Who’dathunkit? Texas Population Growth

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Posted: Jul 13, 2022

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According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau released in May, Fort Worth is now the 13th-most populous city in the country, falling one spot since last year. Fort Worth added 12,916 residents from 2020 to 2021 (making it third in population growth in the country behind San Antonio (which added 13,626 people and Phoenix (which added 13,224). As of July 1, 2021, Fort Worth’s population was 935,508, up 25% from the 748,419 in 2010. Meanwhile, Dallas’ population (1,288,457 as of July 1, 202) dropped by 14,777 over the same time.

Of the top 15 fastest growing cities, eight are in Texas, and four (Fort Worth, Frisco, Denton, and McKinney are in North Texas. Of the 15 largest U.S. cities (by population), five are in Texas. 1) New York: 8,467,513; 2) Los Angeles: 3,849,297; 3) Chicago: 2,696,555; 4) Houston: 2,288,250; 5) Phoenix: 1,624,569; 6) Philadelphia: 1,576,251; 7) San Antonio: 1,451,853; 8) San Diego: 1,381,611; 9) Dallas: 1,288,457; 10) San Jose: 983,489; 11) Austin: 964,177; 12) Jacksonville: 954,614; 13) Fort Worth: 935,508; 14) Columbus: 906,528; 15) Indianapolis: 882,039

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