Arlington Regains 50th Most Populous City Title, According to U.S. Census Estimates
By Office of Communication
Posted on May 19, 2016, May 19, 2016
Arlington Regains

The Viridian master planned community in north Arlington is an example of Arlington' s residential housing growth.

Arlington has rejoined the list of the 50 most populous cities, displacing Cleveland, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Arlington' s estimated population exceeds 382,000 people, according to the Census website.

"Arlington offers so many reasons for families to choose to make the city their home. Our neighborhoods, which include a variety of housing options, are connected with quality schools and amenities such as parks and libraries that create thriving communities. Arlington is also centrally located in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, making it easier for residents to find good-paying jobs to support their families," Marketing Communications Manager Jay Warren said. "It' s not surprising that the American Dream City continues to grow."

Census estimates also show Texas is home to five of the nation' s 11 fastest-growing cities: Georgetown, Pflugerville, New Braunfels, Frisco and Pearland.

Georgetown saw its population rise 7.8 percent between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, making it the nation' s fastest-growing city with a population of 50,000 or more, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

Georgetown is part of the Austin-Round Rock metro area, which crossed the 2 million population threshold in 2015 for the first time, according to statistics released earlier this year. This metro area is also home to Pflugerville, the nation' s 11th fastest-growing large city.

Texas also has five of the eight cities that added the most people over the time between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015: Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Dallas. Austin itself added more people over the period (19,000) than all but seven other U.S. cities.

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