Brazos Valley Growth Among Top 50 In The Country

By: Mike George Email
By: Mike George Email

If it feels like there are more people on the roads, restaurants and parks, you're not imagining things, we are seeing plenty of growth.

The U.S. Census Bureau shows the Bryan-College Station Metropolitan area is the 44th fastest growing metro area in the country.

How did we rank 44th? From 2007 to 2008, we had more than 4,200 people move into the area.

The Census Bureau shows last year there were 207,425 people living in the Brazos Valley up from 203,199. That's about a 2-point-1 percent growth rate.

Guess what metro area ranked 43 among the fastest growing?
Las Vegas, Nevada with 2-point-1 percent growth. Some 3,800 people moved there.

The Austin-Round Rock area was the second-fastest growing metro with almost four percent growth.

There were ten Texas metropolitan areas in the top 50 in the U.S.


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