Texas leads US states with fastest-growing cities
Source: Smart Cities Dive on April 11, 2017 | Mary Tyler March
Houston is leading a group of 11 major U.S. metros that are each adding more than 1,000 people per week, according to a new report from the American City Business Journals analyzing recent Census Bureau data tracking weekly population changes from 2010 to 2016.
Dallas– Fort Worth, New York City, Atlanta, and Miami– Fort Lauderdale followed, each seeing population gains greater than 1,500 people per week.
Meanwhile, 11 metros posted declines during the period, with Cleveland seeing the most significant population loss at a net 66.4 people per week. Youngstown, OH, Pittsburgh and Scranton/Wilkes– Barre, PA, also experienced weekly net drops of more than 25 people.
The Census Bureau data matches reports that have found more first-time homebuyers are relocating to the Midwest and parts of the South — particularly, Texas — in search of more stable markets and housing affordability.