The county had already been identified as the fastest-growing in the state earlier this year, with a population that increased 15.2% from an estimated 4.1 million in 2010 to 4.7 million in 2019.
New census data shows that many cities and towns within the county have followed a similar trend, with several experiencing double-digit percentage growth through the 2010s. This includes a 10.5% population increase in the city of Houston, a 53.4% increase in the city of Katy and a 9.7% increase in the city of Tomball.
The Cy-Fair community was not included in the May data release because it is unincorporated. However, the city of Jersey Village has increased its population by 3.5% from 2010-19, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In an October 2019 story, city officials laid out plans for future development in an effort to make the small city a “destination.”
See how neighboring municipalities grew over time in the chart below.