According to new statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau, four Texas cities ranked in the top five of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.

Research shows that between 2015 and 2016, the Houston suburb of Conroe grew by 7.8% which is 11 times higher than the national average.

The Dallas suburbs of Frisco (6.2%) and McKinney (5.9%) came in second and third. Georgetown, outside of Austin, came in fifth place with a 5.5% population increase.

The reason for this growth in population seems to be the growing job market in Texas. Many large technology and manufacturing companies are moving to Texas for the low housing and developmental costs. The data also shows that the South as a whole is growing more rapidly than any other region in the United States.

Since 2010, the largest cities in the southern states grew by an average of 9.4 percent. That’s more that two percent higher than anywhere else in the country.

Those of us who grew up in Texas already know it's a great place to work and live. There are plenty of attractions Statewide, the cost of living is lower, Texans are friendly, and those are just a few things that make Texas a great State! It may get a little hot in the summer, but at least in the winter....we don't need a snow plow!