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Posted on: November 16, 2017

DBJ shows Farmers Branch in Top 10 of 'Fastest Growing N. TX Cities'

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FBTX ~ Ranking population growth rates between 2010 and 2015, the Dallas Business Journal shows Farmers Branch to be the ninth-fastest-growing City in North Texas, in a listing published recently.

   The chart shows Farmers Branch with a population growth rate of 22.3 percent, from a total of 28,616 in 2010 to 34,988 in 2015.

   Additionally, the publication said the average growth rate of North Texas cities  with populations of more than 10,000 was 14 percent. Nationwide, the rate is 4.1 percent.

   Farmers Branch City Manager Charles Cox attributed the growth rate to the City's location and re-invention of housing options. 

   "We're the only first-ring suburb in the top 10 and we're centrally located in the Dallas area," he said. "Much of that growth has to do with innovative thinking about housing stock from expansion of multi-family and mixed-use developments, along with new single family neighborhoods, to our demo/rebuild and neighborhood renaissance programs."

   The top eight on the list, in reverse order with percentage growth, were Burleson (22.6), Sachse (23.5), Midlothian (26.7), McKinney (31.5), Forney (38.3), Frisco (39.8), Little Elm (64.3) and Prosper as the fastest growing city in North Texas with a rate of 93.1 percent, practically doubling their population in five years.

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