WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Eight of the 15
fastest-growing large U.S. cities and towns for the year ending July 1, 2012
were in Texas, according to population estimates released today by the U.S.
Census Bureau. The Lone Star State also stood out in terms of the size of
population growth, with five of the 10 cities and towns that added the most
people over the year.
The fastest-growing municipalities are spread across Texas, from the High Plains of
West Texas to the Houston suburbs. San Marcos, along the Interstate 35 corridor
between Austin and San Antonio, had the highest rate of growth among all U.S.
cities and towns with at least 50,000 people. Its population rose 4.9 percent
between 2011 and 2012. Completing the top five nationwide were Midland and Cedar
Park, both in Texas; South Jordan, Utah; and Clarksville, Tenn. No state other
than Texas had more than one city on the list of the 15 fastest-growing large
cities and towns. However, all but one were in the South or West. (See
Table 1 for