AUSTIN (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
) – It’s common knowledge that Texas’ population has grown by leaps and bounds the past few years, and growth will likely continue indefinitely. A new report from the Texas Comptroller uses U.S. Census Bureau data to
look at where folks are coming from and where they’re settling down. Highlights:
- Between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2016, Texas’ population increased by 2.7 million.
- During that time, the state had a net migration of almost 1.4 million. About 866,930 of those came from within the U.S., making Texas the top state for domestic migration. Meanwhile, 508,843 came from other countries.
- Also during that time, Texas had a natural population increase (births minus deaths) of about 1.3 million.
- In 2016, Texas was home to five of the nation’s fastest-growing cities of 50,000 or more, including the top three: Conroe, 7.8 percent growth; Frisco, 6.2 percent; McKinney, 5.9 percent; Georgetown, 5.5 percent; and New Braunfels, 4.7 percent.
- In 2015, most domestic migrants came to Texas from California (The Golden State was also the top destination for those leaving Texas).
- Both Dallas and Harris Counties had negative domestic migration during the year ending July 1, 2016. However, net international immigration there more than made up the difference.
For more on this, read the Texas Comptroller’s full report
October 24, 2017