DALLAS-FORT WORTH – North Texas has gained more new residents than any metropolitan statistical area in the country, adding more than one million people from April 2010 through July 2018, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Real Full Story
The region's population now tops 7.5 million, solidifying DFW’s position as the nation's fourth-largest MSA, trailing only New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago—all of which are losing residents.
The Houston region also added one million new residents from 2010 to 2018.
Austin grew by just under 400,000 people, and San Antonio-New Braunfels gained 375,000.
Texas gained more than 3.5 million people, nearly a third of who settled in the Metroplex.
Domestic migration accounted for more than one million of those new residents, while international migration accounted for about 800,000.
About a third of Texas counties lost population over the eight-year period. The most extreme population loss occurred in rural areas such as the Panhandle.