Austin has the most bars per capita
Every alcoholic town loves to tote this “fact”. You hear it in Brooklyn, or Portland, or residents of any town that wants to prove how cool they are. The fact is Pittsburg has the most bars per capita at 11.8 bars per 10,000 people. Austin isn’t even in the top 10.
110 people move here per day
This is another fact everyone loves reciting. Whether it is realtors, Uber drivers, bartenders, nobody can get enough Austin growth chats. The most common number (although we’ve heard up to 300 per day) is that 110 people move here every single day. There is no basis for this number, and an in depth inquiry into various state departments by Politfact puts the number in Austin itself closer to 50 per day. Austin is growing, but not quite that fast.