When it comes to population growth, Houston is No. 1

July 14, 2011

New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are still America’s largest metropolitan areas. But of the nation’s 366 metropolitan areas, none added more people than Houston over the 2000-2010 decade. Based on analyses of the 2000 and 2010 censuses by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, the greater Houston metropolitan area grew by a whopping 1,231,393 people, increasing by more than 123,000 per year over the decade.
credit: Rice University

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