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Houston leads rapid Texas Triangle Megaregion growth

6,087,133 people live here

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The Houston region added a lot of people over the last ten years, according to the 2010 Census.

The City of Houston, 4th largest city in the country, added 145,820 people since 2000, trailing Fort Worth and San Antonio, which led Texas municipal growth with 206,512 and 182,761 additional people respectively.  The City of Pearland was the other city in the Houston region among the top ten in absolute growth in Texas, adding 53,612 people, more than doubling in size.

Harris County, the third largest county by population in the nation, led Texas growth, adding more new people than the next two Texas Counties combined and more than the combined growth of all other counties in the 13 County Houston region, leaving Harris with 67% of the population of the Houston region - 4,092,459 people.

The 13 County Houston region grew by 1.2 million people and is now home to 6,087,133 people, making it equivalent to being the 18th largest state, ahead of Missouri.

17,745,584 people now live in the Texas Triangle Megaregion, which grew by 3,444,454 people, 80% of Texas’ total growth over the decade, all but 3% of statewide non-Hispanic growth, and 71% of the state’s Hispanic growth.

Unincorporated Harris County grew by 457,372 people.

Sources of Census Data
Houston - Galveston Area Council
Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer
US Census Bureau

Recent Coverage
Houston Business Journal: Latinos now dominant Texas demographic, Census shows (Misquotes Wall Street Journal in stating that Hispanics are now majority of Texas.  Texas has no majority.  Hispanics are now 38% and non-Hispanic whites are now 45% of the state’s population.)

Texas Tribune 2010 Census Interactive Map

Houston Chronicle:
3 spots tell story of changing suburbs
Census shows huge Hispanic growth in Texas
Path cleared for Texas redistricting

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