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These Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Cities in US

There are two lists, and Frisco, Texas, makes it on both
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2019 11:22 AM CDT
These Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Cities in US
In this file photo, two women walk in Frisco, Texas.   (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

The US Census Bureau is out with new population estimates for cities and towns, and those estimates reveal that most of the fastest-growing cities are in the South and West. The bureau looks at places with populations of 50,000 or more and breaks down growth in two ways, by percentage of increase and by numeric increase. We have the top 10 for both, starting with the cities that had the biggest percentage increases between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018:

  1. Buckeye, Arizona: 8.5%
  2. New Braunfels, Texas: 7.2%
  3. Apex, North Carolina: 6.8%
  4. Frisco, Texas: 6.1%
  5. Meridian, Idaho: 6.1%
  6. McKinney, Texas: 5.4%
  7. Georgetown, Texas: 5.2%
  8. Rowlett, Texas: 5.1%
  9. St. Cloud, Florida: 5%
  10. Ankeny, Iowa: 4.6%

And now the 10 cities with the largest numeric increase during the same time frame:

  1. Phoenix, Arizona: 25,288
  2. San Antonio, Texas: 20,824
  3. Fort Worth, Texas: 19,552
  4. Seattle, Washington: 15,354
  5. Charlotte, North Carolina: 13,151
  6. Austin, Texas: 12,504
  7. Jacksonville, Florida: 12,153
  8. San Diego, California: 11,549
  9. Denver, Colorado: 11,053
  10. Frisco, Texas: 10,884
See the full lists, and more, here. (More lists stories.)

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