10 Fastest-Growing Cities in US

Half of them are in Texas
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2017 10:48 AM CDT
10 Fastest-Growing Cities in US
People dressed in green meet in downtown Conroe, Texas, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2014.   (AP Photo/Conroe Courier, Ana Ramirez)

Four of the top five fastest-growing US cities with populations of 50,000 or more are in Texas, according to US Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. And of the top 15, 10 are in the South, the AP reports. The top 10:

  1. Conroe, Texas: 7.8% increase from 2015 to 2016
  2. Frisco, Texas: 6.2%
  3. McKinney, Texas: 5.9%
  4. Greenville, SC: 5.8%
  5. Georgetown, Texas: 5.5%

  1. Bend, Ore.: 4.9%
  2. Buckeye, Ariz.: 4.8%
  3. Bonita Springs, Fla.: 4.8%
  4. New Braunfels, Texas: 4.7%
  5. Murfreesboro, Tenn.: 4.7%
Since the 2010 Census, large cities in the South grew, on average, 9.4%. In the West, that rate was 7.3%; in the Midwest, 3%; and in the Northeast, just 1.8%. No cities in the Northeast made the top 15. The entire list here. (Texas isn't the state that boasts the most happy cities.)

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