SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — San Antonio, New Braunfels and much of Texas continues to grow at a blazing pace.

The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest population estimates Thursday.

Five Texas cities were among the top 15 cities in the country for the highest number of people added year-over-year and seven Texas cities were among the top 15 fastest growing by percentage.

San Antonio — the second-largest city in Texas — added the second-most people in the latest estimate.  The city saw 20,824 new people call San Antonio home bringing the estimated population up to 1,532,233.  That was second only to Phoenix, which added 25,288 people.

Fort Worth was third overall, adding 19,552 people.  Austin was sixth (+12,504), Frisco was 10th (+10,884) and McKinney was 13th (+9,888).

The 15 Fastest-Growing Cities[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

New Braunfels was the second-fastest growing city in the country, growing by 7.2 percent from July 2017 to July 2018, bringing its estimated population up to 84,612.  Only Buckeye, Arizona, grew at a faster rate.

Frisco was the fourth-fastest growing in that timespan (+6.1%), McKinney was sixth (+5.4%), Georgetown was seventh (+5.2%), Rowlett was eighth (+5.1%), Midland was 13th (+4.4%) and Round Rock was 15th (+4.3%).

Nationally, the Census Bureau said the biggest growth was in the South and the West.

San Antonio remains the seventh-largest city in the country and second-largest in Texas, behind Houston — which is fourth-largest in the country.  Dallas is the ninth-largest city, Austin is 11th-largest, and Fort Worth is 13th-largest.

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