Top 10 Fastest-Growing Large Cities in the U.S

Despite of the economic crisis and housing issues, there are numerous cities in the United States that have been going against the wind and making huge progress. In the last decade, US authorities recorded a national average of less than 10 percent while the following top 10 cities managed to cross the 30 percent population gains.


  • 1

    Charlotte, N.C

    Charlotte, one of the most charming cities of the State of North Carolina, is dominating the top 10 US cities with a population of 1,249,449 and a growth rate of 64.6 percent in the last decade.

  • 2

    Raleigh, N.C

    After Charlotte, another city of North Carolina, Raleigh ranks second among the top ten US cities as it has a population of 884,891 and a growth rate of 63.4 percent in the last ten years.

  • 3

    Cape Coral, Fl

    The third fastest growing US city is secured by Cape Coral, which is situated in the state of Florida. Cape Coral has a population of 530,920 and a growth rate of 60.8 percent in last 10 years.

  • 4

    Provo, Utah

    Provo that is located in the State of Utah has been declared as the fourth fastest growing city as it has a population growth rate of 59 percent and its total population is 482,819.

  • 5

    Austin, Texas

    There is no doubt about the population of Austin, Texas but its growth rate is considerably less than the leading cities and it is ranked as the fifth fastest growing city. Austin has a total population of 1,362,416 but a growth rate of 51.1 percent.

  • 6

    Las Vegas

    Las Vegas is believed to be the sixth fastest growing city of United States as it has population over 1,886,001 and a growth rate of 43.5 percent.

  • 7

    McAllen, Texas

    Seventh fastest growing city in the US is secured by McAllen which has a population of 728,825 and a growth rate of 39.3 percent.

  • 8

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    Following that, Knoxville, Tennessee is the eighth fastest growing city in the US. Knoxville has a population over 558,696 but the growth rate of this city is 33.1 percent in the last decade.

  • 9

    Greenville, S.C.

    Greenville is located in the South Carolina and ranks as the ninth fastest growing city with a population of 400,492. Greenville sustained a growth rate of 32.5 percent in the last decade.

  • 10

    San Antonio, Texas

    With a growth rate of 32.4 percent and population over 1,758,210, San Antonio is the tenth fastest growing city in the US.

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