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2021 Population Estimates

North Central Texas Council of Governments

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Summary

The estimated January 1, 2021 population for the NCTCOG region is 7,874,950. Last year the region added 158,540 people. Even though the north central Texas region, as well as the rest of the country faced a big challenge due to the pandemic, the region still managed to grow by almost the same amount as it did in 2019. In 2020, 12 cities grew by 10% or more. Fort Worth led the region in growth, adding almost 17,000 people last year while Frisco added close to 16,000, followed by McKinney with 6,100 and Dallas with 5,560. Collin, Denton, Dallas, and Tarrant Counties each added more than 25,000 people last year, with Collin County leading the way with 43,000 new residents. The region has added more than 1.3 million new residents since 2010.

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

Highlights

2021 City Population Estimates

Name 2010 Census Population April 1 2020 Estimate January 1 2021 Estimate January 1 2020 - 2021 Absolute Change 2020 - 2021 Percent Change
Addison 13,056 15,790 16,320 530 3.4%
Aledo 2,716 4,570 4,840 270 5.9%
Allen 84,246 101,730 103,720 1,990 2%
Alvarado 3,785 4,600 4,790 190 4.1%
Alvord 1,334 1,360 1,370 10 0.7%
Anna 8,249 15,000 17,460 2,460 16.4%
Annetta 1,288 2,800 2,810 10 0.4%
Argyle 3,282 4,310 4,430 120 2.8%
Arlington 365,438 390,540 393,420 2,880 0.7%
Aubrey 2,595 5,380 6,210 830 15.4%
Aurora 1,220 1,440 1,440 0 0%
Azle 10,947 12,820 12,940 120 0.9%
Balch Springs 23,728 24,890 24,960 70 0.3%
Bartonville 1,469 1,740 1,750 10 0.6%
Bedford 46,979 48,820 48,810 -10 0%
Benbrook 21,234 22,990 23,480 490 2.1%
Blue Mound 2,394 2,380 2,380 0 0%
Boyd 1,207 1,390 1,400 10 0.7%
Bridgeport 5,976 6,190 6,200 10 0.2%
Burleson 36,690 46,540 47,730 1,190 2.6%
Caddo Mills 1,338 1,540 1,970 430 27.9%
Carrollton 119,097 137,650 139,350 1,700 1.2%
Cedar Hill 45,028 47,740 48,870 1,130 2.4%
Celina 6,028 21,430 24,900 3,470 16.2%
Chico 1,002 1,020 1,020 0 0%
Cleburne 29,337 31,080 32,270 1,190 3.8%
Cockrell Hill 4,193 4,190 4,200 10 0.2%
Colleyville 22,807 25,700 25,920 220 0.9%
Combine 1,942 2,090 2,130 40 1.9%
Commerce 8,078 8,370 8,390 20 0.2%
Coppell 38,659 41,410 41,590 180 0.4%
Copper Canyon 1,334 1,450 1,460 10 0.7%
Corinth 19,935 22,160 22,280 120 0.5%
Corsicana 23,770 24,210 24,190 -20 -0.1%
Crandall 2,858 3,520 3,650 130 3.7%
Cross Roads 1,563 2,460 2,530 70 2.8%
Crowley 12,838 16,730 17,330 600 3.6%
Dallas 1,197,816 1,314,610 1,320,170 5,560 0.4%
Dalworthington Gardens 2,259 2,330 2,340 10 0.4%
Decatur 6,042 7,690 8,130 440 5.7%
DeCordova 2,683 2,820 2,820 0 0%
Denton 113,383 138,250 141,000 2,750 2%
DeSoto 49,047 53,750 54,060 310 0.6%
Double Oak 2,867 2,990 2,990 0 0%
Dublin 3,654 3,810 3,820 10 0.3%

