The U.S. Census Bureau recently revealed the metropolitan areas in the U.S. that saw the largest increases in population from 2017 to 2018. Our Dallas Realtors were not surprised to learn the DFW metro area topped the list! According to reports, the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area experienced the largest numeric growth in population which is attributed to more births than deaths and migration to the state.
From 2017 to 2018 the number of residents in the metro area increased by 131,767. While this is great news, the population growth has slowed in recent years according to the Census Bureau, which estimated declines in new residents since 2015 were due to less domestic and international migration along with a slow down in natural increase, or the rate at which the number of births outpace the number of deaths. In 2015 the population of the entire state of Texas increased by 510,000, compared to only 380,000 in 2018.
Over the 2017-2018 time period analyzed by the Census Bureau, Comal County had the second-fastest growing population in the nation among those in the U.S. with populations of 20,000 or more. Other top ten fastest growing large counties in the state from 2010 to 2018 included Denton, Collin, Hays, Midland, Kendall and Fort Bend, among others. In 2018, Collin County’s population grew to more than one million residents!
While it may seem the Dallas-Fort Worth area is a very crowded region, the good news is that there are countless suburbs and communities that are quiet, relaxing and inviting. Whether you enjoy a rural feel with beautiful lakes and family-oriented activities or the big-city “buzz” and excitement of the city, there is something for everyone in DFW. It’s why we are one of the top destinations in the country for families, millennials, baby boomers – everyone.
Whatever you are looking for in a place to call home, come see our DFW real estate professionals at Team Nelson.