Feeling crowded yet? Dallas-Fort Worth gained 1 million people in less than a decade

Dallas-Fort Worth has gained more new residents than any metropolitan area in the country, adding more than 1 million people in an eight-year period.


The region’s population now tops 7.5 million, solidifying North Texas’ ranking as the nation’s fourth-largest metro area. It trails only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, all of which are losing residents.


As for the state, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Texas gained more than 3.5 million people from April 2010 through July 2018. That’s the equivalent of 1,000 new residents a day — with a third of those settling down in D-FW.


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