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Texas owns list of fastest-growing cities in America

Texas owns list of fastest-growing cities in America

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Seven of the 10 fastest-growing American cities are in Texas. Thane's Neck Farm

According to new report from the U.S. Census Bureau, Texas is tops for population growth. Seven of the 10 fastest-growing cities are in the Lone Star State, and the survey dubbed Austin the "nation's capital for population growth."

Two Dallas suburbs also made the cut. Frisco nabbed the the No. 2 spot with a 6.5 percent increase in population, and McKinney slipped in at No. 13 with a 3.9 percent increase. First place went to San Marcos, which boasts an impressive 8 percent increase in population.

Utah and Arizona each had a pair of cities on the list, but no state came close to Texas' level of growth with a lucky number seven cities earning praise.

Although Dallas proper didn't make any significant gains percentage-wise, Big D did add 15,976 people in the past year. That numeric increase was good enough for a No. 10 ranking nationwide.

Houston (No. 2), San Antonio (No. 4), Austin (No. 6) and Fort Worth (No. 13) were also noted for their raw population gains.