U.S. Census population estimates released this week reveal that Frisco was the No. 1 fastest-growing city nationally in 2016-17.
Frisco’s population increased 8.2 percent between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017. In total, the city added 13,470 new people to its population in that time period.
“I think [the ranking]reflects the high quality of life here in Frisco,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said. “There’s no doubt that there’s a lot of demand for people to move to Frisco, and that’s largely because of our great school district, the high quality of life, great amenities, great housing, great shopping. All of those types of things are why people are flocking here.”
Frisco has hovered in the top five spots since 2012-13, landing at the second fastest-growing city in 2015-16.
Seven of the nation’s 15 fastest-growing U.S. cities hail from Texas, according to Census population estimates that rank percentage growth for municipalities exceeding 50,000 in population. Frisco, New Braunfels and Pflugerville topped the overall national rankings, and Georgetown (No. 6), McKinney (No. 9), Flower Mound (No. 11) and Cedar Park (No. 13) also made the cut.
Texas also dominated the 15 most-populated U.S. cities as of July 2017, with an estimated 2.3 million residents in Houston, which ranked fourth overall behind New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. San Antonio (No. 7), Dallas (No. 9) and Austin (No. 11) remain unchanged in rankings, and Fort Worth became the 15th-largest city—knocking Indianapolis out of the top 15.