Two Texas cities have featured in the list of top five fastest-growing cities by percentage growth in 2014.
According to the report of the US Census Bureau, Texas’ Austin-Round Rock area and Odessa have managed to secure the third and fourth spots in the list of the fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States.
Austin-Round Rock area secured the third place at 3 percent in the list, while Odessa stood fourth at 2.9 percent.
Texas managed to clinch the top spots in both numerical surge by person for metro areas and counties.
In population growth by person, Harris County, Texas, leads the United States with the county surrounding Houston adding a population of 89,000 from July 2013 to 2014. It was followed by Maricopa County, Arizona, with 74,000 population, and Los Angeles County with 63,000 people.
The metro area of Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land also emerged at the top spot in the metro area numerical rise with 156,371 people added from 2013 to 2014. It was followed by the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area with an increase of 131,217 persons.
Hays County, Texas, nearby Austin, came at the fifth position by percentage at 4.8 percent growth.
The Census Bureau report also showed California was the America’s most populous state last year, with 38.8 million people. Texas stood second with 27 million population.