3 Fastest Growing U.S. Cities All in Texas; San Antonio Has Largest Gain

By Terence P. Jeffrey | May 24, 2018 | 10:10 AM EDT

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(CNSNews.com) - The three fastest growing cities in the United States in the twelve-month period from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017 were all in Texas, according to data released today by the Census Bureau.

At the same time, according to the bureau, three of the four cities with the largest numeric population growth during that period were also in Texas.

The three fastest growing cities with populations over 50,000 were Frisco, Texas; New Braunfels, Texas, and Pflugerville, Texas.

Frisco grew by 8.2 percent and ended up with a population of 177,286. New Braunfels grew by 8.0 percent and ended up with a population of 79,152. Pflugerville grew by 6.4 percent and ended up with a population of 63,350.

The four cities with the largest population growth during the July to July period were San Antonio, Texas, which grew by 24,208 to 1,511,946; Phoenix, Arizona, which grew by 24,036 to 1,626,078; Dallas, Texas, which grew by 18,935 to 1,341,075; and Fort Worth, Texas, which grew by 18,664 to 874,168.

All of the Top 15 cities with the largest growth were in the South or West, except for Columbus, Ohio, which grew by15,439 to 879,170.

Here is the Census Bureau’s chart of the 15 cities with the largest growth:

All of the Top 15 fastest growing cities were in the South or West, except for Ankeny, Iowa, which grew by 6.4 percent to 62,416.

Here is the Census Bureau’s chart of the 15 cities with the fastest growth:

New York City remained the nation’s most populous city in 2017 with a population of 8,622,698. Los Angeles was No. 2 with 3,99,759. Chicago was No. 3 with 2,716,450. Houston was No. 4 with 1,626,078; and Phoenix was No. 5 with 1,626,078.

Here is the Census Bureau chart of the 15 most populous cities in the United States:


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