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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