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3 of America's 10 Fastest-Growing Metropolitan Areas Are in Texas

3 of America's 10 Fastest-Growing Metropolitan Areas Are in Texas
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Three of America’s 10 fastest-growing metropolitan areas are in Texas.

The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area was number one, adding 146,238 residents in 2017. Census Bureau data shows that the Houston area posted the second-largest growth while Austin was number nine.

Florida placed two metropolitan areas on the top 10 list. Orlando showed the eighth-highest level of growth while Tampa-St. Petersburg came in 10th.

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A slightly different measure showed similar results. All 10 of the fastest-growing counties were in the South and West. Six were in Texas and one each in Arizona, Nevada, California, and Washington.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “The primary driver behind the growth of the 10 fastest-growing counties, 2016-2017, was net domestic migration” — in other words, people moving into these other markets from other places in the U.S.

In contrast, the counties losing the most population were Cook County, Illinois (Chicago); Baltimore, Maryland; and Cuyahoga County, Ohio (Cleveland).

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