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Bexar, Kendall Counties Seeing Large Population Gains

 
Bexar, Kendall Counties Seeing Large Population Gains
Posted March 27th, 2014 @ 2:02pm by Jim Forsyth

  The U.S. Census Bureau says Texas continues to be an attractive destination for job seekers, with Bexar and Kendall Counties among the fastest growing counties in the USA in the past year, 1200 WOAI news reports.

 

  Bexar County was the sixth fastest growing major county in the country, with 32,000 new residents calling Bexar County home.

 

  John Hate of the Census Bureau says Texas had many of the fastest growing big counties, with Harris County, which includes Houston, leading the way.

 

  "Harris County being the largest actual numeric increase, 83,000 total increase between 2012 and 2013," Hate told 1200 WOAI news.

 

  But when it comes to percentage growth, they're moving to Boerne.  Kendall County had the fifth largest growth of any county of any size in the country, adding 1798 residents just in one year, a 5% growth rate.

 

  Hate says that far outpaces even the strong statewide population growth picture.

 

  "The population in Texas is up 1.5%, or 387,000 people, between 2012 and 2013," he said.

 

  If those population trends continue, Texas will add an amazing 15% to its population in the current decade, making it the single fastest growing state in the country.

 

  The census Bureau says the energy boom which has hit especially hard in Texas and North Dakota is fueling much of the movement of populations in the past year.  The single fastest growing county in the United States is Williams County North Dakota, which is in the heart of the booming Bakken Shale.  Two North Dakota Counties are in the top five fastest growing in the nation.

 

  A total of seven major Texas Counties are among the ten fastest growing among large counties, with Harris and Travis being the two fastest growing in the state.

 

  Suburban counties are also booming, with Hays County, south of Austin, and Ft. Bend County, west of Houston, among the fastest growing.

 

 

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