2021 City Population Estimates

Name 2010 Census Population April 1 2020 Estimate January 1 2021 Estimate January 1 2020 - 2021 Absolute Change 2020 - 2021 Percent Change
Duncanville 38,524 39,500 39,500 0 0%
Edgecliff Village 2,776 3,220 3,220 0 0%
Ennis 18,513 20,150 20,940 790 3.9%
Euless 51,277 57,550 58,260 710 1.2%
Everman 6,108 6,090 6,110 20 0.3%
Fairview 7,248 9,770 10,000 230 2.4%
Farmers Branch 28,616 35,910 38,340 2,430 6.8%
Farmersville 3,301 4,160 4,280 120 2.9%
Fate 6,434 16,660 19,230 2,570 15.4%
Ferris 2,436 2,960 3,020 60 2%
Flower Mound 64,669 78,080 79,390 1,310 1.7%
Forest Hill 12,355 13,020 13,410 390 3%
Forney 14,661 25,030 26,820 1,790 7.2%
Fort Worth 741,206 873,130 890,050 16,920 1.9%
Frisco 116,989 190,760 206,610 15,850 8.3%
Garland 226,876 239,730 242,830 3,100 1.3%
Glenn Heights 11,278 14,460 15,150 690 4.8%
Glen Rose 2,444 2,580 2,590 10 0.4%
Godley 1,009 1,550 1,790 240 15.5%
Granbury 7,978 10,100 10,080 -20 -0.2%
Grand Prairie 175,396 198,240 200,640 2,400 1.2%
Grandview 1,561 1,710 1,710 0 0%
Grapevine 46,334 52,980 54,490 1,510 2.9%
Greenville 25,557 28,270 28,940 670 2.4%
Haltom City 42,409 43,350 43,450 100 0.2%
Haslet 1,517 1,920 2,140 220 11.5%
Heath 6,921 8,860 8,860 0 0%
Hickory Creek 3,247 4,630 4,910 280 6%
Highland Park 8,564 8,550 8,530 -20 -0.2%
Highland Village 15,056 15,820 15,880 60 0.4%
Hudson Oaks 1,662 2,150 2,440 290 13.5%
Hurst 37,337 38,910 38,930 20 0.1%
Hutchins 5,338 6,290 6,550 260 4.1%
Irving 216,290 242,410 245,690 3,280 1.4%
Italy 1,863 1,860 1,880 20 1.1%
Josephine 812 1,610 1,690 80 5%
Joshua 5,910 7,390 7,570 180 2.4%
Justin 3,246 4,620 5,450 830 18%
Kaufman 6,703 6,840 6,910 70 1%
Keene 6,106 6,360 6,370 10 0.2%
Keller 39,627 45,400 45,660 260 0.6%
Kemp 1,154 1,230 1,240 10 0.8%
Kennedale 6,763 7,670 7,700 30 0.4%
Kerens 1,573 1,690 1,680 -10 -0.6%
Krugerville 1,662 1,860 1,940 80 4.3%

2021 City Population Estimates

Name 2010 Census Population April 1 2020 Estimate January 1 2021 Estimate January 1 2020 - 2021 Absolute Change 2020 - 2021 Percent Change
Krum 4,157 5,120 5,600 480 9.4%
Lake Dallas 7,105 7,300 7,320 20 0.3%
Lakeside 1,307 2,110 2,120 10 0.5%
Lake Worth 4,584 4,700 4,620 -80 -1.7%
Lancaster 36,361 39,040 39,250 210 0.5%
Lavon 2,219 4,210 4,400 190 4.5%
Lewisville 95,290 107,120 109,270 2,150 2%
Little Elm 25,898 46,200 48,910 2,710 5.9%
Lowry Crossing 1,711 1,720 1,720 0 0%
Lucas 5,166 8,110 8,300 190 2.3%
Mabank 3,035 3,640 3,740 100 2.7%
McKinney 131,117 194,890 200,990 6,100 3.1%
McLendon-Chisholm 1,373 3,780 4,250 470 12.4%
Mansfield 56,368 70,720 73,510 2,790 3.9%
Melissa 4,695 12,290 14,640 2,350 19.1%
Mesquite 139,824 145,410 145,750 340 0.2%
Midlothian 18,037 34,480 36,090 1,610 4.7%
Mineral Wells 16,788 16,810 17,100 290 1.7%
Murphy 17,708 20,290 20,480 190 0.9%
Newark 1,005 1,160 1,160 0 0%
New Fairview 1,258 1,510 1,700 190 12.6%
Northlake 1,724 4,930 7,330 2,400 48.7%
North Richland Hills 63,343 68,360 69,670 1,310 1.9%
Oak Leaf 1,298 1,390 1,400 10 0.7%
Oak Point 2,786 3,930 4,110 180 4.6%
Ovilla 3,492 4,140 4,190 50 1.2%
Palmer 2,000 2,190 2,280 90 4.1%
Pantego 2,394 2,480 2,480 0 0%
Parker 3,811 5,020 5,280 260 5.2%
Pelican Bay 1,547 2,080 2,250 170 8.2%
Pilot Point 3,856 4,300 4,500 200 4.7%
Plano 259,841 285,190 286,980 1,790 0.6%
Ponder 1,395 2,400 2,400 0 0%
Princeton 6,807 14,290 16,960 2,670 18.7%
Prosper 9,423 28,380 31,090 2,710 9.5%
Providence 4,786 6,700 6,910 210 3.1%
Quinlan 1,394 1,470 1,480 10 0.7%
Red Oak 10,769 13,770 14,550 780 5.7%
Reno 2,494 2,900 3,090 190 6.6%
Rhome 1,522 1,650 1,700 50 3%
Rice 923 1,040 1,090 50 4.8%
Richardson 99,223 115,630 117,050 1,420 1.2%
Richland Hills 7,801 7,920 7,940 20 0.3%
River Oaks 7,427 8,320 8,320 0 0%
Roanoke 5,962 8,850 8,950 100 1.1%

