It's been hinted at before, but the numbers keep confirming that Texas is growing by leaps and bounds. In the latest study from the U.S. Census Bureau, five of the nation's 11 fastest-growing cities are in the Lone Star State.
And who tops them all? Georgetown. The charming city outside of Austin saw its population rise 7.8 percent between mid-2014 and mid-2015, making it the nation’s fastest-growing city with a population of 50,000 or more.
Frisco is up there too, at No. 4. The booming city — and future home to the Dallas Cowboys headquarters — saw a 6.3 percent population increase. New Braunfels (No. 2), Pearland (No. 7), and Pflugerville (No. 11) also make the booming list.
Turns out Texas isn't so far behind New York City, either. Houston comes in right behind the Big Apple on the list of largest numeric increases for cities with a population of 50,000 or more, having added 40,032 people by July 1, 2015. San Antonio takes fourth (29,536 new residents), Fort Worth sixth (19,894), Dallas seventh (19,642), and Austin eighth (19,117).
Houston is crowned the most populous city in Texas, second nationally only to NYC. San Antonio isn't far behind at No. 7 in the nation, and Dallas manages to sneak in at No. 9. Austin misses the top 10 by about 70,000 residents.
Arlington rejoined the list of the 50 most populous cities, displacing Cleveland.