These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Texas


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Is being in an area that’s growing quickly a good thing or a bad thing?

Depends on who you ask. Some want bigger, more exciting cities like Houston and San Antonio, while others want peace and quiet like in Gilmer and Port Isabel, thank you very much.

But today we’re going to put opinions aside and just look at the cold hard facts — over the past five years, which cities in Texas have the grown the fastest.

After getting knee deep in the Census’s American Community Survey, we emerged with this set of cities in the Lone Star State that have people climbing over each other to get in:

  1. Cibolo
  2. Selma
  3. Hutto
  4. Prosper
  5. Buda
  6. Fate
  7. Melissa
  8. Little Elm
  9. Manor
  10. Cedar Park

If you happen to be a resident of one of these communities, you’re probably not too surprised to find it on our list.

If you’re not–and you’re wondering why these places are kind of a big deal–keep reading. We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 places in Texas are growing like weeds–but first, a bit about our methodology.

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How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In Lone Star State

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we simply had to look at the growth rates for cities over the last five years, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Population in 2014
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to 2014 (The latest available data)

We ranked all 340 Texas cities with a population over 5,000 people from highest growth rate to lowest.

The city with the highest growth rate during this time was crowned the fastest growing city in the Lone Star State.

And for those of you who are a little rusty with their statistics, you can calculate the growth rate by the following formula:

[Population 2014 – Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

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1. Cibolo

Cibolo, Texas

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Population: 22,744
Population 2010: 13,037
Growth Rate: 74.46%
Absolute Growth: 9,707

2. Selma

Selma, Texas

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Population: 7,046
Population 2010: 4,367
Growth Rate: 61.35%
Absolute Growth: 2,679

3. Hutto

Hutto, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,839
Population 2010: 12,306
Growth Rate: 53.09%
Absolute Growth: 6,533

4. Prosper

Prosper, Texas

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Population: 12,503
Population 2010: 8,173
Growth Rate: 52.98%
Absolute Growth: 4,330

5. Buda

Buda, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,443
Population 2010: 6,492
Growth Rate: 45.46%
Absolute Growth: 2,951

6. Fate

Fate, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,643
Population 2010: 5,422
Growth Rate: 40.96%
Absolute Growth: 2,221

7. Melissa

Melissa, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,675
Population 2010: 4,163
Growth Rate: 36.32%
Absolute Growth: 1,512

8. Little Elm

Little Elm, Texas

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Population: 30,213
Population 2010: 22,200
Growth Rate: 36.09%
Absolute Growth: 8,013

9. Manor

Manor, Texas

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Population: 5,936
Population 2010: 4,383
Growth Rate: 35.43%
Absolute Growth: 1,553

10. Cedar Park

Cedar Park, Texas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 58,088
Population 2010: 44,887
Growth Rate: 29.41%
Absolute Growth: 13,201

Adding It Up

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Texas are led by Cibolo which has been growing a blistering pace these past five years relative to other places around the state.

It’ll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same pace over the next five years. We’ll be here to let you know!
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Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Texas

