Texas cities once again rank among the strongest in the country when it comes to job growth.

“Even the dullest minds on the East Coast are beginning to realize that Texas is doing something right, as much as they hate to say it,” said demographer Joel Kotkin, executive editor of NewGeography, which compiled the list.

In the large cities division, Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos ranked first, Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown second, Fort Worth-Arlington fourth and Dallas-Plano-Irving sixth.

Among medium-size cities, Corpus Christi was second, McAllen-Edinburg-Mission third and El Paso fourth.

Small cities fared well, too, with Odessa ranked first, Midland second and San Angelo fifth.

Rankings were based on employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from November 2000 through January 2012. Cities are ranked based on recent, midterm and long-term growth.

Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram