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DALLAS (KDAF) — It looks like the North Central Texas Region has hit a new milestone.

According to the 2022 population estimates from the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the region’s population has reached 8 million people.

This comes after the region gained more than 157,000 people in 2021. 21 cities in the region grew by 10% or more in the last year with Fort Worth leading the region in growth.

  • Fort Worth added 22,710 people last year
  • Lewisville added 19,000 people last year
  • Dallas added 17,000 people last year

On a by-county basis, Collin, Denton, Dallas and Tarrant Counties all added more than 23,000 people last year, each. For more information, click here.