HOUSTON (Houston Business Journal) – Houston and Dallas–Fort Worth received the largest influx of residents in the country in 2009, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The 6.45 million people living in DFW as of July 1, 2009, marked a 2.3 percent increase from 2008. The area’s raw influx of 146,530 people was more than any other region in the nation.
Houston had the second-highest population growth last year, with 140,784 people pouring into the metro area, a 2.5 percent increase that pushed the region’s total population to 5.86 million.
DFW now houses the nation’s fourth-highest population, and Houston the sixth-highest, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.