Houston population continues to multiply

Many people made Texas their new home last year.It's little wonder that the Houston real estate market has performed as well as it has lately, given the rate at which people have moved to Texas' most-populous city.According to the latest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Houston registered some of the most significant gains in overall population from July 2011 to the same month last year. In addition to Los Angeles, New York and the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, each metro saw an increase in residents of more than 100,000 people.

Southwestern living appears to be what people are looking for in a new location. Of the 50 fastest-growing major metropolitan regions, 40 of them were in the South or West.The Lone Star State had significant representation in the Census report, illustrated by the fact that 11 of the 50 fastest-growing counties in the 12-month period were in Texas and nearly a dozen Texas counties were among the 50 counties nationwide that saw the biggest numerical increases in population.Since their arrival, many have purchased Houston homes. The Houston Association of Realtors recently reported that more than 4,400 single-family homes were sold in February and more than 5,300 when considering all property types.
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