San Antonio led the nation last year in total population growth and was the fastest-growing major metro in Texas, U.S. Census Data showed.
More people are moving from other parts of the U.S. to Texas than to anywhere else. Half of the state’s recent growth was thanks to natural increase.
The annual estimates are based on the percentage of population growth from 2016 to 2017 for U.S. counties with populations of 10,000 or more.
A significant drop in Houston’s population growth allowed San Antonio to best the state’s most populous city in gaining the most new residents last year, new census figures released Thursday show.
After an eight-year run as the county with the biggest population gains in the U.S., Harris County, home to Houston, has relinquished the top spot to Maricopa County, home to Phoenix, according to new Census data released Thursday.