These Are the Fastest-Growing Cities in the US

Fort Myers, Fla., takes the top spot
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2018 10:40 AM CDT
These Are the Fastest-Growing Cities in the US
Stock photo of Fort Myers, Fla.   (Getty Images/LUNAMARINA)

Looking to move somewhere with a bright outlook? The bottom line of a new WalletHub analysis is that in the US, "the South currently seems to be an attractive place to move." The site looked at 515 cities and compared 15 measures of growth and decline over a seven-year period. Those factors include population growth, GDP growth, and decrease in the unemployment rate. The top 15 fastest-growing cities in the US, eight of which are in the South:

  1. Fort Myers, Fla.
  2. Midland, Texas
  3. Pearland, Texas
  4. Bend, Ore.
  5. McKinney, Texas

  1. College Station, Texas
  2. Lehigh Acres, Fla.
  3. Mount Pleasant, SC
  4. Enterprise, Nev.
  5. Irvine, Calif.
  6. Milpitas, Calif.
  7. Pleasanton, Calif.
  8. Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  9. Meridian, Idaho
  10. Redwood City, Calif.
Click for the complete rankings, as well as subsets of the data—Austin, Texas, for example, is No. 18 overall but is the No. 1 entry in the "large cities with the highest growth" category. (Read more US cities stories.)

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