January 02, 2018
Texas population sees most growth in country in 2017
SAN ANTONIO - Texas grew by more than one-thousand people per day last year, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report. The report, which looked at the population from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, also said Texas saw the most numerical growth in the country, but compared to years past, it was lower.
“There still are people moving to Texas, [but] not as many as there were moving in 2015,” State Demographer Lloyd Potter said.
According to the report, 399,734 people became Texans. More than half of the new Texans were newborn babies, which Potter said was growing at a steady pace. The rest were people moving to Texas, which has actually declined.