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Fastest growing cities of 2014

This is a news release from Wallethub.com 

With the economy steadily rebounding from the Great Recession, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2014's Fastest Growing Cities.

In order to identify the American cities that have grown the most rapidly in socio-economic terms, WalletHub examined data spanning 2008 to 2013. We analyzed 516 U.S. cities of varying sizes across 10 key metrics, ranging from population growth rate to unemployment rate decrease. 
 

 

Fastest Growing Cities

 

Slowest Growing Cities

 

1.

Mission, TX

 

507.

North Las Vegas, NV

 

2.

Irving, TX

 

508.

Hampton, VA

 

3.

North Charleston, SC

 

509.

Centennial, CO

 

4.

Greenville, NC

 

510.

Glendale, AZ

 

5.

Edinburg, TX

 

511.

Macon, GA

 

6.

Springdale, AR

 

512.

Skokie, IL

 

7.

Concord, NC

 

513.

Kendall, FL

 

8.

Austin, TX

 

514.

Waterbury, CT

 

9.

Pharr, TX

 

515.

Inglewood, CA

 

10.

East Los Angeles, CA

 

516.

Sunrise Manor, NV


Key Stats

  • Lehigh Acres, Fla., had the highest population growth at 12.92 percent. Roswell, Ga. experienced the biggest population decrease at 2.78 percent.
     
  • Pharr, Tex., had the highest household income increase at 8.87 percent. El Monte, Calif. experienced the biggest household income decrease at 5.97 percent.
     
  • Kent, Wash., had the highest job growth at 7.99 percent. Gary, Ind. experienced the biggest job decrease at 4.92 percent.
     
  • Yuma, Ariz., experienced the biggest poverty rate decrease at 8.22 percent. Ellicott, Md. had the highest poverty rate increase at 104.01 percent.
  • Midland, Tex., had the highest growth in GDP per capita at 10.94 percent. Reno, Nev. experienced the biggest decrease in GDP per capita at 3.39 percent.

For the full report and to see where your city ranks, please visit: 
http://wallethub.com/edu/fastest-growing-cities/7010/

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