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3 Fastest Growing American Cities Are in Texas. Is It Any Wonder?

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Three of the fastest growing cities in America (from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017) are located in Texas, according to a report released by the Census Bureau. CNSNews also noted that of the top five cities with the largest numeric increases, three were also listed as being in Texas.

The three fastest growing cities (by percent) with populations over 50,000 were noted as Frisco, New Braunfels, and Pflugerville, and the three that were found to be in the top five for numeric increases were San Antonio, Dallas, and Fort Worth. Frisco growth rate was 8.2 percent, resulting in a population of 177,286. New Braunfels grew by 8.0 percent, with a total population of 79,152. Pflugerville grew at a rate of 6.4 percent, with a total population of 63,350.

3 Fastest Growing American Cities Are in Texas. Is It Any Wonder?

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The Census Bureau released the details on May 24, providing a chart that noted the top 15 cities with the largest growth. San Antonio’s growth was recognized, on average, as being a change of 60 people per day! In their own process of growth, Fort Worth surpassed Indianapolis as the 15th largest city in the U.S. It was also revealed that “…housing unit growth remains below 2007 levels in nearly all states.” A previous report on the overall population of Texas as of January 2018 announced that the state had experienced growth numbering 400K over the course of 2017, resulting from natural increases (births) as well as net migration (the difference between those leaving Texas and the number of people coming to the state).