The mayor of one Central Texas city says being number one in this category is a 'scary distinction'.

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You've probably noticed that the Lone Star State is getting crowded. Our population has exploded, and recently-released Census numbers show some surprising differences between 2010 and 2020.

Fastest-Growing Cities in America

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Georgetown, Texas and Leander, Texas are the two fastest-growing cities in the nation. Between July 2020 through July 2021, Georgetown’s population increased by 10.5%, while Leander saw a population increase of 10.1%.

You can never say that you’re fully prepared, because if you had been planning and building based upon these projected growth numbers three to five years ago, people would have said you were crazy that you would never see growth like this. So it’s always difficult to stay ahead of it. But it really just comes down to infrastructure and making sure that you’ve got the roads, the water, the electric, the wastewater and then the public safety.

-Georgetown Mayor Josh Schroeder

Fastest-Declining Cities in Texas

Both Dallas and Houston are in the top 10 fastest-declining cities in terms of raw numbers, according to KXAN. More than 11,000 residents left Houston between July 2020 and July 2021, while the population of Dallas was reduced by over 14,000 people during the same time period.

While it's not getting smaller, Austin did not make the top 15 this year, after being ranked third-fastest-growing three years ago.

Meanwhile, multiple cities in California and the New York metro are losing residents to other areas. San Francisco leads the way, with a population decrease of 6.3% between July 2020 and July 2021.

 

Are You Moving To Temple, Texas? Be Aware of These Annoying Things

I was excited to move to Temple and start a new chapter in my life, and while life here's been good so far, the moving part...well, not so much. Here are a few things I learned that might help you out if you're looking to make this place home.

The Top 10 Worst Places to Live in Texas

While it's always a good idea to know about areas with the lowest crime rates and best recreational opportunities when you are looking for a place to live, it’s also important to know which places to avoid. Even if you move to a neighborhood with a low crime rate, you could also be close to less safe communities.

Here are the top 10 worst places to live in Texas according to moneyinc.com.

Texas in Top 10 Best States to Work from Home in America

How many people do you know that work from home? Since the pandemic, the number of employers with remote jobs has risen steadily.

WalletHub used 12 factors to compare 50 states and the District of Columbia, including the percentage of people working from home, internet cost, cybersecurity, plus size and population concentration of homes in the state.

Let's take a look at the states that are the best for remote work, and where Texas sits on the list nationwide.