Sunday, June 15, 2014

Austin's Incredible Growth In Pictures

Austin is booming.

From 2000-2006, it was the third-fastest growing city in America. With an estimated 885,000 people, it's now the 11th-largest city in the United States and Austin has roughly doubled its population since 1985.

From 2000-2010, the population grew by 20%. From 2010-2013, it grew by another 12%.

This population explosion is fueled by an annual economic growth rate of 6% - red hot even by emerging market standards.

To give you a sense of what that looks like, I used Google Street View's time lapse feature. It helpfully goes all the way back to 2007 (all images courtesy of Google).

The Intersection of 3rd & Lavaca


3rd & Lavaca, Austin, Texas 2007
2007










3rd & Lavaca, Austin, Texas 2014
2014


South Congress Street - Looking North Toward the Capitol of Texas

South Congress Street, Austin, Texas 2007
2007










South Congress Street, Austin, Texas 2014
2014

South Lamar Boulevard - Looking North-East
S. Lamar Blvd, Austin - Looking North, 2007
2007
S. Lamar Blvd, Austin - Looking North, 2014
2014

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