From Coast To Coast: Do You Live In One Of America's Fastest-Growing Cities?

By Lisa Pelgin | Sunday, 19 May 2024 05:15 AM
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The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that the South, particularly Texas, is home to the fastest-growing cities in America.

This data, which spans from July 1, 2022, to July 1, 2023, shows that Texas cities dominate the list of the 15 fastest-growing.

Crystal Delbé, a statistician in the Census Bureau’s Population Division, noted, “The population growth across the South in 2023 was driven by significant numeric and percentage gains among its cities.” She added, “Thirteen of the 15 fastest-growing cities were in the South, with eight in Texas alone.”

Celina, a city near Dallas, Texas, saw a growth rate that exceeded a quarter, a staggering 53 times the national growth rate of 0.5%, as per the Census Bureau's findings.

The only two cities outside the South that made the list were Lathrop, California, with a growth rate of 13.6%, and Athens, Ohio, with a growth rate of 8.6%.

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In terms of total population gains, San Antonio, Texas, led the pack with an increase of 21,970, followed closely by Fort Worth, Texas, with 21,365, and Charlotte, N.C., with 15,607.

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The National Association of Realtors' prior analyses found that in 2022, people in the United States were moving from larger states and metropolitan areas to save money due to rising mortgage and inflation rates.

Population growth in U.S. cities is also influenced by international migration. Census data shows that 1,138,989 foreign nationals moved to the United States. The states that received the most new residents from abroad were Florida, California, Texas, New York, and Massachusetts.

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On the other hand, the states that lost the most people due to domestic migration were California, New York, Illinois, and New Jersey. The states that gained the most from domestic migration were Florida, Texas, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

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