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Austin population has doubled every 25 years or so since founding

By W. Gardner Selby
Published on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 3:10 p.m.

Before pleading his case for voters to sign off on an inner-city rail line, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell said the city's population has doubled every 25 years or so since its founding.

That claim checked out--leading Austin's Fox7 News, KTBC-TV, to fashion the image below and to the right, underneath some of our past fact checks of Leffingwell, who is in his last year as mayor.

Read our full Truth-O-Meter story for the historical population counts--or watch the Fox7 report here.

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Researchers: W. Gardner Selby

Names in this article: Lee Leffingwell

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