last year, is projected to soar 98.5 percent to nearly 4 million by 2040.

The nation's number of major markets, defined as metropolitan areas with populations above 1 million, is projected to grow from 53 in 2015 to 68 in 2040.

Austin is the hottest member of this group. 

Three more Texas cities are on the list of major markets likely to experience rapid growth during the quarter-century including Houston (66.7 percent), San Antonio (57.3 percent), and Dallas-Fort Worth (53.5 percent).

Then another Southern (and Texan) metro rounds out the top 10: McAllen-Edinburg at 51.3 percent.​

Austin Business Journal
Austin-Round Rock
Demographics & Population
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