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Six Texas counties among fastest growing nationally

​WASHINGTON – According to U.S. Census Bureau data, six Texas counties are among the top ten fastest growing​ counties with at least 100,000 residents in the country.​

From 2010 to 2020, Hays County’s population grew from 157,107 to 241,067, an increase of 53.4 percent. That makes the Central Texas county the fastest-growing nationally.

Comal County followed closely with its population increasing 48.9 percent from 108,472 to 161,501. 

The other four Texas cities in the top ten are: 

  • No. 4 Williamson County, 44.1 percent increase;

  • No. 7 Kaufman County, 40.6 percent;

  • No. 8 Fort Bend County, 40.6 percent; and 

  • No. 10 Rockwall County, 37.6 percent.

Texas’ total population grew to almost 29.15 million in 2020. 

The rest of the top ten rankings include No. 3 Osceola County, Fla., up 44.7 percent; No. 5 Saint Johns County, Fla., up 43.9 percent; No. 6 Forsyth County, Ga., up 43.2 percent; and Sumter County, Fla., up 38.9 percent. 

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