Texas cities and towns top list for fastest growth
The U.S. Census Bureau ranked Frisco, New Braunfels, and Pflugerville in the top three spots of the fastest-growing large
cities and towns by percentage in 2017.
Frisco grew by 8.2%, New Braunfels by 8%, and Pflugerville by 6.5% between July 2016 and July 2017.
Georgetown (ranked 6), McKinney (ranked 9), Flower Mound (ranked 11), and Cedar Park (13) also landed on the list for their growth during the same time period.
Numeric population increase big in Texas, too
San Antonio ranked first for cities with the largest population gain between 2016 and 2017, gaining the equivalent of about 66 people per day.
Four other Texas cities also landed on the U.S. Census Bureau’s list of cities with the largest numeric increase last year.
Number of people added between July 2016 and July 2017:
1) San Antonio: 24,208
3) Dallas: 18,935
4) Fort Worth: 18,664
9) Frisco: 13,470
12) Austin: 12,515
Top 15 most populous cities include five in Texas
Houston’s total population in 2017 was 2,312,717, making it the fourth most-populous city in America behind New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Other Texas cities ranking in the top 15 include seventh-ranked San Antonio (1,411,946), ninth-ranked Dallas (1,341,075), and eleventh-ranked Austin (950,715).
And for the first time, Fort Worth (874,168) was ranked 15th, knocking Indianapolis (863,002) off the list.