2021 City Population Estimates

Name 2010 Census Population April 1 2020 Estimate January 1 2021 Estimate January 1 2020 - 2021 Absolute Change 2020 - 2021 Percent Change
Rockwall 37,490 45,010 45,740 730 1.6%
Rowlett 56,199 69,460 73,270 3,810 5.5%
Royse City 9,349 13,190 15,750 2,560 19.4%
Runaway Bay 1,286 1,420 1,430 10 0.7%
Sachse 20,329 25,040 25,290 250 1%
Saginaw 19,806 23,380 24,150 770 3.3%
St. Paul 1,066 1,090 1,100 10 0.9%
Sanger 6,916 9,080 9,640 560 6.2%
Sansom Park 4,686 5,460 5,920 460 8.4%
Seagoville 14,835 17,150 17,800 650 3.8%
Shady Shores 2,612 2,700 2,700 0 0%
Southlake 26,575 30,370 30,640 270 0.9%
Springtown 2,658 2,840 3,050 210 7.4%
Stephenville 17,123 23,120 23,110 -10 0%
Sunnyvale 5,130 7,220 7,270 50 0.7%
Talty 1,535 2,630 2,660 30 1.1%
Terrell 15,816 16,860 16,910 50 0.3%
The Colony 36,328 45,260 47,370 2,110 4.7%
Trophy Club 8,024 11,510 12,320 810 7%
University Park 23,068 22,900 22,920 20 0.1%
Venus 2,960 3,940 4,720 780 19.8%
Watauga 23,497 23,770 23,770 0 0%
Waxahachie 29,621 38,830 40,750 1,920 4.9%
Weatherford 25,250 28,540 29,060 520 1.8%
Westlake 992 1,680 1,840 160 9.5%
West Tawakoni 1,576 1,640 1,640 0 0%
Westworth Village 2,472 2,740 2,750 10 0.4%
White Settlement 16,116 17,740 17,830 90 0.5%
Willow Park 3,982 4,940 4,940 0 0%
Wilmer 3,682 4,460 4,820 360 8.1%
Wolfe City 1,412 1,420 1,420 0 0%
Wylie 41,427 53,350 55,270 1,920 3.6%
 

2021 County Population Estimates

Name 2010 Census Population April 1 2020 Estimate January 1 2021 Estimate January 1 2020 - 2021 Absolute Change 2020 - 2021 Percent Change
Collin 782,341 1,039,540 1,082,760 43,220 5.3%
Dallas 2,368,139 2,593,570 2,619,040 25,470 1.1%
Denton 662,614 902,190 933,220 31,030 4.5%
Ellis 149,610 198,640 206,810 8,170 5.3%
Erath 37,890 45,670 46,180 510 1.3%
Hood 51,182 66,890 66,920 30 0%
Hunt 86,129 99,300 101,510 2,210 2.5%
Johnson 150,934 178,260 185,180 6,920 4.5%
Kaufman 103,350 128,520 132,250 3,730 3.5%
Navarro 47,735 50,870 51,670 800 1.7%
Palo Pinto 28,111 28,960 29,360 400 1.4%
Parker 116,927 136,600 139,180 2,580 2.2%
Rockwall 78,337 107,780 113,350 5,570 6.9%
Somervell 8,490 9,980 10,190 210 2.4%
Tarrant 1,809,034 2,064,340 2,091,320 26,980 1.5%
Wise 59,127 65,300 66,010 710 1.2%
 

