Austin drops on Forbes fastest-growing cities list; Texas cities dominate

Michael Theis for Austin Business Journal

If you were to be randomly transported to one of America’s 10 fastest-growing cities there is a 50-50 chance that you’d end up in Texas, a new ranking shows.

The latest edition of Forbes magazine’sannual list of the 10 fastest growing big cities in America, released Tuesday, notes that Texas has five cities in the top 10: Houston, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio.

Houston placed No. 1 in the ranking based on population growth, followed by Austin at No. 2 which was followed by Dallas at No. 3. Fort Worth was ranked No. 9 for growth, followed immediately by San Antonio in the No. 10 spot.

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