Timbergrove Houston It might be the Lone Star State, but it sure isn’t lonely; half of the 10 fastest-growing US cities from 2011 to 2012 are located in Texas, according to data released this month by the US Census Bureau.

Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth all made the top 10 cities with the largest numerical growth from July 2011 to July 2012.

The No. 1 booming metropolis in the US was New York City, which added 67,100 new residents, bringing the total population to 8.3 million in July 2012. Houston was in second place, with a population increase of 34,600, followed by Los Angeles, which grew by 34,500 people.

Here’s the complete list below, with the number of new residents in parenthesis. The Big Apple was the only one of the top 10 not located in the West or the South:

1. New York, NY (67,100)
2. Houston, TX (34,600)
3. Los Angeles, CA (34,500)
4. San Antonio, TX (25,400)
5. Austin, TX (25,400)
6. Phoenix, AZ (24,500)
7. Dallas, TX (23,300)
8. Charlotte, NC (19,000)
9. San Diego, CA (18,100)
10. Fort Worth, TX (16,300)

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