DFW was fastest-growing metro area in 2009

The Dallas-Fort Worth metro area grew faster than any region in the country last year, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2009 metro area population estimate shows that some 6.45 million people lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as of July 1, 2009, up 146,530, or 2.3% over 2008.  That raw influx of 146,530 is more than any other region in the nation. Dallas-Fort Worth remains the nation’s fourth-largest metro area, behind New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. (3/23/10)