Houston Second in Population Growth, Census Says
Humidity, hurricanes and no zoning laws weren't enough to keep people away. According to US Census data, from 2012 to 2013, Houston was second in population growth behind New York.
H-Town added an estimated 35,202 residents from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013. New York was far ahead, adding an estimated 61,440 people.
Texas was the (lone) star of the show when it came to population growth. (Ha. Get it?) Houston ranked second, San Antonio was fourth, Austin was sixth, and Dallas was tenth. California was the only other state with more than one city on the list.
Texas also was among the top when it came to fastest growing cities. Of cities with populations of 50,000 or more, San Marcos was first followed by Frisco. Cedar Park was fourth and Georgetown seventh.
So where are all of these new folks going to live? According to the census, Texas added more housing units than any other state as well.
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