City Rank Pop 2014 Pop 2010 Growth % Growth
Cibolo 1 22,744 13,037 9,707 74.5%
Selma 2 7,046 4,367 2,679 61.3%
Hutto 3 18,839 12,306 6,533 53.1%
Prosper 4 12,503 8,173 4,330 53.0%
Buda 5 9,443 6,492 2,951 45.5%
Fate 6 7,643 5,422 2,221 41.0%
Melissa 7 5,675 4,163 1,512 36.3%
Little Elm 8 30,213 22,200 8,013 36.1%
Manor 9 5,936 4,383 1,553 35.4%
Cedar Park 10 58,088 44,887 13,201 29.4%
Leander 11 30,040 23,295 6,745 29.0%
Manvel 12 6,159 4,810 1,349 28.0%
Kyle 13 30,664 24,062 6,602 27.4%
Horizon City 14 18,477 14,567 3,910 26.8%
Anna 15 9,108 7,198 1,910 26.5%
Frisco 16 130,499 103,158 27,341 26.5%
Murphy 17 19,154 15,259 3,895 25.5%
Hidalgo 18 13,063 10,564 2,499 23.7%
Schertz 19 35,093 28,423 6,670 23.5%
Alton 20 14,735 12,054 2,681 22.2%
Pflugerville 21 52,138 42,767 9,371 21.9%
Lucas 22 5,928 4,863 1,065 21.9%
Forney 23 16,017 13,161 2,856 21.7%
Mckinney 24 144,066 118,652 25,414 21.4%
Fairview 25 7,882 6,521 1,361 20.9%
Boerne 26 11,674 9,664 2,010 20.8%
Georgetown 27 53,007 44,109 8,898 20.2%
Princeton 28 7,520 6,301 1,219 19.3%
Fair Oaks Ranch 29 6,534 5,481 1,053 19.2%
San Marcos 30 51,289 43,282 8,007 18.5%
Lakeway 31 12,709 10,726 1,983 18.5%
Sachse 32 21,790 18,399 3,391 18.4%
Royse City 33 9,755 8,242 1,513 18.4%
Midlothian 34 19,590 16,587 3,003 18.1%
Sunnyvale 35 5,480 4,647 833 17.9%
Pearland 36 97,427 82,748 14,679 17.7%
Trophy Club 37 9,451 8,042 1,409 17.5%
Wylie 38 43,531 37,079 6,452 17.4%
Mansfield 39 59,757 50,941 8,816 17.3%
Celina 40 6,558 5,603 955 17.0%
Converse 41 19,738 16,953 2,785 16.4%
Roanoke 42 6,488 5,578 910 16.3%
League City 43 88,979 76,764 12,215 15.9%
Crowley 44 13,762 11,895 1,867 15.7%
Heath 45 7,620 6,593 1,027 15.6%
Helotes 46 7,880 6,818 1,062 15.6%
Andrews 47 12,160 10,526 1,634 15.5%
Allen 48 89,845 77,843 12,002 15.4%
Burleson 49 39,335 34,172 5,163 15.1%
Conroe 50 61,268 53,270 7,998 15.0%
Round Rock 51 106,972 93,092 13,880 14.9%
Live Oak 52 14,213 12,423 1,790 14.4%
Los Fresnos 53 6,164 5,391 773 14.3%
Lindale 54 5,169 4,528 641 14.2%
New Braunfels 55 61,712 54,072 7,640 14.1%
Rockwall 56 39,948 35,094 4,854 13.8%
Austin 57 864,218 764,129 100,089 13.1%
Saginaw 58 20,840 18,458 2,382 12.9%
Katy 59 15,071 13,372 1,699 12.7%
Denton 60 122,742 109,192 13,550 12.4%
Red Oak 61 11,149 9,932 1,217 12.3%
Mission 62 80,538 71,760 8,778 12.2%
Rockport 63 9,776 8,717 1,059 12.1%
Prairie View 64 5,890 5,254 636 12.1%
Keller 65 41,913 37,403 4,510 12.1%
Rosenberg 66 32,789 29,344 3,445 11.7%
Killeen 67 134,030 120,052 13,978 11.6%
