TRAVIS COUNTY - Austin has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade, but not as fast as areas of Travis County that aren’t included in any city’s limits.
The population of unincorporated Travis County increased by 43 percent between 2000 and 2010 while incorporated areas taken together grew by 23 percent.
This pattern of growth — about 15 percent of Travis County’s population lived in unincorporated areas in 2000, compared with 17 percent a decade later — has emerged in other metropolitan counties.
The portion of San Antonio-centered Bexar County’s population living in unincorporated areas increased from about 10 percent to 15 percent in the same time frame.
Harris County’s unincorporated population around the Houston area grew from 31 percent of the total to 38 percent in a decade.
Read more at the Austin American-Statesman.
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