CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
WATCH: West Explosion Memorial Service At 7:30 PM | Click Here For Complete Coverage

Local

Population Soars In Metro Regions Of Texas

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

kluvs super 70s weekend voting 1979 dl Population Soars In Metro Regions Of TexasPick The Best Song From 1979

115245513 8 Population Soars In Metro Regions Of TexasCrush Of The Day: Mila Kunis

80219448 Population Soars In Metro Regions Of TexasViral Video: Hilarious Southwest Safety Announcement

155742164 Population Soars In Metro Regions Of TexasPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau reports the population of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan region soared faster over a one-year period than any other in the country, with the Houston area coming in second.

Census estimates released Thursday show nearly 132,000 people were added to the Metroplex from July 2011 to July 2012. Since April 2010 the region’s population has grown by nearly 275,000 people.

The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area added more than 125,000 people for the one-year period ending in July. Harris County, which constitutes a large part of that area, grew by 80,000 people, more than any other county in the nation.

But it’s a different matter in rural counties. In all, 96 of Texas’ 254 counties lost population from the 2010 census to July 2012.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

View Comments