The 10 Fastest Growing Cities in the U.S.

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Curious where Americans are moving? According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest report, it’s the southern and western regions of the United States. The agency reported that from 2010 to 2019, these two areas of the country experienced rapid growth. In fact, the South boasted “10 of the top 15 fastest growing large U.S. cities, with a population of 50,000 or more.” Texas, in particular, is home to many of the top 15 fastest growing cities in America. Below, we’ve included the top 10 fastest growing cities in the U.S., based on percent change from 2010 to 2019. 

  1. Frisco, TX

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Frisco, Texas is the fastest growing large city in America, with a growth rate of 71.1 percent. In recent years, the Dallas suburb has topped numerous “best of” lists, including Money Magazine’s Top 100 Places to Live in America. AreaVibes also gives the city exceptionally high marks for its many amenities, low crime rates, high income per capita, strong housing market and top-rated schools.

    Population growth rate from 2010 to 2019: 71.1 percent
    Median home listing price: $479,000

  2. Buckeye, AZ

    Located 30 miles west of Phoenix, this bustling suburb is the second fastest growing large city in America. Buckeye’s easy access to big city amenities and outdoor recreational activities gives residents the best of both worlds. AreaVibes also gives Buckeye high marks for its stable housing market, low crime rates and abundance of amenities.

    Population growth rate from 2010 to 2019: 56.6 percent
    Median home listing price: $289,890

  3. New Braunfels, TX

    Located near San Antonio, New Braunfels is currently the third fastest growing large city in the U.S. With its excellent schools, many outdoor parks and low cost of living, the city attracts plenty of families looking for a place to settle down. AreaVibes also gives New Braunfels high marks for its A+ amenities, low cost of living, low crime rates, stable housing market and top-rated schools.

    Population growth rate from 2010 to 2019: 56.4 percent
    Median home listing price: $308,000

  4. McKinney, TX

    With so many positive attributes, it’s easy to see why McKinney, Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. Located on the northeastern corner of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, McKinney offers family-friendly amenities, a charming downtown and plenty of cultural opportunities. AreaVibes also gives McKinney high marks for its many amenities, low crime rates, high income per capita, stable housing market and top-rated schools.

    Population growth rate from 2010 to 2019: 51.9 percent
    Median home listing price: $384,900

  5. South Jordan, UT

    Located just outside Salt Lake City, this exceptionally safe and beautiful town has become the fifth fastest growing large city in America. The city offers a number of big city amenities, gorgeous outdoor attractions and a high quality of life. South Jordan is popular among families and professionals looking for easy access to Salt Lake City. AreaVibes also gives South Jordan high marks for its A+ amenities, low crime rates and high income per capita.

    Population growth rate from 2010 to 2019: 51.8 percent
    Median home listing price: $429,900

  6. Meridian, ID

    This Boise suburb is the fastest growing city in Idaho and the sixth fastest growing large city in America. Families and young professionals are drawn to Meridian, thanks to its easy access to a number of outdoor recreational activities, affordability and safe environment. AreaVibes also gives Meridian high marks for its abundance of amenities, low crime rates and stable housing market.

    Population growth rate from 2010 to 2019: 48.3 percent
    Median home listing price: $379,990

  7. Cedar Park, TX

    The seventh fastest growing large city in America is also one of the best places to live in Texas. Located just outside Austin, the bustling suburb offers families, retirees and professionals plenty to see and do as well as an excellent public-school system. AreaVibes also gives Cedar Park high marks for its many amenities, low crime rates, high income per capita, stable housing market and top-rated schools.

    Population growth rate from 2010 to 2019: 44.2 percent
    Median home listing price: $372,520 

  8. Fort Myers, FL

    Located on Florida’s West Coast, the City of Fort Myers is the eighth fastest growing large city in the U.S. Retirees and families will find plenty of stunning beaches, outdoor activities and a laid-back vacation vibe. Newcomers should also be able to get plenty of bang for their buck, with relatively affordable home prices and a tax-friendly environment. AreaVibes gives Fort Myers high marks for its exceptional amenities.

    Population growth rate from 2010 to 2019: 39.8 percent
    Median home listing price: $259,890

  9. Conroe, TX

    This woodsy Houston suburb is the ninth fastest growing large city in the U.S. Home to numerous city parks, restaurants, breweries and cultural attractions, Conroe is a popular choice for families and young professionals. AreaVibes also gives the Houston suburb high marks for its many amenities, low cost of living, stable housing market and top-rated schools.

    Population growth rate from 2010 to 2019: 39.3 percent
    Median home listing price: $280,700 

  10. Irvine, CA

    Located in Orange County in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, Irvine is currently the 10th fastest growing large city in America. Besides its high cost of living, Irvine is an exceptionally livable place to call home. Families will find highly rated schools, outdoor destinations and an array of cultural activities, including thePretend City Children’s Museum. AreaVibes gives Irvine high marks for its abundance of amenities, low crime rates, high income per capita and top-rated schools.

    Population growth rate from 2010 to 2019: 35.5 percent
    Median home listing price: $945,880

    For a look at the full report from the U.S. Census Bureau, check here.

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