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New neighbors everywhere: Houston the second fastest-growing city in America

New neighbors everywhere: Houston's 2nd fastest-growing city in U.S.

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Seven of the 10 fastest-growing American cities are in Texas. Thane's Neck Farm

According to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau, Texas is tops for population growth. Seven of the 10 fastest-growing cities in America are in the Lone Star State, and the survey dubbed Austin the "nation's capital for population growth."

Houston comes in at No. 2 in the country for raw population gain — which is a good or bad thing, depending on what you think of traffic and home prices.

Utah and Arizona each had a pair of cities on the list, but no state came close to Texas' level of growth with a lucky (or not) seven cities earning praise.

Although Dallas proper didn't make any significant gains percentage-wise, Big D did add 15,976 people in the past year. That numeric increase was good enough for a No. 10 ranking nationwide.

San Antonio (No. 4) and Fort Worth (No. 13), were also noted for their raw population gains.

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