energyTexas isn’t the worst when it comes to energy costs (that dubious honor goes to Connecticut) or the best (Washington D.C.). In fact, the Lone Star State is toward the bottom when it comes to overall costs, however, anybody with an electric bill and a desire to avoid sweating will be wholly unsurprised to know that Texas ranks in the top 20 when it comes to electricity costs.

The personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Most and Least Energy-Expensive States, and Texas was ranked 32nd overall.

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The South and the West have the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., and Texas has a bumper crop of those cities, new population estimates for cities and towns released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau revealed. 

Just how many Texas towns and cities showed growth? Three made the top 15 most populous cities in the U.S. and even more saw substantial growth.

“On the other hand, of the 19,495 incorporated places in the United States, around 76 percent (14,768) had fewer than 5,000 people,” the Census Bureau said. (more…)

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It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t the worst, either — and in parts, Texas is not so bad, an analysis of the state’s Best States ranking from U.S. News and World Report recently revealed.

The Lone Star State earned the 38th spot overall this year, with bright spots in fiscal stability and economy, ranking in the top 20 for both at 12 and 15, respectively.

But the state was dinged for opportunity and healthcare, as well as natural environment.

Infographic by CandysDirt.com/Data from US News and World Report

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