March 20, 2015
Texas cities leading nation in growth
A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that from April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2013, five of the 10 fastest-growing cities of 100,000 or more population in the nation were right here in Texas. The Lone Star State captured the following spots: No. 1 Frisco, No. 2 McKinney, No. 3 Austin, No. 5 Midland and No. Denton.
Frisco, which grew 16.9 percent during the period, lies just north of Dallas and continues to grow both in population and economy at an astounding rate. In 1990, Frisco was a small, relatively rural town. As of the U.S. Census on April 1, 2000, the city had a population of only 33,714. By July 2013, Frisco’s population reached 136,791. Despite a common impression that people are flocking to the urban centers of Texas, it is also the suburbs that are experiencing an influx of workers. Even though many residents of the city commute to Dallas for work, a substantial number of companies have chosen to expand their operations in Frisco. Top non-government employers in the city include AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group; Oracle; and Kenexa, an IBM Company.