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Frisco Is A Boomtown: It's The Fastest-Growing Big City In The Country

May 26, 2020

In the booming suburbs north of Dallas, the city of Frisco grew faster than any other large city in the country over the last decade. That’s according to a new analysis from the Census Bureau.

Frisco’s population growth outpaced every other city of more than 50,000 people across the U.S. The city, which covers parts of Denton and Collin Counties, topped 200,000 people in 2019, up from 117,000 in 2010. That’s a 71% growth rate over the past decade.

Frisco’s next-door neighbor — McKinney — took fourth place on the list of the nation’s fastest growing cities.

Credit U.S. Census Bureau

In all, six Texas cities made the top 15 list, including New Braunfels, Cedar Park, Conroe and Round Rock.

For larger cities, the growth rate was a bit slower. Still, nearly a quarter of the state’s population growth over the last decade was inside the city limits of Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth and Dallas. The state’s five largest cities packed in more than 900,000 additional residents.