This Texas metropolitan area will be larger than New York, L.A. by year 2100, study shows

The year 2100 is a mere 77 years away from now, but by then, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex could be the most populated area in the country.

A study by moveBuddha, a relocation technology company, predicts that by 2100, over 33 million people could call North Texas home. Currently, New York City (8.3 million) and Los Angeles (3.8 million) are the most populated cities in America.

The study used data from the U.S. Census Bureau to examine metropolitan areas across the country with more than 250,000 residents. MoveBuddha then took the 2010-2020 U.S. Census growth rates for each area and projected population growth for the next 77 years.

Dallas-Fort Worth was already the fourth fastest growing metro area in the country in 2023, per the study. But if the current growth rates continues, the Metroplex is in for a huge growth spurt.

In total, Texas could be home to over 87 million people by 2100 that includes populations of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Austin, according to the study.

Here’s how the study projects population growth by 2100:

  1. Dallas-Fort Worth: 33.91 million

  2. Houston: 31.38 million

  3. Austin: 22.29 million

  4. Phoenix: 22.27 million

  5. New York City: 20.8 million

  6. Atlanta: 18.37 million

  7. Los Angeles: 15.5 million

  8. Washington DC: 14.97 million

  9. Orlando: 14.17 million

  10. Miami: 13.78 million

The study by moveBuddha is just one of a few studies that says the Metroplex is in for a population boom.

PODS Enterprise released a study over the summer that concluded the Metroplex was among the top cities in the country that people are moving to. As for why Dallas-Fort Worth is seeing the population bump, the study stated that people are being influenced by remote work and wanting to move near loved ones.

Another factor is that major tech companies such as Tesla, Hewlett-Packard, Apple and Amazon opened corporate campuses or relocated their headquarters to Texas in recent years, drawing employees to its cities, including Fort Worth and Dallas.

The Lone Star State may want to reconsider the “lone” part in the years to come as more and more people move to Texas.