For years, a host of Southern cities represented the fastest growth nationwide as people relocated for sunny weather, beaches, jobs and a lower cost of living. The latest population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released this week confirms the trend continues. Nine of the 15 fastest-growing cities lie within the Southern region. 

And though ‘everything may be bigger in Texas’ may be considered a cliche, in this case it’s true. Six of those 15 fastest-growing cities are within Texas borders. Georgetown remained the fastest growing by percent change last year at 14.4% to reach a total population of 86,507. It also has the highest rate of growth among all U.S. cities and towns that have at least 50,000 people, according to Crystal Delbe, a statistician in the Census Bureau’s Population Division.

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