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.
- 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.