Data from the United States Census Bureau shows new patterns of growth across the country, but one thing stays the same: Texas continues to grow.
The Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos metropolitan area had a 3.9 percent population increase between April 2010 and July 2011, making it the second fastest growing metro area behind Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Wash.
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission took the number four spot, growing by 3 percent, followed by San Antonio (No. 16), Dallas-Fort Worth (17) and Houston (18).
In raw numbers, the Dallas and Houston areas had the greatest influx of new residents, drawing 154,774 and 139,699 respectively. The Austin area drew 67,230 new residents during that period.
Houston’s population has now surpassed the six million mark, edging past Philadelphia as the fifth most populous metropolitan area in the country.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau