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Forbes: Austin among fastest-growing family townsForbes: Austin among fastest-growing family townshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=29682014-09-24T08:03:00Z2014-09-24T07:00:00Z

AUSTIN - A demographic study commissioned by Forbes shows that the Austin area has the second-highest percentage increase in children since the turn of the century.

According to the data, the Austin metro area saw a 49.3 percent increase in the number of children aged between five and 14 years from 2000-2013.

As of 2013, the number of children in that age bracket in the region stood at 261,199, roughly 14 percent of the area’s population.

Forbes chose the 5-14 age bracket because "it encompasses when parents often move due to such issues as school quality, the cost of housing and long-term economic security," says Joel Kotkin in the piece.

Austin was not the lone Texas contender on the list. The Dallas-Fort Worth area was ranked sixth on the list, and Houston came in at No. 8.

Topping the list is Raleigh, North Carolina, which saw a 55.7 percent increase in the number of children between 5-14 over the past 13 years. There, 177,866 school-aged tykes make up 14.6 percent of the total population.

Read more at the Austin Business Journal.

For the full ranking, see Forbes.

Austin Business Journal
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Demographics & Population
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