Dallas-Fort Worth is the fastest-growing metroplex in America. Dallas-Fort Worth rolled out the country’s biggest welcome mat from 2015 to 2016. New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate Dallas-Fort Worth welcomed more than 140,000 new residents during the one-year period — the most of any metro area in the U.S. In July 2015, the population of the Dallas-Fort Worth area stood at 7,089,888, according to Census Bureau figures. Just a year later, the region’s population had jumped to 7,233,323. That’s a one-year spike of 143,435 residents, putting Dallas-Fort Worth at No. 1 for growth in terms of sheer numbers, rather than percentage. And by July 2017 the population is expected to hit 7.4 million. Another way of looking at it: The Metroplex added 393 residents per day from July 2015 to July 2016. The Census Bureau numbers take into account births, deaths, and people moving into and out of the metro area. In case you were curious, the Houston metro area ranked second, right behind Dallas-Fort Worth, from 2015 to 2016 for the number of residents added — just over 125,000. In all, nine suburban counties in Dallas-Fort Worth appeared among the 100 fastest-growing counties in 2015-16.
- Culture Map Dallas, March 29, 2017