Greysteel Featured Snapshot | April 2018

Top 10 Largest-Gaining Metropolitan Areas in the United States: 2016-2017

The population of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex increased by more than 146,000 residents from July 2016 to July 2017, the most of any metro area in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “The Dallas metro area attracts large numbers from both international and domestic migration. Many of the other largest metro areas in the country rely mostly on international migration and natural increase for growth.”

The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria MSA jumped six spots in the annual Census rankings, climbing from No. 11 in 2016 to No. 5 in 2017. As the sixth largest MSA in the nation, Metro Washington’s population surpassed 6.2 million people in 2017, growing by nearly 66,000 residents from one year ago.

Source: Greysteel Research, U.S. Census Bureau