The population of San Antonio is expected to clock in at 1,382,000 when the Census Bureau announces 2013 population estimates on Monday. That compares to 1,324,000 in the 2010 Census. That's an increase of 1.7% in three years.
That figure will keep San Antonio the country's seventh largest city, just ahead of San Diego, which experienced slower growth in the past three years at 1.1%.
Phoenix, which is the country's sixth largest city, also experienced slower growth than San Antonio in the last three years, at 1.4%, but Phoenix will remain number six, and Philadelphia, despite holding steady, will remain the country's fifth largest city.
The real growth has been in Austin, which will be up an amazing 2.7% from the 2010 census, with an anticipated population of 842,000. That will make Austin the 11th largest city in the country, ahead of Jacksonville at number 12 and just behind number ten San Jose, which has also seen sharp growth in the past three years.
The Texas population is expected to have surpassed 26 million, a 3.6% increase from the 2010 Census, when the population was about 25.1 million.
Texas will remain the second most populous state in the country, behind only California. But number three is expected to change, as Florida is expected to surpass New York to become the country's third largest state.