New Population Estimates Released Today; South and West Lead Population Growth
"Counties with the largest numeric growth are all located in the south and the west, with counties in Texas taking four out of the top 10 spots according to new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today."
Thus, a U.S. Census Bureau press release announced the new population estimates for counties this morning.
"By metropolitan area, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, had the largest numeric growth with a gain of 131,767 (1.8 percent) in 2018, followed by Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. with an increase of 96,268 (2.0 percent). Migration, both domestic and international, as well as natural increase contributed to the growth in each of these areas, with natural increase serving as the largest source of population growth in Dallas and domestic migration serving as the largest source in Phoenix."
The Wall Street Journal focused on immigration for its population estimates coverage today. Local media like the Columbus Dispatch, the San Francisco Chronicle, Herald Mail Media, the Seattle Times, and the Arizona Republic also picked up the news.