Census data shows Fort Worth was the third fastest growing major city
Fort Worth is the third fastest growing city in the nation, according to data released by the US Census Bureau last week.
Frisco, Denton and McKinney also ranked in the top 15 cities with at least 50,000 people experiencing the fastest digital population growth, according to a statement from the office.
Fort Worth added 12,916 residents from July 2020 to July 2021, according to the data, while Frisco ranked No. 8 with 7,933 new residents. Denton added 5,844 (#14) while McKinney added 5,568 (#15).
Meanwhile, the fastest growing county in the country, based on percentage growth, was Rockwall County. The population increased by 6.5%.
San Antonio came in first with the highest numerical population growth, adding 13,626 residents to its overall population of 1.45 million. San Antonio is now the second most populous city in Texas after Houston with 2.29 million residents.
Other Texas cities that ranked on the list with the largest increases were New Braunfels (7,538), Georgetown (7,193) and Leander (6,159).
The census found that the populations of cities and towns in the southern and western regions of the United States experienced the fastest growth from July 2020 to July 2021, with the 15 fastest growing cities or towns located in these regions.