It won’t stop, it won’t stop
Six of the nation’s 15 fastest-growing cities are in Texas, according to updated number From the U.S. Census Bureau. Texas is the only state with three or more cities on the list, overwhelming other states in terms of both rate of change and pure numerical growth.
Central Texas focused on 3 Fast-Growing Texas Cities All in the Austin suburbs. Georgetown topped the list for the second year in a row, with population growth of 14.4 percent in 2022. Santa Cruz, California came second, followed by Kyle and Leander, each with an 11.9 percent increase in population.
San Antonio also grew rapidly. The city increased its population by 18,889 last year, making him the third fastest growing city in the country on a pure population basis.
Austin was the leader in terms of growth, but Dallas-Fort Worth’s Metroplex won on pure numbers. The region’s population increased by 170,396 he, the largest increase of any subway in the country. In Fort Worth he added 19,170, more than any other city. Even in a small city, we pushed the boundaries. Little Elm, located at the northern end of Lake Louisville near Prosper, has its population rise 8% to 55,357, making it her fourth-highest rate of increase in the nation.
Not far behind its northern neighbors, the Houston-Woodlands-Sugarlands metropolitan area had the second-largest increase in residents last year, with an increase of 124,281 residents. Houston is the largest city in Texas and her fourth largest city in the United States with a population of 2.3 million. (Adding Dallas and Fort Worth equals the total.)
In its first year, all four cities in the Texas Triangle (Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio) were among the top 10 cities in the nation by population.
The state also leads the way in housing growth. Harris County added 32,700 homes, beating second-place Maricopa County, Arizona, by about 4,600. Travis County came in third last year with nearly 28,000 new units added.
And new boomtowns are being born every day. By percentage, Rockwall County, Texas had the second-largest increase in housing stock, with a 7.4 percent increase in housing last year.