Data: McKinney ranked sixth fastest-growing U.S. city with at least 50,000 residents


McKinney was among the 10 fastest-growing U.S. cities with at least 50,000 residents between July 2017-July 2018, according to new population estimates.

The estimates, which were released by the U.S. Census Bureau, show McKinney’s total population in 2018 was 191,645 residents. This is a 5.4% increase from the previous year.

Other fast-growth cities include New Braunfels, ranked second, Frisco, ranked fourth, Georgetown, ranked seventh, and Rowlett, ranked eight.

In 2018, Collin County’s population hit the 1 million-resident mark, according to Census estimates released April 18. Collin County added 33,753 residents from 2017 to 2018, making it the fourth fastest-growing county in the country.

Harris County was the third fastest-growing county from 2017 to 2018, followed by Clark County, Nevada, at No. 2 and Maricopa County, Arizona, at No. 1.

“One interesting trend we are seeing this year is that metro areas not among the most populous … are ranked in the top 10 for population growth,” Sandra Johnson, a demographer in the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Division, said in a news release.

The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro areas each gained more than one million people since 2010, according to population estimates.

With a population of more than 7.5 million and 7 million, respectively, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metro areas are ranked the fourth and fifth most-populous metros behind New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Texas’s overall population grew by more than 3.5 million residents from mid-2010 to July 2018, according to the data.

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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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