New data from the Census Bureau shows that three Texas cities — San Marcos, Frisco and Cedar Park — are among the fastest growing locations in the entire nation.
Eight of 15 cities with the fastest growth in the United States are in Texas, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The number of poor people in the U.S. is millions higher than previously known, with 1 in 6 Americans — many of them 65 and older — struggling in poverty due to rising medical care and other costs.
The state’s poverty rate , now at 17.3 percent, remained the nation’s 6th highest in 2009. The rate among Texas children also has increased since 2008.