Texas shows continued economic, population growth

17 Jun 2024


The Comptroller’s data analysts recently updated our regional reports, showing a continued trend of strong economic and population growth. Some of these data surprised us, while other results confirmed what we’ve been hearing. Here are the top 10 stats that stood out to our researchers:

1. The saying, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could,” is truer than you might think.

Texas’ population rose nearly 4 million between 2012 and 2022, by far the most of any state and surpassing second-place Florida by 1 million. Texas’ 15.1 percent increase in population during this period was more than double the U.S. growth of 6.2 percent. Eleven of Texas’ 12 economic regions experienced net population growth, led by the Capital (30.9 percent), Metroplex (19.3 percent), Gulf Coast (18.4 percent), Alamo (16.8 percent) and Central Texas (13.2 percent) regions.

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