According to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau, five of the Top 10 counties that saw the biggest population growth from July 2020 to July 2021, were in Texas.
Collin, Fort Bend, Williamson, Denton and Montgomery counties gained a combined 145,663 residents, last year.
As you can see in the chart below, Collin County saw the second highest growth in the country with 36,313 new residents being added last year.
There are now 1.1 million people who live in Collin County.
More than 73 percent of US counties experienced a natural decrease in 2021, up from 45.5 percent in 2019 and 55.5 percent in 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Vintage 2021 estimates.
Natural decrease happen when there are more deaths than births in a population over a given time period.
Most of the nation’s counties – 2,063 or 65.6% — saw positive domestic migration overall from 2020 to 2021. Maricopa County in Arizona gained the most (46,866) residents from domestic migration, followed by Riverside County, California (31,251), and Collin County (30,191)