Data: Tarrant County cities add more residents over the past year

Tarrant County cities have increased their residential populations, data from the North Central Texas Council of Governments shows.

Tarrant County cities have increased their residential populations, data from the North Central Texas Council of Governments shows.

The cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake all added more residents from 2018-19, according to April estimates from the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

Over the past year, Grapevine added 2,130 residents, according to the report. Colleyville added 360 residents and Southlake added 430 residents, the report said.

But Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake have seen larger increases over the past nine years, with Southlake leading the way. According to the 2010 census, the city had a population of 26,575. Since that time, Southlake has experienced a 12.93% increase in its number of residents.

Over the past nine years, Grapevine has seen a 10.87% increase in its number of residents, and Colleyville has seen an 11.24% increase, according to NCTCOG data.

Both Southlake and Colleyville credited their growth in part to the large lots their cities offer to residents.

"When I spoke to the real estate folks, they said the most attractive things are the large lots and the convenience of shopping and dining here," said Daniel Cortez, Southlake's deputy director of economic development.

In Colleyville, the redevelopment of older homes will probably play a factor in the city's growth, Assistant City Manager Mark Wood said.

"People want to locate in Colleyville because of the large lots, open feel, and community-atmosphere," Wood said in an email. "A lot of our subdivisions are filling in and we have seen significant interest in redevelopment of older homes. We believe the residential redevelopment will be the next opportunity for the city."

Grapevine's central location has played a role in the city's growth, Economic Development Director Bob Farley and Business Retention Manager Garin Gaicomarro said in an email.

"Grapevine is a beneficiary of the huge influx of people that metros in Texas are seeing," they said in the email. "Our location makes us a prime spot for people coming to Texas, and our collection of services make us an attractive landing place."

Tarrant County’s total population growth of 27,463 in the last year was fueled by 12,618 residents moving into the area; 8,312 of those residents moved to the area came from outside the U.S., and 4,306 relocated domestically, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The NCTCOG bases its population estimates on housing units. It uses a formula that incorporates a city’s number of estimated housing units, estimated occupancy rate and estimated number of persons per occupied unit.

The results also include an estimate of residents in group quarters. Group quarters are places owned or operated by organizations providing housing and services for residents.

According to the NCTCOG, each year cities are asked to provide updates on changes in housing and an estimate of group quarters populations.

The NCTCOG encompasses a 16-county area and helps local governments with regional planning. Among other cities in Tarrant County, Westlake saw the largest population change between 2018-19, with a 16.7% increase.

 Additional reporting by Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth Editor Korri Kezar
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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