Texas Is Still Booming, Despite the Oil Bust

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

Eight of the top 20 counties that gainedĀ the most populationĀ last year were in Texas.Ā Four Lone Star metrosā€”Dallas, Houston (Harris County, in the chart below), San Antonio (Bexar County), and Austin (Travis County)ā€”collectively added more than 412,000 peopleĀ from July 2014 to July 2015, according to Census data published Thursday. Of those new residents, 63 percent hadĀ migrated from either elsewhere in the U.S. or from other countries.

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March 28, 2016

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