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Census: Texas added 400,000 new residents this year, more than any other state

Thanks to 400,000 newcomers, 28.3 million people now call Texas home. 

The U.S. Census Bureau released new data Wednesday showing that Texas added the most new residents of any state from July 1, 2016, to July 1, 2017. Percentage-wise, however, the state was only the seventh-fastest growing.

According to the Texas Tribune, the majority of Texas’ growth came from natural increase, not people moving to the state. Of the 400,000 new residents, 209,690 were born during the year-long window examined by the Census, while the state’s net migration (the difference between people leaving and coming to the state) totaled 189,580. 

As the Dallas Morning News points out, that means Texas grew by more than 1,000 people per day. 

COUNTING OURSELVES: The American-Statesman’s interactive Census data

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The Census Bureau will not release new demographic estimates until 2018, the Tribune reports, but the state’s growth is “likely” to mean Texas is growing increasingly less white. 

Check back in at statesman.com for future coverage of the Census data. 

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