Comal County Measures Up
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.