The U.S. Census Bureau released new data April 18 ranking Fort Bend County within the top 10 counties in percentage growth.
While more than half of the 3,142 counties in the U.S. lost population from 2010-18, Montgomery County is one of the 1,481 counties that gained population in those eight years, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on April 18. Montgomery County experienced a 28.6% population increase from 2010-18, ranking the No. 11 most populous county in Texas out of 254 counties.
With an estimated population of 590,925 in July 2018 compared to 459,210 in July 2010, this marks a population growth of 131,715 people in less than a decade, census data shows. Montgomery County had a population of 572,146 in July 2017 and 555,703 in July 2016.
The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area ranks No. 5 in most populous metropolitan areas, with an estimated population of 6,997,384 as of July 2018, a 1.3% population increase from July 2017.