Kilgore 68 14,178 12,706 1,472 11.6%
Harker Heights 69 27,757 24,877 2,880 11.6%
Willis 70 6,052 5,428 624 11.5%
Hempstead 71 6,197 5,560 637 11.5%
Glenn Heights 72 11,671 10,482 1,189 11.3%
College Station 73 98,505 88,541 9,964 11.3%
Midland 74 119,409 107,559 11,850 11.0%
Addison 75 14,594 13,146 1,448 11.0%
Lago Vista 76 6,349 5,721 628 11.0%
Robinson 77 11,051 9,967 1,084 10.9%
Hutchins 78 5,410 4,881 529 10.8%
The Colony 79 38,690 34,947 3,743 10.7%
Pharr 80 73,143 66,105 7,038 10.6%
Elsa 81 6,232 5,639 593 10.5%
Webster 82 10,898 9,863 1,035 10.5%
Fort Worth 83 778,573 705,349 73,224 10.4%
Lancaster 84 37,731 34,186 3,545 10.4%
Diboll 85 5,377 4,873 504 10.3%
Seminole 86 6,848 6,223 625 10.0%
Corinth 87 20,432 18,588 1,844 9.9%
Odessa 88 107,325 97,666 9,659 9.9%
Waxahachie 89 31,045 28,276 2,769 9.8%
Granbury 90 8,496 7,758 738 9.5%
Anthony 91 5,218 4,766 452 9.5%
Seagoville 92 15,379 14,047 1,332 9.5%
Cedar Hill 93 46,414 42,447 3,967 9.3%
Weatherford 94 26,490 24,227 2,263 9.3%
Sanger 95 7,237 6,623 614 9.3%
Grand Prairie 96 181,135 165,776 15,359 9.3%
Desoto 97 50,837 46,624 4,213 9.0%
Edinburg 98 79,002 72,611 6,391 8.8%
Southlake 99 27,755 25,567 2,188 8.6%
Stephenville 100 18,387 16,940 1,447 8.5%
Seabrook 101 12,437 11,460 977 8.5%
Balch Springs 102 24,693 22,776 1,917 8.4%
Temple 103 68,877 63,548 5,329 8.4%
Sugar Land 104 82,420 76,080 6,340 8.3%
Laredo 105 245,048 226,229 18,819 8.3%
Universal City 106 19,164 17,705 1,459 8.2%
San Juan 107 35,183 32,543 2,640 8.1%
Belton 108 19,292 17,845 1,447 8.1%
Eagle Pass 109 27,463 25,468 1,995 7.8%
Colleyville 110 23,928 22,216 1,712 7.7%
Mcallen 111 135,048 125,590 9,458 7.5%
Farmers Branch 112 30,261 28,161 2,100 7.5%
Kennedale 113 7,093 6,605 488 7.4%
San Antonio 114 1,385,438 1,290,196 95,242 7.4%
Flower Mound 115 67,630 63,047 4,583 7.3%
Lumberton 116 12,153 11,333 820 7.2%
Taylor 117 16,001 14,928 1,073 7.2%
Whitehouse 118 7,882 7,355 527 7.2%
Leon Valley 119 10,658 9,950 708 7.1%
Missouri City 120 69,152 64,569 4,583 7.1%
Irving 121 224,859 210,025 14,834 7.1%
Pearsall 122 9,482 8,859 623 7.0%
Rowlett 123 57,532 53,788 3,744 7.0%
Grapevine 124 48,671 45,548 3,123 6.9%
Hewitt 125 13,905 13,021 884 6.8%
Bryan 126 78,368 73,531 4,837 6.6%
Lubbock 127 236,868 222,272 14,596 6.6%
Lewisville 128 99,039 92,939 6,100 6.6%
El Paso 129 669,771 628,923 40,848 6.5%
Bastrop 130 7,469 7,014 455 6.5%
Friendswood 131 37,001 34,772 2,229 6.4%
Richardson 132 103,752 97,507 6,245 6.4%
Floresville 133 6,813 6,403 410 6.4%
Weslaco 134 36,752 34,544 2,208 6.4%
