What can search trends say about our fair city? Apparently, a lot.
Google’s recently released Year in Search for the Austin area unveils what Austinites had on the brain in 2022. Here’s what we think the results say about us:
We’re a civic-minded bunch: The Capital City led the nation in searches for “voting near me.”
We take pride in our vehicles: Austin was also one of just three metros in the country to have “car detailing” as a top trending “near me” search.
We’re really into cool-looking birds: The most-searched animal in ATX was the great eared nightjar, a feline-looking bird from southeast Asia.
We don’t just listen to country down here: Rap music took the lead for Austinites’ most-searched music genre.
Tex-Mex holds a place in our hearts: “Chicken fajita marinade” recipes took the city by storm in 2022.
Curious what else locals searched for this year? Check out the full report.