America’ fastest growing cities
The U.S. population grew by just 0.6% from 2017 to 2018, the lowest annual growth rate in 80 years. While population growth is slowing at an alarming rate nationwide, some U.S. cities are bucking the trend, reporting booming population growth in recent years.
Population change is the product of two factors — net migration and natural growth. Natural growth is simply the number of births over a given period less the number of deaths. Net migration is the difference between the number of new residents — either from other parts of the country or from abroad — and the number of residents who have left the area
24/7 Wall St. reviewed the percentage change in the populations of 382 U.S. metro areas between 2010 and 2017 to identify the fastest growing American cities. Over that period, some cities’ populations expanded by well over 20%.
The cities on this list tend to be concentrated in the Southeastern United States. A few of these fastest growing cities are also in Western states that, as a whole, are growing far more rapidly than much of the rest of the country. Read the full article at MSN.