Dalhart 135 8,150 7,664 486 6.3%
Mount Pleasant 136 16,066 15,110 956 6.3%
North Richland Hills 137 65,835 61,956 3,879 6.3%
Stafford 138 17,990 16,939 1,051 6.2%
Progreso 139 5,709 5,379 330 6.1%
Alamo 140 18,907 17,816 1,091 6.1%
Brownsville 141 179,834 169,599 10,235 6.0%
Highland Village 142 15,589 14,702 887 6.0%
Canyon 143 13,882 13,103 779 5.9%
Bellaire 144 17,533 16,550 983 5.9%
Plano 145 271,166 256,099 15,067 5.9%
Seguin 146 26,237 24,782 1,455 5.9%
Mercedes 147 16,271 15,369 902 5.9%
Carrollton 148 124,501 117,712 6,789 5.8%
Monahans 149 7,204 6,812 392 5.8%
Tomball 150 11,030 10,435 595 5.7%
Perryton 151 9,330 8,827 503 5.7%
Carrizo Springs 152 5,662 5,359 303 5.7%
Deer Park 153 32,965 31,242 1,723 5.5%
Alamo Heights 154 7,397 7,020 377 5.4%
Socorro 155 32,623 30,975 1,648 5.3%
Windcrest 156 5,562 5,282 280 5.3%
Baytown 157 74,157 70,429 3,728 5.3%
San Angelo 158 96,177 91,385 4,792 5.2%
Huntsville 159 39,764 37,807 1,957 5.2%
Tyler 160 99,344 94,671 4,673 4.9%
Mesquite 161 142,552 135,921 6,631 4.9%
Houston 162 2,167,988 2,068,026 99,962 4.8%
Dumas 163 14,908 14,222 686 4.8%
Pleasanton 164 9,283 8,863 420 4.7%
Euless 165 52,649 50,293 2,356 4.7%
Jersey Village 166 7,795 7,450 345 4.6%
Waco 167 127,796 122,212 5,584 4.6%
Dallas 168 1,240,985 1,187,285 53,700 4.5%
Copperas Cove 169 33,023 31,595 1,428 4.5%
Big Spring 170 27,768 26,570 1,198 4.5%
Fort Stockton 171 8,373 8,015 358 4.5%
Corpus Christi 172 312,680 299,324 13,356 4.5%
Arlington 173 375,305 359,410 15,895 4.4%
Coppell 174 40,021 38,329 1,692 4.4%
Brenham 175 16,029 15,355 674 4.4%
Marshall 176 24,424 23,399 1,025 4.4%
Lake Dallas 177 7,306 7,000 306 4.4%
Hitchcock 178 7,206 6,906 300 4.3%
White Settlement 179 16,571 15,890 681 4.3%
Garland 180 232,305 222,962 9,343 4.2%
West University Place 181 15,223 14,615 608 4.2%
Amarillo 182 194,930 187,225 7,705 4.1%
Alpine 183 6,026 5,790 236 4.1%
Duncanville 184 39,315 37,778 1,537 4.1%
Benbrook 185 21,898 21,047 851 4.0%
Nacogdoches 186 33,589 32,290 1,299 4.0%
Lacy-Lakeview 187 6,569 6,318 251 4.0%
Terrell 188 16,146 15,540 606 3.9%
Pecos 189 8,919 8,586 333 3.9%
Henderson 190 13,723 13,213 510 3.9%
Snyder 191 11,368 10,946 422 3.9%
Victoria 192 64,275 61,900 2,375 3.8%
South Houston 193 17,323 16,689 634 3.8%
Haltom City 194 43,259 41,682 1,577 3.8%
Sealy 195 6,181 5,962 219 3.7%
Abilene 196 120,776 116,637 4,139 3.5%
Longview 197 82,030 79,229 2,801 3.5%
Santa Fe 198 12,572 12,148 424 3.5%
Watauga 199 23,999 23,195 804 3.5%
Dickinson 200 19,135 18,494 641 3.5%
