San Antonio Business Journal – New Braunfels was the nation’s second-fastest growing city among those with more than 50,000 residents during the 12 months ending July 1, 2015, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday morning.
The city just north of San Antonio saw its population rise by 6.6 percent — from 66,204 to 70,543 — during that span.
Meanwhile, San Antonio grew by 2.1 percent, from 1.44 million to nearly 1.47 million, and held it’s position as the nation’s seventh-largest city. San Antonio’s growth rate ranked No. 114.
New Braunfel’s growth rate was reflected in an increase in housing throughout Comal County, which saw a 3.6 percent increase in the estimated number of housing units from 2014 to 2015 — from 51,421 to 53,248. That ranked No. 14 among U.S. counties with 5,000 or more housing units.
Most of the 300 fastest-growing cities had populations under 100,000 people. San Antonio was the fastest-growing city with a population over 1 million. Houston was the 154th-fastest-growing as its population increased by 1.8 percent, from nearly 2.26 million to more than 2.29 million.
The new Census estimates reinforce Texas’ reputation as one of the fastest-growing states, as 45 of the 300 cities with the highest percentage increases in population are in the Lone Star State.