America's Fastest Growing Cities Revealed

With many of America's largest metros experiencing robust growth, Michael Sauter, Alexander Hess and Elisabeth Uible of 24/7 Wall St. have compiled a list of the fastest growing cities in the country.

The U.S. Census Bureau has released new demographic data for 2011, which offers valuable insight into how our country's cities are growing. Sauter, Hess and Uible analyzed employment statistics and "population change data for cities with populations of 250,000 or more" to reveal the top 10 fastest growing cities in the country.

New Orleans tops the list due to its population growth rate of 4.9 percent, "more than six times the national average of 0.73 percent," as well as its "significant growth in information jobs and education and health services, at 7 percent and 3.6 percent respectively."

The rest of the top 10 list is as follows:

2. Austin, TX
3. Plano, TX
4. Denver, CO
5. Raleigh, NC
6. Tampa, FL
7. Atlanta, GA
8. Washington, D.C.
9. Charlotte, NC
10. El Paso, TX

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NBC Missed The Real Headline For Census Report

Fortunately, the Census didn't.
U.S. Census Bureau Newsroom: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
"Texas Dominates List of Fastest-Growing Large Cities Since 2010 Census, Census Bureau Reports"

And no doubt, the census findings did not surprise urban economist and author, Ed Glaeser. Chapter 7 of Triumph of the City, "Why has sprawl spread?", has two sections devoted exclusively to Texas, including "....Why a Million People Moved to Houston"

Irvin Dawid, Palo Alto, CA

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