Texas is home to the two largest-growing metropolitan populations in the United States, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land was listed as the metropolitan area with the second-biggest gains in the country. The population increased by 94,417 from 2016 to 2017, when it reached nearly 6.9 million
The No. 1 largest-gaining metropolitan area was Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, growing by 146,238 residents for a 2017 population of nearly 7.4 million.
Harris County was the fourth largest-gaining county in the country with 35,939 people added, from about 4.62 million in 2016 to 4.65 million in 2017.
Six of the top 10 largest-gaining counties were in Texas, including Tarrant (No. 5), Bexar (No. 7), Dallas (No. 8), Denton (No. 9) and Collin (No. 10).
Harris County also ranked as the No. 3 most populous county in the country for 2017, behind Los Angeles County, California, and Cook County, Illinois.
See the top 10 largest-gaining metropolitan areas below.
|Rank||Metropolitan Area||2017 Population||2016 Population||Numeric Change|
|1||Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||7,399,662||7,253,424||146,238|
|2||Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||6,892,427||6,798,010||94,417|
|3||Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA||5,884,736||5,795,723||89,013|
|7||Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||4,580,670||4,523,653||57,017|
|9||Austin-Round Rock, TX||2,115,827||2,060,558||55,269|
|10||Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL||3,091,399||3,036,525||54,874|