CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The populations of ten major U.S. metropolitan areas will skyrocket by more than 50 percent in the coming quarter-century, according to the American City Business Journals. Four of those cities are in Texas, with one of them topping the list.
The most growth of any U.S. city is projected in Austin, which is poised for a prospective increase of 98.5 percent over 25 years. The population of the state capital, which reached two million last year, could soar to nearly four million by 2040.
Ranking fifth, sixth, and seventh are Houston with a 66.7 percent growth projection by 2040; San Antonio with 57.3 percent; and Dallas-Fort Worth with 53.5 percent.