Harris ranked state’s fastest-growing county

by Lindsey Wells

Three of the 10 fastest-growing counties in Texas are in the Houston metropolitan area, according to a recent Stacker report.

Counties in the Austin, San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth metro areas also made the list.

While the U.S. population grew by .35% from 2019-2020, its slowest rate since 1900, some areas within the country are seeing booming population growth. Job opportunities, high quality of life, easy commutability and low rents are some of the factors contributing to these population shifts.

Using U.S. Census Bureau data, Stacker ranked the 50 Texas counties with the highest statewide population growth from 2010 to 2020.

Harris County remains the most populous and fastest-growing county in the Lonestar State. It gained 780,146 residents between 2010 and 2020, a 19.7% increase.

Fort Bend County was the seventh fastest-growing county, with a 51.8% change in population. It gained 280,796 residents over the last decade. 

The 10th fastest-growing county was Montgomery, which saw a 45.1% (192,726) population increase in the past decade.

Liberty (35th), Waller (37th) and Chambers counties (39th) were also named in the report.


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