FORT WORTH – After gaining almost 400,000 new residents in one year, Texas is now home to 28.3 million people.
The Census Bureau estimates that Texas crossed that population threshold between July 2016 and July 2017.
The Lone Star State had the seventh fastest growth rate in the country in the past year at 1.4 percent. It experienced the biggest numeric population growth of any state.
Unlike last year, a majority of the state’s growth came from natural increase and not people moving to the state. The addition of 209,690 residents was attributed to natural increase. The state added an additional 189,580 residents as a result of net migration.
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