5 of 10 Fastest Growing U.S. Cities Are In Texas

By Terence P. Jeffrey | May 26, 2015 | 12:49 PM EDT

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(CNSNews.com) - Whether measured by the percentage increase in the population or the sheer number of additional people, five of the ten fastest growing cities in the United States last year were in Texas, according to new data released by the Census Bureau.

The Census Bureau estimated the population change in American cities with populations of 50,000 or more between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014.

According to these estimates, San Marcos, Texas, was the fastest growing city in the United States, when measured by percentage change in the population; and New York, New York was the fastest growing city when measured by the number of additional residents.

In San Marcos, Texas, the population increased from 54,567 on July 1, 2013 to 58,893 on July 1, 2014—a climb of 4,325 or 7.9 percent.

Georgetown, Texas, had the second fastest rate of population growth (54,934 to 59,102, or 7.6 percent). That was followed by Doral, Florida (50,594 to 54,116, or 7.0 percent); Frisco, Texas (137,062 to 145,035, or 5.8 percent), South Jordan, Utah (59,379 to 62,781, or 5.7 percent); Conroe, Texas (62,591 to 65,871, or 5.2 percent); McKinney, Texas (149,168 to 156,767, or 5.1 percent), Milpitas, California (70,110 to 73,672, or 5.1 percent),  Meridian, Idaho (83,515 to 87,743, or 5.1 percent); and Castle Rock, Colorado (53,152 to 55,747, or 4.9 percent).

When population growth is measured by the number of additional residents New York ranked No. 1 with a population growth of 52,700. That was followed by Houston, Texas, with population growth of 35,752; Los Angeles, California, with population growth of 30,924; Austin, Texas, with population growth of 25,667; San Antonio, Texas, with population growth of 24,931; Phoenix, Arizona, with population growth of 24,616; San Diego, California, with population growth of 21,225; Dallas, Texas, with population growth of 20,322; Fort Worth, Texas, with population growth of 18,183; and Charlotte, North Carolina, with population growth of 16,007.

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