People are flocking to Texas.
According to new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates, four Texas metro areas together added more people last year than any state in the country except for Texas as a whole.
The metros —Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land; Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington; Austin-Round Rock; and San Antonio-New Braunfels — together added more than 400,000 people from July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015. Texas as a whole gained about 490,000 residents.
The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro areas added about 159,000 and 145,000 residents, respectively — the largest gains of any metro areas in the nation. Two additional Texas metro areas adjacent to each other — Austin-Round Rock and San Antonio-New Braunfels — were each also among the 16 nationwide to gain 50,000 or more people over the period.