U.S. Census population estimates released at 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, reveal that Pflugerville was the third fastest-growing city nationally in 2016-17.
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.
In 2011-12, Pflugerville ranked 24 on the list. The next year the city climbed to 21 before dropping to 181 in 2013-14. In 2014-15, Pflugerville climbed up to the 11th spot and fell back to 23 last year.
The Lone Star State 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.