May 23, 2023 - News

Fort Worth tops latest Census Bureau figures

Cities with the largest numeric increase in population from 2021 to 2022
Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Map: Thomas Oide/Axios

Fort Worth added 19,000 residents from July 2021 to July 2022, more than any other city in the country, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data.

  • The city's population was just shy of 957,000 as of 2022.

The big picture: Texas has six of the South's nine fastest-growing cities, part of the state's continuing population boom.

Details: Little Elm's population grew 8% between July 2021 and July 2022, making it the fifth fastest-growing city in the country.

  • Georgetown was the fastest-growing city by percentage, with a 14.4% increase in population.

By the numbers: Fort Worth has grown substantially, adding 33,133 people between July 2020 and July 2022.

  • Dallas' population dropped by more than 4,000 people during the same period.
  • Arlington, which added fewer than 1,000 people, remains the third most populous city in North Texas with about 394,000 residents as of July 2022.

Of note: Rockwall was one of three U.S. cities added to the list of places with more than 50,000 people in 2022. Its population reached 51,461.

Zoom out: Austin is now the 10th-largest city in the country, just behind Dallas, with 974,447 people.

  • Houston remains the fourth-largest city, and San Antonio the seventh.

The bottom line: The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area had the country's highest numeric population increase between 2021 and 2022 with an addition of 170,396 people.

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