CENSUS: 5 of 11 fastest growing U.S. cities are in Texas

Five of the U.S.’s fastest growing cities are in the state of Texas, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday.

Georgetown tops the list of cities with a population higher than 50,000, seeing a 7.8 percent increase in population from July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015. Pflugerville was number 11 on the list along with New Braunfels (2), Frisco (4) and Pearland (7).

New York stayed on top of the nation’s most populous city and gained 55,000 people during the year, more than any other U.S. city. New York City’s five boroughs, each a separate county equivalent of New York State, are are Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island. Queens (16,700), Brooklyn (16,000) and the Bronx (13,700) accounted for the bulk of New York’s growth.

 

Table 1. The 15 Fastest-Growing Cities Between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, With Populations of 50,000 or More on July 1, 2014
Rank Area Name State Name Percent
Increase
2015 Total Population
1 Georgetown city Texas 7.8 63,716
2 New Braunfels city Texas 6.6 70,543
3 Ankeny city Iowa 6.5 56,764
4 Frisco city Texas 6.3 154,407
5 South Jordan city Utah 6.0 66,648
6 Dublin city California 5.5 57,721
7 Pearland city Texas 5.3 108,821
8 Milpitas city California 5.3 77,604
9 Broomfield city Colorado 5.2 65,065
10 Mount Pleasant town South Carolina 4.7 81,317
11 Pflugerville city Texas 4.5 57,122
12 Fort Myers city Florida 4.4 74,013
13 Murfreesboro city Tennessee 4.4 126,118
14 Goodyear city Arizona 4.3 79,003
15 Buckeye town Arizona 4.3 62,138