Population Boom

Two Austin suburbs are the fastest-growing cities in America

San Marcos is the fastest-growing city in America once again

For the third year in a row, San Marcos has been named the fastest-growing city in the U.S. According to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city's population grew 7.9 percent between 2013 and 2014, to 58,892. 

San Marcos isn't the only Austin suburb whose population is booming. Georgetown ranked No. 2, with a population growth of 7.6 percent (54,934 total residents). And New Braunfels ranked No. 13, with a population growth of 4.8 percent. Three other Texas cities were among the fastest-growing by percentage: Frisco (No. 4), Conroe (No. 6) and McKinney (No. 7). 

The Lone Star State's big cities saw tons of growth as well. "Half of the 10 cities with the largest population gains between 2013 and 2014 were in Texas," notes the Census Bureau.

Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth all added more than 18,000 people between 2013 and 2014. Houston added the most people: 35,752. Austin was second, with 25,667 new residents. Our population now sits at 912,791. 

According to the data, 10 U.S. cities now have a population of 1 million or more. Texas has three: Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. 

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San Marcos is the fastest-growing city in the U.S. for the third consecutive year. City of San Marcos/Facebook