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The city of Austin grew by more than 86,000 residents between 2014 and 2019 according to estimates released in December by the U.S. Census Bureau. That 10.02% growth rate outpaces the statewide rate of 8.31% over the same time period. However, Travis County as a whole grew faster then the city, going from 1.09 million residents to a population of 1.23 million according to the estimates, an increase of 12.26%.
The population of Dripping Springs nearly doubled between 2014 and 2019 according U.S. Census Bureau estimates, increasing 92.27% from 2,088 to 4,119 residents. The median household income, meanwhile, jumped 38.1% from $57,929 to $80,000 per year. That income level is slightly above the median in Hays County as a whole, which is $68,717.
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SOURCES: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY 2019 5YEAR ESTIMATESCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
LOCAL DEMOGRAPHICS *HISPANIC AND LATINO INDIVIDUALS MAY BE OF ANY RACE. THE OTHER CATEGORIES LISTED DO NOT INCLUDE HISPANIC OR LATINO RESIDENTS.
POPULATION CHANGE Austin Dripping Springs
MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
23.82% 73.03% 0.46% 0% 1.19% 0% 1.51% 0%
Hispanic or Latino*
10.02% 92.27% Five-year change
7.43% 0.19% 7.53% 0.02% 0.2% 2.44%
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska native
Native Hawaiian or other Pacic Islander Some other race Two or more races
SOUTHWEST AUSTIN DRIPPING SPRINGS EDITION • JANUARY 2021
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