Slowly but surely, more people are moving to the Friendly Frontier.
Census Bureau stats out this week show a small population increase of the last year.
From July 2008 to July 2007, Abilene gained 365 residents or 0.2%. Since 2000, the city has actually lost 720 or 0.4%.
Brownwood's seem about the same growth. It gained 118 people over the last year or 0.3%. It's seen a 1.9% population spike since 2000.
Sweetwater added 329 people from July 2007 to July 2008. That's a 2.3% growth rate. However since 2000, the city's population has plunged 5.8%.