Feeling Crowded Yet? Dallas-Fort Worth Gained 1 Million People in Less Than a Decade

Dallas-Fort Worth gained more new residents than any metropolitan area in the country, adding more than 1 million people in an eight-year period. The region's population now tops 7.5 million, solidifying North Texas' ranking as the nation's fourth largest metro market. It trails only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, all of which are losing residents. As a state, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Texas gained more than 3.5 million people from April 2010 through July 2018. That's the equivalent of 1,000 new residents a day -- with a third of those settling down in D-FW. Despite fears that Hurricane Harvey would cause people to flee the Gulf Coast, the Houston region also added 1 million new residents from 2010 to 2018. Austin's metro area grew by just under 400,000 people and San Antonio-New Braunfels gained 375,000. People moving to Texas from other states accounted for more than 1 million new residents, the second-most domestic transplants behind Florida.   Continue reading...

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