Three out of 10 fastest-growing U.S. Cities are in North Texas

Well, we do it big here in Texas, as always.

The U.S. Census Bureau issued its population trends report this month, and the state of Texas has seen a ton of growth. Three of the 10 fastest-growing cities of 100,000 or more population in the nation are right here in our backyard.

Three North Texas cities ranked in the top 10: Frisco, McKinney, and Denton.

“Despite a common impression that people are flocking to the urban centers of Texas, it is also the suburbs that are experiencing an influx of workers,” reported economist M. Ray Perryman on the growth in Frisco. “Even though many residents of the city commute to Dallas for work, a substantial number of companies have chosen to expand their operations in Frisco.”

McKinney has seen a surge of new residents as well, and was named #1 in MONEY’s Best Places to Live in 2014. With Raytheon and other companies moving in, highly-ranked school districts, and a mix of Southern charm and modern living, McKinney is expected to see even more growth in the upcoming years.

And then there’s Denton, rounding out the top 10. The strong community and huge growth in tech jobs make our favorite college town a highly desirable location for putting down roots.

You can read the full report from the U.S. Census Bureau here. 

  • Rachel is a freelance writer and works at Soap Hope in downtown Dallas. She hates the term “disrupt,” tweets about startups, and appreciates a well-crafted hashtag.

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