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
|2015 Total Population|
|2||New Braunfels city||Texas||6.6||70,543|
|5||South Jordan city||Utah||6.0||66,648|
|10||Mount Pleasant town||South Carolina||4.7||81,317|
|12||Fort Myers city||Florida||4.4||74,013|