10 Fastest-Growing US Cities

Texas is home to 4 of them
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2016 2:45 PM CDT
10 Fastest-Growing US Cities
Fans cheer at an MLS soccer match in Frisco, Texas.   (AP Photo/Ralph Lauer)

Detroit lost 3,107 residents in the year ending July 2015—which the Detroit News notes is the smallest drop in decades but still enough to knock Detroit out of the nation's 20 most populous cities for the first time since before the Civil War. (With a population of 677,116, it's now No. 21.) Perhaps those departing residents headed to Texas. The state is home to four of the top 10 fastest-growing US cities, according to new stats from the Census Bureau. The list, including population increases:

  1. Georgetown, Texas: 7.8%
  2. New Braunfels, Texas: 6.6%
  3. Ankeny, Iowa: 6.5%
  4. Frisco, Texas: 6.3%
  5. South Jordan, Utah: 6%
  6. Dublin, Calif.: 5.5%
  7. Pearland, Texas: 5.3%
  8. Milpitas, Calif.: 5.3%
  9. Broomfield, Colo.: 5.2%
  10. Mount Pleasant, SC: 4.7%
See the full list (Texas has another city at No. 11), or check out the best US cities to call home. (More population growth stories.)

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