JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — They grow everything bigger in Texas, even the cities.
New data from the Census Bureau shows that three of the nation’s five fastest-growing cities are located in the Lone Star State.
San Marcos, Frisco and Cedar Park, Texas were No. 1, 2 and 4 in percentage population growth between 2012 and 2013.
The other two fast-growing cities were in Utah: South Jordan, at No. 3 and Lehi, at No. 5.
This is the second year in a row that San Marcos, on Interstate 35 between Austin and San Antonio, has topped the list of fastest-growing cities with a population of more than 50,000. Its population grew by 8 percent between July 2012 and 2013 to 54,076 people.
That’s well ahead of its 2011-12 increase of 4.9 percent.