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Everything is bigger in Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas

TEXAS-SIZED GROWTH:In this Aug. 13 photo, a sign announces the future of the Dallas Cowboys football team headquarters and training facility in Frisco, Texas. New data from the Census Bureau shows that three of the nation’s five fastest-growing cities are located in the Lone Star State. San Marcos, Frisco and Cedar Park, Texas were No. 1, 2 and 4 in percentage population growth between 2012 and 2013. Photo: Associated Press

JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — They grow everything bigger in Texas, even the cities.

New data from the Census Bureau shows that three of the nation’s five fastest-growing cities are located in the Lone Star State.

San Marcos, Frisco and Cedar Park, Texas were No. 1, 2 and 4 in percentage population growth between 2012 and 2013.

The other two fast-growing cities were in Utah: South Jordan, at No. 3 and Lehi, at No. 5.

This is the second year in a row that San Marcos, on Interstate 35 between Austin and San Antonio, has topped the list of fastest-growing cities with a population of more than 50,000. Its population grew by 8 percent between July 2012 and 2013 to 54,076 people.

That’s well ahead of its 2011-12 increase of 4.9 percent.

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