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Texas Leads Nation in Population Growth

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The latest U.S. census estimates make Texas the highest-growth state in the Union.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau estimates for July 1 released at the end of 2020, Texas continued its upward growth trends by adding about 370,000 people in the July 1, 2019-2020 period.  Houston’s population grew by 90,000 people, or 1.3 percent in the July 1, 2018-2019 period.  The growth is from combined migration, mortality and births, bringing the state population to an estimated 29.3 million people.  Some of this state migration is from states such as California, which saw a decrease in its population, as well as other states.  The lack of state income tax, more favorable business climate and more affordable housing spurred companies to move to Texas.  Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which made $29.1 billion in revenue in FY 2019, is moving its global headquarters from Silicon Valley to CityPlace in Springwoods Village, in Spring.

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