From July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019, Leander’s population grew by 12% to 62,208 residents, according to census data.
Bridget Brandt, president and CEO of the Leander Chamber of Commerce, listed several reasons for Leander’s list-topping growth.
“Because Leander is simply amazing,” she said. “We have a great cost of living, an incredible variety of home options, an amazing school district, incredible health care and Hill Country views. It really can’t be beat.”
Leander was joined in the top 10 fastest-growing large cities in the U.S. during 2018-19 by two other Texas cities: Georgetown, which was seventh, and New Braunfels, which was ninth.