Dallas-Fort Worth Leads Nation in Overall Population Growth

According to Bill Kitchens with CoStar Analytics, the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex led the country in nominal population growth last year, adding 120,000 residents from 2019 to 2020, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Diving deeper, however, the picture is bifurcated between impressive growth in the northern suburbs and stagnation in Dallas County.

Collin and Denton counties remain as two engines for population growth in the metroplex. Last year, the counties welcomed 36,997 and 30,559 new residents, respectively, driven mostly by net migration. Collin and Denton counties ranked number three and four nationally in overall net migration.