May 30, 2017
Texas claimed four of the top five slots on the U.S. Census Bureau’s ranking of the fastest-growing large cities. The growth is largely attributed to corporate relocations and expansions that have brought jobs. Other contributing factors included diversified economies, lower costs of living, and skilled workforces that earn higher wages.
Top Five Fastest-Growing Cities
- Conroe, TX, suburb of Houston, 7.8% increase, 11 times higher than national average
- Frisco, TX, suburb of Dallas, 6.2% growth
- McKinney, TX, suburb of Dallas, 5.9% growth
- Greenville, SC, 5.8% growth
- Georgetown, TX, suburb of Austin, 5.5% growth
Ten of the 15 fastest growing large U.S. cities during the Census Bureau’s 12-month reporting span were in the South. Since the 2010 Census, populations of large southern cities grew by an average of 9.4%, while cities in the West grew by 7.3%. Northeastern cities showed 1.8% growth, while populations of Midwestern cities grew by 3%.
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