Austin drew the largest numbers of young American from 2007-2009, according to an analysis by senior demographer at Brookings Institution, replacing Riverside, California, which was the most popular destination for young people in the  middle of the past decade.

Migration slowed greatly during the recession, and rates have continued to remain low.  In an analysis of migration still occurring among some of the country’s most mobile citizens- people ages 25-34 the cities at the top of the list were those that had remained economically vibrant.  Austin is considered a “hip” destination by demographer, William Frey.