Census Estimates Show New Patterns of Growth Nationwide U.S. Census Bureau

Solid Growth in Texas Continues Although new patterns of growth have emerged since the 2010 Census, some trends persist from the last decade. One such example is the growth in Texas. There were five large metro areas 2011 populations of at least 1 million among the 20 fastest growing from 2010 to 2011. Four of them were in Texas: Austin second, San Antonio 16th, Dallas-Fort Worth 17th and Houston 18th. Raleigh-Cary, N.C., was the fifth such area. Looking at numeric growth, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston added more people between 2010 and 2011 than any other metro area 155,000 and 140,000, respectively. These two metro areas were the biggest numeric gainers during the 2000 to 2010 period with Houston gaining more than Dallas-Fort Worth over the decade. Another trend that persisted: nearly all of the fastest-growing metro areas from 2010 to 2011 46 of 50 were located either entirely or partially in the South or West.

via Census Estimates Show New Patterns of Growth Nationwide – Population – Newsroom – U.S. Census Bureau.