Texas added 50,000 new jobs in the fourth quarter and activity in the new housing sector remains strong in both Dallas and Houston, according to a new study by SigmaBleyzer... Texas has one of the fastest population growth rates in the country, which the report says should sustain long-term demand for housing. According to the US Census Bureau, about 27 percent of all new privately-owned housing units in the nation’s 20 largest cities were located in Dallas or Houston.