Fastest Growing Metros & Counties

Examining how and where the U.S. is changing … the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro had the largest population growth from 2012 to 2013 among all metros. The Houston metro Harris County had the largest population growth among all counties for the same period. These data are based on the latest official population estimates and components of change data released by the Census Bureau in March 2014.

Use data access tools described in this section to examine patterns and characteristics of demographic change by county and metro for the U.S. Use the interactive tools to flexibly examine counties, metros and metros by county. Examine annual change in population by component of population change (births, deaths, domestic migration and international migration). View metros of interest by county components and how each county contributes to the make-up and change for specific metros.

Visual Analysis using GIS Resources
Examine patterns and trends using Geographic Information System (GIS) resources. Download the GIS project with ready-to-use analytical views; add your data and modify views to meet specific subject matter and geographic interests. These GIS resources are available to members of the ProximityOne User GroupJoin now, there is no fee.

Population Percent Change by County, 2010-2013
CTYPOP2013 GIS project start-up view.

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Net Migration by County, 2013
CTYPOP2013TX GIS project start-up view; illustrates visual analysis of net migration by county for 2013 (mid-2012-mid-2013); uses same project files as CTYPOP2013; only query and zoom settings differ.

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Interactive Table
Use the interactive table (separate Web section) to examine counties, metros and metros by county. Examine annual change in population by component of population change (births, deaths, domestic migration and international migration). The next two graphics are screenshots of the table. Develop your own similar rankings for states of interest (use filter selection below table).

Top 10 Metros Ranked on Population Growth 2012-2013
Ranked in descending order on far right column in graphic.

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Top 10 Counties Ranked on Population Growth 2012-2013
Ranked in descending order on far right column in graphic.

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To view states and regions of interest, use the interactive table. The table contains a row/record for each county and metro. As each row contains the metro code, you can query on a metro code of interest to see how component counties compare. Use the filter operations below the table to select one state, one metro, all counties, or all metros. Each row provides annual data 2010 through 2013 for the population, components of change and several rate measures.

Support & DMI Web Sessions
Learn more about using resources described in this section. Join us in a Decision-Making Information Web session. There is no fee for these one-hour Web sessions. Each informal session is focused on a specific topic. The open structure also provides for Q&A and discussion of application issues of interest to participants. We can address your specific questions about using metro and county demographic economic data and related applications.

 

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