Almost 80,000 people moved to the D-FW area last year, census studies show

By: Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News

Photo from  Houston Tomorrow

Photo from Houston Tomorrow

With Toyota, Liberty Mutual Insurance, FedEx and JP Morgan Chase moving to Plano, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Collin County has more new folks moving in than any other North Texas county.

New U.S. Census numbers show that more than 78,000 people moved to the D-FW area between mid 2014 and mid 2015.

And more than 20,000 of them came to Collin County.

Denton County was second in the number of move ins with about 19,000 newcomers. Tarrant County recorded 18,936 migrants, according to the census data.

Dallas County had the lowest migrant total for the year – only 11,155 new residents by the census count.

Last year the D-FW area had the second fastest growing population in the country – behind only Houston. The local population increased by about 145,000 residents.

And more than half of that population gain came from people moving to the area, the census data shows.