In 2018, Austin was voted the No. 1 place to live in America for the third year in a row and it remains a top location in the nation. Based on factors of affordability, employment opportunity and lifestyle, populations are coming to the city from both in state and out of state with now a resident base exceeded the 2 million mark and growing. The main attraction for the population growth stems mainly from the business interest that has been hitting the metro over the last ten years reaching peak growth rates into 2018 and present day.
Austin has been the fastest growing tech town in the U.S. for several years running, even competing with top tech locations like Silicon Valley with more than 147 companies securing almost $1 billion in funding just in 2015. Along with new start-ups and the next generation of entrepreneurs, giants like Amazon, Google, and Facebook have also opened offices in the city creating a network of employment opportunities for existing and new populations. This growing network of commercial opportunities has had both analysts and US populations looking to the Texas metro for investment and future professional opportunities and putting it in position to be one of the leading locations in the nation.