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In the latest population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, four Texas counties ranked in the top 10 for population growth from 2015 to 2016.

Harris County saw the second largest population increase in the country. They added almost 57,000 new residents. Tarrant County ranked 5th with 35,462 new residents. Bexar County was seventh, and Dallas County added more than 29,000, coming in ninth.

Steve Murdock, head of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University, pointed out rapid growth in the state’s suburbs. Additionally, you can find a large amount of residents along the I-35 corridor.

Interestingly, our increasingly diverse economy in our area has allowed us to continue to grow. This is despite a downturn in the oil and gas industry.

While unemployment rates will shift up and down, analysts are predicting a strong 2017 for the Lone Star State. And we hope they are correct!

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