The Census Bureau released their annual metropolitan area population estimates today and cities in Texas were among the fastest growing in 2009.

In fact, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston added more than 140,000 people to each of their populations while Austin had the second highest growth rate among the top cities. And in the past decade, Dallas has added 1.3 million people, which is more than any other city.

Why did Texas fare so favorably? William Frey, a demographer for the Brookings Institute had this explanation:

“Texas stands as the most prominent Sun Belt survivor of the last half of the decade because of its diversified economy, smaller run-ups in housing prices and fewer foreclosures,”

These figures are a good indication of what to expect when the full 2010 census results are released in December.

To learn more about the Census Bureau’s annual metropolitan area population estimates, read the full article at

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