The number of young people aged 20 to 24 in the Austin area was down between 2010 and 2016, the Austin Business Journal reports.
The area lost over 2,000 young people in that time and overall the population of Austin is getting older.
Travis County lost 15,940 Austinites between the ages of 20 and 24 from 2010-2016. Williamson County gained 7,160 20-24 year olds during the same time, Hays County added 5,492 more, Bastrop County added 930, and Caldwell County added 355.
This age range now makes up 7 percent of the population in the area, down from 8.5 percent in 2010.
Austin is in generally losing its young and adding to its population at the other end of the spectrum. The number of residents under age 24 was down compared to the overall population and Austinites are having less children as well. The number of children under age five was down .8 percent and the birth rate per year was down from 66 per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 to 50 in 2005 to 41 per 1,000 women in that same age group in 2015.
There was a small increase in the population that is 25 to 44 and a slight decrease in the number of residents between 45 and 54.
The biggest population gain was seen in the 55+ age group, which contributed to making the median age in the region go from 32 to 33.6 from 2010 to 2016.
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