It jumped ahead of the Philadelphia area to claim the title. Harris County was the fastest growing county in the country last year according to the Census Bureau. Six million people live in the greater Houston area.
At least 139,699 moved to our area between April of 2010 and July of 2011. The metroplex could grow by 21 percent this decade. Dallas, Tarrant, and Bexar Counties are also experiencing major growth.
Texas now has an estimated population of 25.7 million people.