Fastest-Growing Cities Are in the West & South
For readers of this site this data will not be surprising. According to recent Census data, cities in the South & West regions of the U.S. experienced the most growth from July 2020 to July 2021 – with the top 15 fastest-growing cities/towns located in these regions. Breaking it down, 8 of the 15 fastest-growing large cities or towns by percent change were in the West and 7 were in the South. The South and West also contained the top 15 cities with the largest numeric gains.
“While only 4% of all cities and towns had a population of 50,000 or more in 2021, collectively they contained 129.3 million people — nearly 39% of the U.S. population…On the other hand, of the 19,494 incorporated places in the United States, more than 75% had fewer than 5,000 people.” Said Crystal Delbé, a statistician in the Population Division at the Census Bureau.