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Texas Triangle saw 5.3 million increase in population in 15 years

Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio make up the Texas Triangle
  • Houston saw the largest amount of housing permits out of the four metros between 2000 and 2015.
  • San Antonio saw the least amount of housing permits, but it saw a slight increase from 2014 to 2015.
  • Austin and Houston saw dips in housing permits annually in 2015.

In the last 15 years, the cities that make up the Texas Triangle have witnessed a boom in population. Lower costs of living and cost for employeers have helped keep the Lone Star State alive, even as the oil economy is falling behind. According to data released and compiled by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the population of Texas Triangle cities Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio increased from 12,838,417 in 2000 to 18,144,678 in 2015. That means that Texas Triangle cities increased by 41 percent, or 5.3 million, in population over a 15-year span. Houston housing market over the years In the period between 2000 and 2015, there were 552,600 housing permits in Houston. That's more than any other metro in the Texas Triangle -- above Dallas-Fort Worth, which had 466,696 permits. In 2015, Houston again saw the largest number of housing permits with 36,865, which was a small dip from 2014, when there were 38,123 housing permits. Througho...