2022 Population Estimates

North Central Texas Council of Governments

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The estimated January 1, 2022 population for the NCTCOG region is 8,097,170. Last year the region added 157,570 people. Regional growth last year was almost the same as it was in 2020. In 2021, 21 cities grew by 10% or more. Fort Worth led the region in growth, adding 22,710 people last year while Lewisville added 19,000, due in large part to the annexation of Castle Hills. They were followed by Dallas with just under 17,000 and McKinney with 6,800 and Frisco with 6,500. Collin, Denton, Dallas, and Tarrant Counties each added more than 23,000 people last year, with Collin County leading the way with 41,000 new residents. Ellis County is now over 200,000 and Hunt County over 100,000 population. Since 1990, the region has almost doubled in population.

Population estimates are based on current housing inventories for cities in the NCTCOG Region with populations of 1,000 or more.

Click here for a copy of the 2022 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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