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DFW Gain More Residents Than Anywhere Else In The Nation In 2017

May 24, 2018 - 12:13 pm

FORT WORTH (KRLD) - North Texas continued its rapid growth in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest population estimates.

The DFW-Arlington area gained an incredible 146,000 residents last year, making it the fastest-growing metro area in the United States. Additionally, four of the 10 fastest-growing counties in the U.S. were right here in North Texas, including Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant. 

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is the fourth largest metro area behind Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, with 7,399,622 residents.  

A large number of the 146,000 residents that came to North Texas headed for Frisco and Fort Worth.

13,470 people moved to Frisco, making it the fastest-growing big city in the nation. On average, the city added 37 new residents per day in 2017.

In the western part of the Metroplex, Fort Worth added 18,664 residents, making it the 15th largest city in the United States. 

North Texas wasn't the only part of the state that saw major growth, however.

San Antonio had more growth than any other city in the United States in 2017 with the addition of 24,208 people. Austin had the 12th largest increase with 12, 515 new residents.