Texas’ population tops 30 million: New Census report

Texas gained more new residents than any other state in the country from July 2021 to July 2022, according to a recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The state saw an increase of more than 470,000 people during that 12-month period, bringing Texas’ population to over 30 million people.

Previously, California — a state we classify as one of our peer states — was the only state with a population of more than 30 million people. California was among 18 states that experienced a population decline during the period, leaving its population slightly above 39 million.

Florida ranked second behind Texas for the largest population gain by state. Read the full Census Bureau report.

By 2036, our state is expected be home to 10 million more Texans. Want to learn more about how we’re thinking about Texas’ growth? Check out our top priorities for the upcoming 88th Legislative Session.