Mar 30, 2023 - News

Comal, Bexar rank nationally for population growth

Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Axios Visuals

The San Antonio region continues to gain new residents at a faster clip than much of the nation.

Driving the news: Comal County, home to New Braunfels and Canyon Lake, is one of the top 10 fastest-growing counties in the country, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.

  • The county's population grew by 5.6% from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2022, the new data show.
  • That's a gain of 9,751 people.

Context: Texas cities and counties have been some of the fastest-growing in the country in recent years. We've now joined California as the only states with a population above 30 million.

Zoom in: Half of the nation's top 10 fastest-growing counties between July 1, 2021, and July 1, 2022, are in Texas, per the new Census Bureau data.

  • Texas was also home to six of the top 10 counties with the largest numeric population gains in 2022, the data shows.

By the numbers: Bexar County welcomed 28,635 new residents between July 1, 2021, and July 1, 2022, a growth of 1.4%.

  • Bexar ranks ninth in the U.S. for numeric gains.
  • Harris County gained 45,626 new residents in that time frame, second-most nationally.
  • Collin, Denton, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties in Texas also ranked in the top 10 for numeric gains.

Flashback: San Antonio gained more new residents between 2020 and 2021 than any other city in the country, the Census Bureau reported last year.

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