The Fastest-Growing Cities

May 20, 2016

More people are moving to Texas. In fact, the Lone Star State boasts five of the 11 fastest-growing cities over the past year, according to the Census Bureau’s annual analysis of population trends in America’s cities.

Georgetown, Texas, part of Austin’s metro area, is the nation’s fastest-growing city. Its population has surged 7.8 percent in the past year alone. Austin also is seeing booming growth in Pflugerville, which is the nation’s 11th fastest-growing city.

According to the U.S. Census, the following are the fastest-growing cities and towns between July 2014 and July 2015:

  1. Georgetown, Texas: 7.8% growth
  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, S.C.: 4.7%
  11. Pflugerville, Texas: 4.5%
  12. Fort Myers, Fla.: 4.4%
  13. Murfreesboro, Tenn.: 4.4%
  14. Goodyear, Ariz.: 4.3%
  15. Buckeye, Ariz.: 4.3%

The latest Census statistics show the following are the nation’s largest cities:

  1. New York: 8,550,405
  2. Los Angeles.: 3,971,883
  3. Chicago: 2,720,546
  4. Houston: 2,296,224
  5. Philadelphia: 1,567,442

Source: “Census Spots America’s Fastest Growing Cities…” BUILDER (May 19, 2016)