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.

The other fastest-growing Texas cities include Leander with a 10.9% change and population of 74,375, Kyle also with a 10.9% change and population of 57,470, Little Elm at an 8% change and population of 55,357, Conroe City at a 6.3% change and total of 101,405 and New Braunfels at 5.7% change and 104,707.

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