Pasadena 201 152,171 147,077 5,094 3.5%
Liberty 202 8,696 8,405 291 3.5%
University Park 203 23,761 22,972 789 3.4%
La Porte 204 34,473 33,329 1,144 3.4%
Kermit 205 5,894 5,701 193 3.4%
Decatur 206 6,201 5,998 203 3.4%
Bridgeport 207 6,099 5,902 197 3.3%
Fredericksburg 208 10,707 10,363 344 3.3%
Bellmead 209 10,052 9,732 320 3.3%
Terrell Hills 210 5,037 4,885 152 3.1%
Highland Park 211 8,796 8,531 265 3.1%
Sherman 212 39,119 37,943 1,176 3.1%
Commerce 213 8,348 8,098 250 3.1%
Lufkin 214 35,754 34,689 1,065 3.1%
River Oaks 215 7,575 7,351 224 3.0%
La Marque 216 14,981 14,540 441 3.0%
Cuero 217 6,979 6,779 200 3.0%
Texarkana 218 36,999 35,949 1,050 2.9%
Woodway 219 8,614 8,371 243 2.9%
Humble 220 15,402 14,979 423 2.8%
Crystal City 221 7,353 7,155 198 2.8%
Galena Park 222 11,093 10,796 297 2.8%
Hurst 223 38,140 37,140 1,000 2.7%
Everman 224 6,213 6,051 162 2.7%
Gilmer 225 5,031 4,902 129 2.6%
Gatesville 226 15,946 15,544 402 2.6%
Cleburne 227 29,765 29,017 748 2.6%
Joshua 228 5,935 5,786 149 2.6%
Mcgregor 229 5,041 4,917 124 2.5%
Hondo 230 8,929 8,715 214 2.5%
Lockhart 231 12,966 12,656 310 2.4%
Del Rio 232 36,081 35,223 858 2.4%
Bedford 233 48,104 46,975 1,129 2.4%
Jacinto City 234 10,717 10,466 251 2.4%
Donna 235 16,169 15,792 377 2.4%
Harlingen 236 65,677 64,186 1,491 2.3%
Gun Barrel City 237 5,805 5,676 129 2.3%
Ennis 238 18,674 18,262 412 2.3%
White Oak 239 6,431 6,291 140 2.2%
Rio Grande City 240 14,033 13,728 305 2.2%
Sulphur Springs 241 15,673 15,334 339 2.2%
Levelland 242 13,735 13,445 290 2.2%
Kingsville 243 26,348 25,799 549 2.1%
Texas City 244 45,802 44,851 951 2.1%
Muleshoe 245 5,161 5,054 107 2.1%
Jasper 246 7,688 7,536 152 2.0%
Greenville 247 25,892 25,413 479 1.9%
Brownfield 248 9,678 9,499 179 1.9%
Port Arthur 249 54,685 53,676 1,009 1.9%
Raymondville 250 11,226 11,023 203 1.8%
Jacksonville 251 14,654 14,393 261 1.8%
Vidor 252 10,844 10,652 192 1.8%
Kerrville 253 22,560 22,169 391 1.8%
Silsbee 254 6,676 6,561 115 1.8%
Alvin 255 24,938 24,512 426 1.7%
Uvalde 256 16,094 15,820 274 1.7%
Clute 257 11,277 11,088 189 1.7%
Mexia 258 7,502 7,380 122 1.7%
Kaufman 259 6,837 6,731 106 1.6%
Hereford 260 15,330 15,096 234 1.6%
Pampa 261 18,180 17,903 277 1.5%
Wake Village 262 5,477 5,395 82 1.5%
Marble Falls 263 6,137 6,046 91 1.5%
Edna 264 5,616 5,533 83 1.5%
Kirby 265 8,221 8,116 105 1.3%
Beaumont 266 117,543 116,054 1,489 1.3%
Forest Hill 267 12,612 12,459 153 1.2%
Richmond 268 11,769 11,629 140 1.2%
Burkburnett 269 10,915 10,786 129 1.2%
Alice 270 19,358 19,134 224 1.2%
