Texas’ population grew by a record 726,842 people during the first quarter of 2018, according to a new analysis.

By Sarah FritcheyCBC NewsAUSTIN, Texas – A new analysis by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows that Texas’ residents have become more active in the first six months of 2018 compared to the same time period last year.

A total of 726.8 million people were active in 2018, up by more than 6.6 million from the same period last summer.

The numbers are a dramatic increase from the number of people who lived in Texas in 2016, and their largest year since 2010.

That year, there were just under 4.7 million people living in Texas.