The region that includes Temple and Belton ranked eighth in population growth among 26 metropolitan statistical areas between 2000 and 2010’s census, according to new data from Texas A&M University.
The Real Estate Center there issued its 2011 Texas Metro Market Overview last week. The web-based data source includes economic indicator information on all metro areas.
Between 2000 and 2010 the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood metro area grew by 22.6 percent, a growth rate that outpaced the state as a whole. Texas grew by 16.6 percent during the decade.
The fastest growing metro area at 37.3 percent was the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA. Second was the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission MSA with a growth rate of 36.1 percent.
MSAs that grew by a higher percentage than K-T-FH included Laredo, Houston-Sugarland-Baytown, San Antonio-New Braunfels, College Station-Bryan, and Dallas-Fort Worth and Arlington.
Wichita Falls ranked at the bottom of the growth list because it lost population during the 10-year period.
|Year||Texas State Data Center (Scenario 0.5)||Texas Water Development Board|
|Source: Texas State Data Center (February 2009 projection) and Texas Water Development Board (July 2010 projection)|
Temple, Texas is a community with a diverse economic base that includes healthcare, distribution and warehousing, and manufacturing as the foundation. Within 180 miles of a population of 17.8 million, Temple is in a strategic location that is central within the southwest U.S. marketplace.