The Bureau's numbers show that 13,626 people relocated to the Alamo City during the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. In comparison, only 1,056 people packed their belongings and moved to Austin during that same period.
The U.S. cities with biggest numeric population growth from 2020 to 2021 include:
- San Antonio, 13,626
- Phoenix, 13,224
- Fort Worth, 12,916
- Port St. Lucie, 10,771
- North Las Vegas, 9,917
Other big cities in the Lone Star State didn’t fare as well.
Both Dallas and Houston saw their populations decline by several thousand people. However, it’s possible that residents in those cities relocated to the surrounding suburbs, many of which ranked as some of the fastest-growing cities in the country.
The U.S. cities with the fastest population growth by percentage from 2020 to 2021 include:
- Georgetown, Texas, 10.5%
- Leander, Texas, 10.1%
- Queen Creek, Arizona, 8.9%
- Buckeye, Arizona, 8.6%
- New Braunfels, Texas, 8.3%
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