Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington added 108,000 people, the third-largest population increase in the nation behind Houston and New York, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau for the 12 months that ended July 1. Tarrant County’s population expanded by 30,000 people, the eighth-largest increase in the nation, according to data for counties and metropolitan areas released today. No. 1 Harris County grew by 83,000, and No. 6 Bexar County added 32,000. Dallas County grew by 26,000, and Travis County added 25,000.
“Texas continues to lead everybody. These numbers show that growth isn’t slowing down,” said Steve Murdock, a former Texas state demographer and director of the U.S. Census Bureau. Texas also had seven of the 10 counties that gained the most from domestic migration from April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2013, Murdock noted.