The South and West continue to have the fastest-growing cities in the United States, according to new population estimates released in May by the U.S. Census Bureau. Among the 15 cities or towns with the largest numeric gains between 2017 and 2018, eight were in the South, six were in the West, and one was in the Midwest.
Two of the top five cities with the highest population increases were in Texas: San Antonio had an increase of 20,824 people, and Fort Worth had an increase of 19,552 people.
Other Texas cities that experienced a surge in population were Austin (12,504), Frisco (10,884), and McKinney (9,888).
Texas incorporated places that for the first time exceeded the 50,000 population mark in 2018 were Leander (56,111), Little Elm (50,314), and Wylie (51,585). The U.S. Census Bureau defines incorporated places as cities and towns.
San Angelo was one of three cities nationwide that crossed the 100,000 population mark in 2018 with a population of 100,215.