July 14, 2011
When it comes to population growth, Houston is No. 1
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