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Population growth is concentrated in Texas cities, says US Census Bureau

Texas and California cities were reported to have the largest numeric population growth as of July 2015
  • Five Texas cities (Georgetown, New Braunfels, Frisco, Pearland and Pflugerville) rank among top 15 fastest growing in the nation.
  • New York City ranks no. 1 as largest city and city with the largest numeric growth in population.
  • Chicago ranks as no. 3 most populous city but doesn't rank on the list of cities with largest numeric increase.

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Everything is bigger in Texas... and it's growing. According to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, five of the nation's 11 fastest growing cities are in the Lone Star State. As of July 2015, the population in one Texas community near Austin upticked by 7.8 percent annually, making it the nation's fastest growing community. That community, Georgetown, now has a population of about 63,700. The Austin-Round Rock metro area population is cruising forward at lightning speed, surpassing the 2 million mark in 2015 for the first time ever. And unsurprisingly so, given the region had several area cities make the list of fastest growing cities and towns. Three of the top five fastest growing cities were reported to be in Texas, and all three of them are suburbs of major cities. New Braunfels, no. 2, is located right outside of San Antonio, and Frisco, no. 3, is outside of Dallas-Fort Worth. Nation's most populous cities The most populous cities in the country remain fair...