Austin will see high population growth in the next 15 years, even under the lowest possible projections, according to a report by the Urban Institute, reported on by The Austin Business Journal.
If Austin has a low birth rate, high death rate, and low migration rate, the population is still forecast to increase by 30.5 percent, from 1.7 million in 2010 to 2.3 million in 2030.
If the birth, migration, and death rates are average, the Austin area’s population will increase by 55.3 percent, from 1.7 million in 2010 to 2.7 million in 2030.
What about higher-than-average birth and migration rates, and lower-than-average death rates? In that scenario, Austin’s population could grow by 81.7 percent by 2030, which would put it at a 2030 population of 3.2 million (compared to 2010’s population of 1.7 million.)