GEORGETOWN, Texas — According to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday, Georgetown is now one of the nation's fastest-growing cities.
The city's population is now more than 50,000. But with a 5.2% growth rate between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, it's estimated Georgetown's population is now closer to 74,180 people.
“I promise, we’re not trying to be the fastest-growing city in the U.S.,” Mayor Dale Ross said. “Frankly, people choose Georgetown because we are a safe city with a high quality of life, great parks, an award-winning library, a low tax rate, and the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas. We recognize what a great place Georgetown is, and others recognize it too.”
The city was the sixth fastest-growing city in the U.S. based on last year's census. In 2017, it was the fifth. It was number one in 2016 and number two in 2015.
In 2010, Georgetown's population was 47,400. But, according to today's estimate, the city added 26,780 residents with a growth rate of 56.5% from 2010 to 2018.
“The growth does help the City maintain one of the lowest tax rates in the region,” Ross added. “It helps fund the infrastructure needed to prepare for the many new people who will call Georgetown home this year. In fact, we are on pace to complete a decade’s worth of voter-approved road bonds in just seven years.”
The Texas Demographic Center says that the Austin region is expected to more than double in size by 2050, increasing from 2 million to 4.5 million in population.
“We’re kidding ourselves if we think we can stop growth,” Ross said. “It is critically important that we work leverage opportunities that are presented to us, with a focus on preserving what makes Georgetown unique.”
More information on the census can be found here.
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