You’ve heard the same old song and dance for a few years now — the Austin area is one of the fastest-growing regions in the country, 100-something people move here every day, whatever. We get it. Austin’s great and people want to live here.
But a new report from Abodo shows that a massive number of Austinites are leaving the city every day. The report took a look at the 50 most-populated metropolitan areas in the country, and between 2014 and 2015, more than 7 percent of Austin’s population left the metro area for greener pastures. In fact, Austin and Round Rock had the sixth-highest percentage of population leaving town out of the metro areas studied.
Don’t get your hopes up, though — the report also took a look at the cities people are moving into fastest, and Austin-Round Rock came in fourth on that list, with 8.28 percent of the entire population consisting of new residents between 2014 and 2015. And there were no Central Texas cities on the list of cities with the greatest population loss overall, so it doesn’t look like Austin’s bubble is going to burst anytime soon.