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Texas- Fastest Growing Small Communities

When people think of Texas, they think of Dallas (1.2 million people), Fort Worth (624,000 people), Houston (2+ million people), Austin (690,000 people), and San Antonio (1.3 million people) which are the 5 largest Texas cities across the state.

However, people forget about the smaller cities.  They forget about them because we don't really give them their own identity as we group them into the larger city.  Below is a list of the top 11 faster growing smaller cities in Texas.  Fate, Little Elm, Murphy, and Frisco are all considered "Dallas".  Hutto, Kyle, Bee Cave, and Leander are all considered "Austin".  In the great state of Texas, the metro areas are so large, that they encompass large areas.  The population of the "City of Dallas" might only be around 1.2 million people, but the entire Dallas Metroplex, with all its little communities, has over 4 million people.

Fastest Growing Small Texas Communities 2000-2005

Hutto- 492%
Fate- 406%
Little Elm- 365%
Murphy- 255%
Kyle- 233%
Selma- 175%
Cibola- 155%
Bee Cave- 135%
Roman Forest- 133%
Leander- 129%
Frisco- 110%


Comment balloon 3 commentsDonna Harris • October 27 2006 01:38PM


I live just outside of Jarrell, Donna.  You know, the little town north of Georgetown that is one exit up from where Parmer is ultimately planned to enter IH35, two exits up from where SH 130 enters IH35.  You can imagine what's going to happen to this little farm community. 

At a meeting at City Hall a few months ago we were being told that we'd add 5000 people in the next few years.  We've only got 1200 now - and that's up significantly from a few years ago.  We're trying to get a handle on it - the idea is to NOT be Hutto and to deal with it better. 

Where the heck is Roman Forest, by the way?  I know that one of our forms of entertainment is pulling out the map and looking at the strange names of some little Texas towns (Dime Box?  OLD Dime Box?), but that sounds more like a subdivision!  Never mind, I'll go look it up - I know where all the others are.


Posted by Tricia Jumonville, Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense (Bradfield Properties) over 13 years ago

Roman Forest is outside Houston.

Selma and Cibola are outside San Antonio.

I have a couple of favorite city names.  One is Cut 'N Shoot and the other is Needmore.  Need more what?

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 13 years ago

Yeah, I know where Selma is (drive slooowwwllyyy - though I noticed when I was through there recently that the 18-wheelers weren't slowing down as they came over the rise like they used to), and I have friends in Cibola.  Roman Forest was the only one I hadn't heard of, and it must be a new one, because it doesn't appear in my old (as in, issue before the current one) Texas Atlas & Gazetteer.  Kinda strange to realize we're still getting new towns.

Then there's Oatmeal, that is so small they have to have the Oatmeal Festival in Bertram. 

Posted by Tricia Jumonville, Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense (Bradfield Properties) over 13 years ago