The U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates showing that Georgetown is ranked seventh on the list of fastest-growing cities in the country with a population of more than 50,000. Georgetown’s growth rate was 7.2 percent from July 1, 2018, through July 1, 2019, resulting in a population estimate of 79,604.

Georgetown was the seventh fastest-growing city in the U.S. on the list released last year by the Census. In 2018, Georgetown was the sixth fastest-growing city in the U.S., fifth in 2017, the fastest in 2016, and the second fastest in 2015.

The city of Georgetown, with its historic downtown and the flowing San Gabriel River, provides small-town charm and the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas. With its coffeehouses, farmer’s markets, and year-round recreation, it’s an idyllic college town where students feel immediately at home.

Meanwhile, the vibrant capital of Austin, located just 25 minutes to the south, is renowned for its live music, iconic festivals such as SXSW and ACL, and world-famous BBQ. As a hotbed for tech startups and entrepreneurs, Austin was also recently dubbed the “Silicon Valley of the South” and an “intellectual capital,” providing students and graduates unparalleled access to internships, research opportunities, and jobs.

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