2023 Population Estimates

North Central Texas Council of Governments

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The estimated January 1, 2023, population for the NCTCOG region is 8,284,892. Last year the region added 161,433 people, over 4,000 more residents than were added in 2021. Fort Worth (18,943) added more population than any other city, almost double compared to the next closest city. Celina (9,787), Frisco (7,602), Arlington (5,861) and Mansfield (5,245) round out the top 5 growth cities. For the second straight year, Collin County added more than 40,000 new residents while Denton County and Tarrant County each added over 30,000 new people. Since 2020, 453,000 new residents now call north Texas home.

Cities with populations of 1,000 or more are reported individually in this report.

Click here for a copy of the 2023 Population Estimates Document.

Research and Information Services

NCTCOG's Research and Information Services (RIS) Department provides objective, consistent, and timely information and analysis on development in the region for use in regional and local planning and economic development activities. The substantive focus is on population, employment, and other socio-economic factors; commercial and residential development; and land use. The department also provides support to a regional Geographic Information System (GIS) and NCTCOG’s internal computer network. To learn more about regional data initiatives within RIS, visit:

North Central Texas Council of Governments

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a voluntary association of, by, and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. To learn more about NCTCOG, please visit

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