Texas Is Still Booming, Despite the Oil Bust

U.S. oil prices tumbled from more than $100 a barrel in the summer of 2014 to less than $50 a year later, but that didn't stop workers from flocking to Texas, the nation's biggest energy-producing state.

Eight of the top 20 counties that gained¬†the most population¬†last year were in Texas.¬†Four Lone Star metros‚ÄĒDallas, Houston (Harris County, in the chart below), San Antonio (Bexar County), and Austin (Travis County)‚ÄĒcollectively added more than 412,000 people¬†from July 2014 to July 2015, according to Census data published Thursday. Of those new residents, 63 percent had¬†migrated from either elsewhere in the U.S. or from other countries.

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March 28, 2016

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