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New Braunfels Is the Second Fastest Growing City In the United States


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San Antonio's not the only city on a rise in Texas.

The U.S. Census released new data today that reveals five of the nation's 11 fastest growing cities are in the Lone Star State.

And New Braunfels — home of Natural Bridge Caverns, Schlitterbahn and tubing galore — is second on that list, following Georgetown. 

Between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, our neighbor to the north saw a 6.6 percent growth increase bringing its total population to 70,543. Before July 1, 2014, the U.S. Census estimated New Braunfels' population to be 66,394.

Frisco is fourth on the fastest-growing-cities list. Pearland came in at seventh and Pflugerville landed at eleventh. 

As for the large cities in Texas, they continue to experience strong growth as well.

Following New York City, Houston and Los Angeles in largest numeric increase of residents is San Antonio, with 29,536 new residents moving here between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, bringing the Alamo City's total population to 1,469,845.

Fort Worth came in at sixth on that list, followed by Dallas at seventh and Austin at eighth. 

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