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HOUSTON, DALLAS GAIN MOST RESIDENTS IN 2009

Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan areas saw the nation’s largest increase of residents in 2009, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

DFW’s addition of 146,530 residents led all other U.S. metro areas, bringing its total population to nearly 6.5 million. Houston had the second-highest numerical growth in 2009, gaining 140,784 new residents and lifting the area’s total population to 5.9 million.

Metropolitan AreaPopulation July 2009Numerical Increase From 2008 to 2009U.S. Rank Based on Numerical Increase
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington6.45 million 146,5301
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown5.87 million140,7842
Austin-Round Rock1.70 million50,97512
San Antonio2.07 million41,43716
El Paso751,29612,88040

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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