North Texas Growing Faster Than Any Other Part Of The Country

Alan Scaia
April 18, 2019 - 8:20 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The US Census says Dallas - Fort Worth added more residents over the past year than any other part of the country.

The Census says the population of the Metroplex increased by 131,767 from July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018.

North Texas' population is now 7,539,711, which ranks fourth in the United States behind New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Phoenix is the second fastest-growing metro area, followed by Houston, which grew by 91,689 to 6,997,384.

Four of the ten fastest-growing counties in the United States are in Texas. Harris County added the third most people in the country, growing by 34,460.

Collin County is the fourth fastest-growing, adding 33,753 last year. Tarrant County is eighth with 27,463 new residents last year and Bexar County is ninth, growing by 27,208.

Comal County, north of San Antonio, was the second fastest-growing by percentage in the country last year, adding 5.4 percent more residents. Kaufman County was third, growing by 4.7 percent.