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Austin set to become 10th most populous city in the US

It's growing fast and could pass San Jose, California, in the next year.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin could soon become the 10th most populous city in the U.S., Imagine Austin predicted in a June newsletter.

It's currently the 11th, but according to data from the Census Bureau, it's growing fast and could pass San Jose, California, in the next year – a city that has been experiencing population loss.

The numbers show more than 16,000 people moved to Austin from July 2018 to 2019, growing the population by 1.68%.

Only one other city experienced faster growth – that was Fort Worth. The population in Fort Worth increased by 1.8% between 2018 and 2019.

RELATED: Boomtown 2040: Austin sees the nation's 5th largest population increase over the past decade

The U.S. Census is conducted every 10 years and attempts to count every person in the country and U.S. territories.

This year’s census deadline has been pushed to mid-August amid the coronavirus pandemic.

People can complete the census online at 2020census.gov.


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