Auburn is Alabama's Fastest Growing City
Recent population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Auburn is the fastest growing city in Alabama. Estimates show that Auburn added 2,135 from 2020 to 2021, more than any other Alabama city.
The top five are Auburn, Huntsville (+1,920), Foley (+1,462), Athens (+1,341) and Daphne (+1,054). Auburn also had the highest percentage growth (+2.8%) among cities with more than 30,000 population.
The report also revealed that Birmingham (197,575), until recently the state's largest city, has fallen into third place behind Huntsville (216,963) and Montgomery (198,665). This includes only those living in the city limits.
According to the release, Auburn's population stood at 78,564 in 2021.