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5 of the Fastest Growing U.S. Cities Are in Texas

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Love it or hate it (but probably hate it), of the 15 fastest growing cities in the U.S. over 50,000 people, Texas holds five slots.

The U.S. Census Bureau released population data for the following year, and according to CNBC, Texas tops the list with five of the fastest growing cities in the country with a population over 50,000. Georgetown ranks as No. 1 in population growing, with a 7.8 percent rise in population from 2014 to 2015. New Braunfels followed in second place, with a 6.6 percent population rise from 2014 to 2015.

Frisco ranked in fourth place with a 6.3 percent population rise, and Pearland clocked in at No. 7 with a 5.3 percent increase. Rounding out Texas’ cities was Pflugerville in 11th place with 4.5 percent.

Of the biggest declines in population of a city with 50,000 or more people, Wichita Falls ranked in sixth place with a .9 percent decrease in population. As a note, these rankings are for non-metropolitan areas or cities with populations with more than half a million people.

As for fastest growing metro areas, Forth Worth ranked in second place with 2.4 percent increase, while Austin, San Antonio, and Houston followed with 2.1 percent, 2.1 percent, and 1.8 percent, respectively.