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Fastest-Growing Cities Are in the West & South

Fastest-Growing Cities Are in the West & South

census bureau logoFor 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.

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Click here to read the full report at the U.S. Census Bureau.


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