Carthage 271 6,835 6,756 79 1.2%
Port Lavaca 272 12,289 12,147 142 1.2%
Elgin 273 8,224 8,132 92 1.1%
Rusk 274 5,573 5,513 60 1.1%
Portland 275 15,420 15,257 163 1.1%
Athens 276 12,782 12,653 129 1.0%
Richland Hills 277 7,933 7,856 77 1.0%
Angleton 278 19,034 18,852 182 1.0%
Lake Jackson 279 27,224 26,996 228 0.8%
Wichita Falls 280 104,771 104,066 705 0.7%
Slaton 281 6,100 6,060 40 0.7%
Luling 282 5,569 5,536 33 0.6%
San Benito 283 24,447 24,309 138 0.6%
Palmview 284 5,577 5,546 31 0.6%
Burnet 285 6,065 6,035 30 0.5%
Iowa Park 286 6,375 6,345 30 0.5%
Roma 287 9,938 9,894 44 0.4%
Lampasas 288 6,885 6,855 30 0.4%
Brady 289 5,515 5,495 20 0.4%
Graham 290 8,840 8,814 26 0.3%
Sweetwater 291 10,809 10,782 27 0.3%
Gonzales 292 7,317 7,303 14 0.2%
El Campo 293 11,549 11,534 15 0.1%
Denison 294 22,745 22,728 17 0.1%
Aransas Pass 295 8,287 8,281 6 0.1%
Lamesa 296 9,365 9,367 -2 -0.0%
Gainesville 297 16,040 16,048 -8 -0.0%
La Feria 298 7,301 7,305 -4 -0.1%
Corsicana 299 23,968 24,003 -35 -0.1%
Azle 300 10,744 10,769 -25 -0.2%
Palestine 301 18,611 18,656 -45 -0.2%
Vernon 302 11,005 11,037 -32 -0.3%
Plainview 303 21,952 22,019 -67 -0.3%
Gladewater 304 6,461 6,483 -22 -0.3%
Ingleside 305 9,468 9,502 -34 -0.4%
Groves 306 15,911 15,988 -77 -0.5%
Orange 307 18,810 18,919 -109 -0.6%
Freeport 308 12,108 12,183 -75 -0.6%
Port Neches 309 12,877 12,967 -90 -0.7%
Borger 310 13,121 13,218 -97 -0.7%
Robstown 311 11,599 11,688 -89 -0.8%
Port Isabel 312 5,033 5,072 -39 -0.8%
Keene 313 6,089 6,137 -48 -0.8%
Bridge City 314 7,898 7,961 -63 -0.8%
Center 315 5,239 5,288 -49 -0.9%
Wharton 316 8,768 8,852 -84 -0.9%
Bay City 317 17,499 17,671 -172 -1.0%
Paris 318 25,023 25,274 -251 -1.0%
Atlanta 319 5,638 5,698 -60 -1.1%
Littlefield 320 6,325 6,400 -75 -1.2%
Navasota 321 7,215 7,314 -99 -1.4%
Hillsboro 322 8,394 8,514 -120 -1.4%
Sinton 323 5,678 5,762 -84 -1.5%
Bonham 324 10,059 10,208 -149 -1.5%
Childress 325 6,140 6,246 -106 -1.7%
Brownwood 326 19,107 19,442 -335 -1.7%
Beeville 327 13,102 13,344 -242 -1.8%
Breckenridge 328 5,631 5,739 -108 -1.9%
Cleveland 329 7,684 7,833 -149 -1.9%
Nederland 330 17,018 17,385 -367 -2.1%
Bowie 331 5,195 5,329 -134 -2.5%
Marlin 332 5,867 6,023 -156 -2.6%
Galveston 333 48,513 49,990 -1,477 -3.0%
Mineral Wells 334 16,593 17,231 -638 -3.7%
Cameron 335 5,445 5,655 -210 -3.7%
Crockett 336 6,702 6,990 -288 -4.1%
Rockdale 337 5,506 5,766 -260 -4.5%
Dayton 338 7,350 7,798 -448 -5.7%
Livingston 339 5,245 5,576 -331 -5.9%
Yoakum 340 5,540 6,169 -629 -10.2%

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