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Comal County Measures Up

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The U.S. Census Bureau’s new tagline is “Measuring America – People, Places and Economy,” and Comal County measures way up according to data released on Thursday, March 22.

It’s the second-fastest growing county in the United States. Increase the threshold to counties above 50,000 — and it’s number one.

Among counties with a population of 10,000 or more in 2016 and 2017, Comal County trailed only Falls Church City, Virginia with 141,009 residents — a percentage increase of 5.1 percent from 2016.

Hays County is ranked #4 and Kendall County is at #5.

In the San Antonio metro area’s surrounding counties — Atacosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson — 14 percent of the population growth was due to births and 85 percent from migration from other areas.

The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area’s 146,000-population increase in 2017 was the most of any metro area.

From July 1, 2016 to July 1 2017, six of the top largest-gaining counties were in Texas — Bexar, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Harris and Tarrant.

To see total net migration flows for Comal County, click here.

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