NCTCOG Region

2021 Detailed Estimates for Multi-county Cities

City Total Population Collin Dallas Denton Ellis Erath Hood Hunt Johnson Kaufman Navarro Palo Pinto Parker Rockwall Somervell Tarrant Wise Henderson
Azle 12,941 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,256 0 0 10,685 0 0
Burleson 47,732 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38,632 0 0 0 0 0 0 9,100 0 0
Carrollton 139,351 1,175 52,671 85,505 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cedar Hill 48,868 0 48,129 0 739 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Celina 24,901 22,433 0 2,468 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Combine 2,126 0 742 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,384 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coppell 41,594 0 40,794 800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crowley 17,332 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 17,301 0 0
Dallas 1,320,169 48,803 1,244,682 26,628 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 0 0 0 0
Ferris 3,021 0 2 0 3,019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flower Mound 79,392 0 0 78,523 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 869 0 0
Fort Worth 890,046 0 0 15,905 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,463 0 0 870,678 0 0
Frisco 206,608 123,111 0 83,497 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Garland 242,829 266 242,561 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Glenn Heights 15,148 0 10,126 0 5,022 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grand Prairie 200,638 0 137,090 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63,503 0 0
Grapevine 54,488 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54,488 0 0
Haslet 2,137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,137 0 0
Heath 8,855 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 8,827 0 0 0 0
Josephine 1,686 1,621 0 0 0 0 0 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lewisville 109,273 0 840 108,433 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mabank 3,743 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,668 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,075
Mansfield 73,505 0 0 0 835 0 0 0 5,839 0 0 0 0 0 0 66,831 0 0
Mesquite 145,747 0 145,648 0 0 0 0 0 0 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mineral Wells 17,099 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14,955 2,144 0 0 0 0 0
Newark 1,155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,155 0
Ovilla 4,192 0 345 0 3,847 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plano 286,976 281,185 0 5,791 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prosper 31,092 24,352 0 6,740 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reno 3,089 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,065 0 0 24 0 0
Richardson 117,048 40,693 76,355 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Roanoke 8,949 0 0 8,949 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rowlett 73,266 0 63,332 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9,934 0 0 0 0
Royse City 15,745 2,210 0 0 0 0 0 3,253 0 0 0 0 0 10,282 0 0 0 0
Sachse 25,289 8,715 16,574 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Seagoville 17,795 0 17,775 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Southlake 30,637 0 0 821 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29,816 0 0
Springtown 3,053 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3,053 0 0 0 0 0
Trophy Club 12,317 0 0 11,941 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 376 0 0
Venus 4,721 0 0 0 455 0 0 0 4,266 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Westlake 1,839 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,839 0 0
Wylie 55,267 53,068 1,011 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,188 0 0 0 0

  Although split city boundaries cross county lines, some split cities may have population in only one county.


2021 Population By Planning Area

Region 2010 Census Population April 1 2020 Estimate January 1 2021 Estimate January 1 2020 - 2021 Absolute Change 2020 - 2021 Percent Change
16 County NCTCOG Region 6,539,950 7,716,410 7,874,950 158,540 2.1%
12 County MPA 6,417,724 7,580,930 7,737,550 156,620 2.1%
 

 

2021 Population Estimates Methodology

NCTCOG uses the housing unit method for estimating current year population:

Estimated household population = estimated units * estimated occupancy rate * estimated persons per occupied unit

The calculation is performed for each unit type (single family, multi-family, other). The results are summed along with an estimate of group quarters population to arrive at a total population estimate. Every year, cities are asked to provide information about changes in housing stock and population in group quarters housing. Cities are also given the opportunity to review figures prior to release. Heath and West Tawakoni did not participate in the survey. The 2020 population estimates for some cities have been revised. The estimates included herein supersede any prior estimates.

Various totals and percentages provided throughout this report are calculated on rounded figures and therefore might not match precise sums and percentages calculated on unrounded figures.

NCTCOG Population Estimates and other data can be found on the Regional Data Center: https://data-nctcoggis.opendata.arcgis.com/.



Disclaimer: There are a variety of ways to estimate population for a given area. The North Central Texas Council of Governments has selected a method that accommodates the varying level of data available for local communities while focusing on consistency. These estimates were developed for regional planning activities and have not been evaluated for other uses. They are provided as an informational item and are likely to differ from estimates produced by others, including the cities and counties listed herein. The North Central Texas Council of Governments makes no warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Responsibility for the use of these data lies solely with the user.



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: https://www.nctcog.org/regional-data.



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 https://www.nctcog.org/.



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