Houston no longer among nation's top-growing metros

Reports that suggest Houston is a top growing metro eye older data
  • Forbes left Houston off its top 20 fastest growing cities in 2016.
  • Single-family housing construction in Houston will lead the trail but trail previous year's activity.
  • According to Zillow, it is cheaper overall to own a home in Houston than it is to rent.

Recent data and reports from the Texas Office of the State Demographer and the U.S. Census Bureau pointed to the Greater Houston metro as being the top area nationally for population gain and the top in Texas for domestic migration, but things have changed since the data used for the report was taken.