Denton 9th Fastest Growing City in America

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The U.S. Census Bureau released a report yesterday showing the City of Denton to now be in the top ten fastest growing cities in the United States.  (see chart below). 

Obviously the city is changing everyday. Growth is all around us everywhere.  In the next 10 years, housing will more than double within the city limits of Denton.  In just one year, UNT’s residential housing population (dorms) will grow from 3,900 students to 5,500 students.  Incidentally, CNN recently voted Denton, TX as America’s 58th Best city to live in.  So there’s no doubt the face of Denton is about to change.  For implications of this growth, read my blog from back in November.

CLICK HERE to read the latest report from the Denton Record Chronicle.

Geographic area

Population estimates

Change, 2005 to 2006
July 1, 2006 July 1, 2005 Number Percent
1 Las Vegas, Nev. 197,567 176,527 21,040 11.9
2 McKinney, Tx. 107,530  96,805 10,725 11.1
3 Port St. Lucie, Fla. 143,868  130,959 12,909 9.9
4 Cape Coral, Fla. 151,389 139,986 11,403 8.1
5 Gilbert, Ariz. 191,517 177,653 13,864 7.8
6 Grand Prairie, Tx. 153,812 144,352 9,460 6.6
7 Peoria, Ariz. 142,024 134,259 7,765 5.8
8 Cary, N.C. 112,414 106,963 5,451 5.1
9 Denton, Tx.  109,561 104,264 5,297 5.1
10 Lancaster, Calif. 140,804 134,106 6,698 5.0
11 Fort Worth, Tx. 653,320 623,119 30,201 4.8
12 Joliet, Ill. 142,702 136,159 6,543 4.8
13 Miami, Fla. 404,048 386,619 17,429 4.5
14 Bakersfield, Calif. 308,392 295,769 12,623 4.3
15 Raleigh, N.C. 356,321 342,812 13,509 3.9
16 Chandler, Ariz. 240,595 231,728 8,867 3.8
17 Baton Rouge, La. 229,553 221,148 8,405 3.8
18 Henderson, Nev. 240,614 232,014 8,600 3.7
19 Visalia, Calif. 113,487 109,433 4,054 3.7
20 Irvine, Calif. 193,956 187,457 6,499 3.5
21 Fontana, Calif. 170,099 164,468 5,631 3.4
22 Orlando, Fla. 220,186 213,250 6,936 3.3
23 Laredo, Tx. 215,484 208,935 6,549 3.1
24 Elk Grove, Calif. 129,184 125,293 3,891 3.1
25 Palmdale, Calif. 138,790 134,650 4,140 3.1

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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~ by Shea Sumlin on June 28, 2007.

One Response to “Denton 9th Fastest Growing City in America”

  1. This is interesting. As you know, the church planting bonanza has already begun. It will be neat to see what the ministry landscape looks like in 10 years. Might not be a bad idea to start bringing some of these new church plants into a local network.

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