Latest Houston Metro pops by countyLatest Houston Metro pops by countyhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=161322017-03-28T05:00:00Z2017-03-28T22:40:00Z

​​​​​HOUSTON METRO – Metro Houston added 125,005 residents in ’16, a 1.9 percent increase, to reach a total population of 6,772,470, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.1

Every Houston-area county experienced population growth in ’16. 

The majority of the growth occurred in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, accounting for eight out of every ten new residents. Residents continued to favor the suburbs.

Houston had the second largest gain of any U.S. metro area.

The Dallas-Fort Worth metro led the nation in population growth adding 143,435 residents, a 2.0 percent increase. 

Phoenix came in third with 93,680, a 2.1 percent increase.

Last year, Houston added one new resident every 4.2 minutes as a result of: ​

  • 61,616 residents from net natural increase (102,152 births and 40,536 deaths)​
  • 63,090 residents from net in-migration (35,000 from around the world, 28,090 from across the U.S.)​​​​2
1 ​The population change is from July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015. Metro Houston includes Austin, Brazoria, Chambers,
Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller Counties. Population estimates for U.S. cities will be released in May 2017.
​2 The two components do not sum to the total growth due to rounding and residuals.

Additional details will be provided in the upcoming April issue of Houston: The Economy at a Glance.
Greater Houston Partnership
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
Demographics & Population
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