Buda named fastest-growing Texas city of at least 10,000


The city of Buda grew 77.9 percent between 2010 and 2015, according to the Texas State Data Center, making it Texas’ fastest-growing city with a population of at least 10,000. As of Jan. 1, 2015, the city had a population of 12,979.

The city issued 398 single-family home permits and 302 multifamily unit permits in 2015. To date in 2016, the city has issued 70 single-family home permits.

“The city has done a tremendous job at getting the infrastructure in place to address the growth as we move forward,” Planning Director Chance Sparks said in a news release. “The growth presents an opportunity for us to apply new standards designed to implement the Comprehensive Plan developed by the community.”

The city has continued welcoming businesses as well, said Ann Miller, director of the Buda Economic Development Corporation.

“With roughly 150 people moving to the Austin [metropolitan area] each day, Buda is an attractive location since our city provides ample employment opportunities in a diverse range of industries, a great quality of life, and a low cost of living,” Miller said. “Over the next few years, I anticipate the southern portion of the Austin metro to continue to grow substantially as there are still large undeveloped tracts of land in this portion of the I-35 corridor.”

According to the Texas Comptroller, sales tax collections in the city grew 61.75 percent from 2010 to 2015.

According to the report from the Texas State Data Center, San Marcos grew 29.6 percent between 2010 and 2015, from 44,894 residents to 58,185 as of Jan. 1, 2015.

The city of Kyle grew 18.2 percent during the same period, from 28,016 residents to 33,123 as of Jan. 1, 2015.

 

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