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April 19, 2014

America’s 10 Fastest-Growing Cities

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America’s 10 Fastest-Growing Cities

When it comes to growing cities, Texas is booming. The Lone Star State boasts the highest number of cities on Forbes’ annual list of America’s Fastest Growing Cities. Three Texas cities made it into the top 10: Austin (at No. 1), Dallas (No. 4), and Houston (No. 10).

Forbes’ list of America’s fastest-growing cities rates the 100 most populated metros in the country based on several factors, such as the estimated rate of population growth for 2013 and 2014, year-over-year job growth for 2013, unemployment data, median salaries for local college-educated workers, and the rate of economic growth for 2013.

The following cities topped this year’s list:

  1. Austin, Texas
    2013 population growth: 2.5%
  2. Raleigh, N.C.
    2013 population growth: 2.15%
  3. Phoenix
    2013 population growth: 1.67%
  4. Dallas
    2013 population growth: 1.91%
  5. Salt Lake City, Utah
    2013 population growth: 1.33%
  6. Denver
    2013 population growth: 1.75%
  7. Ogden, Utah
    2013 population growth: 2.05%
  8. Charlotte, N.C.
    2013 population growth: 1.92%
  9. Orlando, Fla.
    2013 population growth: 1.82%
  10. Houston
    2013 population growth: 1.82%

Source: “America’s 20 Fastest-Growing Cities,” Forbes.com (Feb. 14, 2014)

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