Newly released data shows that the Rural Capital Area population added 34,000 new people in 2017 to reach for the first time a population of over one million people. At a 3.5% growth rate, the Rural Capital Area population grew more than four times (4x) faster than the US population overall.
Within the region, Hays County grew its population the fastest last year (4.9%), followed by Llano County (4.2%), Williamson County (3.6%), and Caldwell County (2.9%). Five-year growth rates are led by Hays, Williamson, and Bastrop counties.
View the interactive dashboard for trends and comparisons in the Rural Capital Area and Austin metro.