The population estimates released Thursday show that cities and suburbs across North Texas far outdistanced national growth trends. Plano, McKinney and Frisco each grew by about 3.8 percent, ranking fourth, fifth and sixth, with Denton up 3.4 percent to rank seventh and Carrollton growing by 3 percent to rank 14th.
In numerical growth, Dallas and Fort Worth joined Houston, San Antonio, Austin and El Paso in the Top 15, with Dallas adding 25,413 people between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011, far more than it added in the entire decade ending in 2010.
In the Dallas area, the fastest growth rates remained in the suburban counties, with Collin and Rockwall counties growing by about 3.8 percent, and Denton by 3.6 percent. Both Tarrant and Dallas counties grew by more than 2 percent.