According to recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Dallas Worth Forth-Arlington, area gained more residents last year than any other metro in the nation. Growing over 130,000 in population from 2017 to 2018, the metro now stands the fourth largest in the country with over 7.5 million residents. When compared to other large cities such as Boston and NYC who actually lost residents in 2018, the increase is substantial coming in at over 30% more new residents than the second largest growing metro of Phoenix, Arizona; and the population spike does not seem to be slowing down.
Although there has been a large draw from residents in state the increases are mostly from the nation’s other 49 states who are attracted to the economic opportunities and community environment offered in the DFW area. “Of its biggest advantages; job creation, housing access and affordability as well as diverse industrialization has attracted more transplants to the state than any other in the US.” shares longtime Dallas resident and entrepreneur Marcus Hiles who has experienced and tapped into new growth opportunities in the state throughout his 30+ year career as a leading Texas property developer. And it’s not just local figures who are recognizes the value the lone star state has to offer.