Census: 10 Texas cities among those with most dramatic population growth
Ten Texas cities are among U.S. municipalities recording the strongest population growth in the nation, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the Census Bureau.
The rankings only examined cities with at least 50,000 residents.
Seven of them in Texas were ranked among the 15 fastest-growing large municipalities between July 2017 and July 2018. That list, on which New Braunfels was No. 2, looks at the percentage of growth.
The Comal County seat’s population grew by 7.2 percent to 84,612 in that one-year span. It was outranked only by Buckeye, Arizona, which grew by 8.5 percent.
Other Texas cities making the list are located outside the Dallas-Fort Worth area, near Austin and in the western part of the state.
San Antonio was ranked second nationally on a separate list of U.S. cities recording the largest raw numeric increase in a one-year period.
The Alamo City’s population jumped by 20,824 people between July 2017 and July 2018. Its estimated population now stands at more than 1.53 million people.
San Antonio was outranked only by Phoenix, which gained 25,288 new residents.
Fort Worth and Austin also made the list of U.S. cities showing the largest numeric increases in population.
Two Texas cities made both lists — Frisco and McKinney, both located north of Dallas.
For more details about how New Braunfels and San Antonio fared in the latest census numbers released late Wednesday, visit www.ExpressNews.com.
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