Why Houston’s population is growing faster than ever
This article was originally published on March 10, 2020, at 11:00 p.m. and updated on March 13, 2020 at 3:20 a.m., when data from the Census Bureau was updated to reflect the fact that the population of the metro area peaked at 8.1 million.
The new numbers, which are based on population projections from 2021, show that Houston’s growth is accelerating, despite a severe drought.
The city of Houston was built on land that was once a salt marsh and now sits on a vast freshwater delta.
Its population increased about 10% between 1950 and 2020, while the population in the surrounding areas increased more than 10%.
The population in downtown Houston has been growing by more than 2% per year since 1950, when the population was just under 3 million.
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, the city’s director of economic development, Robert F. Folsom, said the increase in population was largely a result of more people moving to the city.
The population has been increasing more than three times faster than the average for the country as a whole, and more people are living in the city than in any other metro area, according to data released last month.
It’s one of the fastest growth rates among major metropolitan areas in the country.
Houston is now home to nearly two-thirds of the population growth in the nation.
As more people move to the region, Houston’s overall population will continue to grow faster than in most other places in the United States.
However, the population explosion in the Houston metro area will not be a boon to the environment, the governor’s office said in a statement.
The Houston metro region’s population growth will be a net negative for the environment because Houston’s increased population is projected to result in a net increase in greenhouse gas emissions and other greenhouse gases that are linked to climate change, the statement said.
As a result, the region will need to continue to make changes to reduce greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, the report said.
Houston’s metro area population will grow at a rate of more than 100,000 people per year through 2070.
The metro area’s population will reach nearly 7.7 million by the time it reaches the 10-year end of 2020.
The region’s projected growth rate will be about 8.2% through 2021, about 10 times faster growth than the national average.
The Census Bureau projects the population will increase by about 1 million per year by 2070, when it will be roughly 6.2 million people.