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Exurbs Across US See Increased Growth

January 19, 2021

The exurbs have reportedly been adding more residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. So where exactly did these Americans go?

Exurbs refer to communities beyond traditional suburban areas that are closer to large metros. Exurbs tend to have a low housing density and offer a more rural style of living.

CapRelo, a global mobility firm specializing in U.S. relocation, identified which exurbs are seeing the largest upticks in population. Researchers culled data from the American Communities Project and the Brookings Institution to analyze more than 300 exurban communities in each state.

According to CapRelo’s research, the following 10 exurbs have seen the most growth over the last 30 years:

1. Douglas, Colo.: 481.47% growth

2. Forsyth, Ga.: 454.07% growth

3. Williamson, Texas: 323.18% growth

4. Lincoln, S.D.: 296.24% growth

5. Payette, Idaho: 272.26% growth

6. Osceola, Fla.: 248.80% growth

7. Kendall, Ill.: 227.28% growth

8. Dallas, Iowa: 214.07% growth

9. Delaware, Ohio: 212.54% growth

10. Hamilton, Ind.: 210.28% growth

The chart below shows the 10 fastest growing exurbs in just the past decade:

A graphic of the United States showing top 10 fastest growing exurbs