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10 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas

Posted by Richard Soto on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 11:41am.

There are a number of factors that determine the fast growth of a city. This includes the population size, the median home price growth, and the number of residents that are college-educated. With these factors, cities are ranked across entire Texas.

#1 SELMA

If you currently live in Selma, you may not be that surprised to see it on top of the list. This city is located in the Comal, Bexar, and Guadalupe counties in Texas. It is also part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical area, serving as home to 5,540 people based on the 2010 census. In 2015, the estimated population already reached 9,108. This city boasts a growth rate of 103.02%.

#2 CIBOLO

This city is located in the Bexar and Guadalupe counties in Texas. It belongs to the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area. Back on October 9, 1965, Cibolo was voted in order to become an independent township. During the census in 2010, this city already had a population of about 15,349, which is an increase from the 2000 census with 3,035 in population. In 2015, the estimated population was already at 26,637, while the year after, it already reached 27,855. The growth rate in this city is at 93.73%.

#3 PROSPER

In 2010, the population in this city was at 8,173. Quite amazingly, it went up to 14, 236, which means a growth rate of 86.42, and an absolute growth of 7,063. This city is an affluent suburban town which is located in Denton and Collin counties in Texas. It is situated right within the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

#4 BUDA

Buda is a city located right in Hays County in Texas. In 2010, this city serves as home to a population of 7,343 residents and is part of the Austin-Round-Rock-San Marcos metropolitan statistical area. The growth in this city is so much that it features a growth rate of 83.86%, and thus considered as one of the fastest growing suburbs in Austin.

#5 HUTTO

Hutto is situated right in the Williamson County of Texas. It forms as a part of the Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area. In the 2010 census, the population was at 14,698, increasing with a growth rate of 72.61%, and an absolute growth of 8,935.

#6 BEE CAVE

Bee Cave is situated in Travis County in Texas and is around 12 miles West of Austin, Texas. In the 2010 census, the city has a recorded population of 3, 925. In 2016, the population reached an estimate of 6,535. This means a growth rate of 71.1%, and an absolute growth of 2,411. In 2015, the recorded median income for a household was at $129, 270, while the median house value was at $597, 091.

#7 FATE

Fate is considered as a fast growing city which is situated right in the midst of Rockwall County, in Texas. It is around 10% of the population in the entire Rockwall County. In 2010, the recorded population was at 6,357, which up from the 602 counts in 2000. This city is known for being a family-friendly community, with a high quality of life and active neighborhoods. It boasts a growth rate of 70.31% and an absolute growth of 3,812.

#8 MELISSA

This city is located in North Central, Collin County in Texas. In the 2010 census, the population was recorded at 4,695, which is up from the 1,350 counts in the 2000 census. In this city, the median income for a household was at $60,909, while the median income for a family was at $66,172. This city is being served by the Melissa Independent School District, with a number of top rated public schools in the area, making it a perfect place for families.

#9 MANOR

This city is part of the Austin-Round-Rock metropolitan area and is located in Travis County in Texas. In the 2010 census, the population was at 5,037, with a growth rate of 63.02%. The city of Manor is being served by the Manor Independent School District, with some top-rated public schools in the area. The manor is often considered as one of the faster growing Austin suburbs.

#10 LITTLE ELM

This city is one that is situated in Denton County in Texas. It is part of the Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex. It is described as an extended suburb in Dallas, with a population at 3,646 in the 2000 census. In the 2010 count, the total in the city had jumped to 25,898, easily turning it into one of the fastest growing municipalities in Texas in terms of percentage. In 2013, the population has reached up to 31,000 in the count, a huge increase in various aspects, in population, primarily. The growth rate in this area is at 60.15%, with an absolute growth of 13,353.

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