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Georgetown Named Fastest Growing City in the United States

Serene trails and parks, historic architecture, beloved Red Poppy Festival, and the “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas” all centered around a close-knit community—it’s no wonder more and more people are calling Georgetown home.

In May, the U.S. Census Bureau named Georgetown the fastest-growing city in the nation for cities with a population above 50,000. The city’s growth rate was 10.5 percent from July 1, 2020, through July 1, 2021, resulting in a population estimate of 75,420. “Georgetown continues to attract new residents for the same reasons many of us moved here—good jobs, safe neighborhoods, and unbeatable parks and events,” Mayor Josh Schroeder says. “But all those things may not be as important as the sense of community you feel when families gather on a Saturday afternoon on our courthouse lawn or dance in the street at our annual Red Poppy Festival. People don’t just move here. They fall in love with this town.”

In addition to Georgetown, two other Texas cities made the list of fastest-growing cities in the U.S. with a population above 50,000, including Leander, the second fastest-growing city, and New Braunfels, which was fifth on the list. In terms of overall growth, Texas cities made up more than one-third of the top 45.