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 Area||Population July 2009||Numerical Increase From 2008 to 2009||U.S. Rank Based on Numerical Increase|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington||6.45 million||146,530||1|
|Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown||5.87 million||140,784||2|
|Austin-Round Rock||1.70 million||50,975||12|
|San Antonio||2.07 million||41,437||16|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau