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These are the fastest-growing cities in America

These are the fastest-growing cities in America

10/03/2017

By Sally French, MarketWatch

One city beats out Kent, Wash., for the honor

Frisco is the fastest-growing city in America. No, not THAT Frisco with the incessant fog and Golden Gate Bridge (not to mention, locals will scoff if you call it Frisco).

We're talking Frisco, Texas. The Dallas suburb scored No. 1 on WalletHub's list of fastest-growing cities in America (https://wallethub.com/edu/fastest-growing-cities/7010/) due to its rapid job and population growth. The city is home to the National Videogame Museum, Dr Pepper Arena (home of the Frisco RoughRiders), and the Dallas Cowboys headquarters. It has a number of other accolades to its name, including Men's Journal's No. 1 Best Place to Raise an Athlete (https://www.dallasnews.com/news/frisco/2011/03/08/mens-journal-names-frisco-the) in 2011 and Movoto's best midsize city to move to (https://www.dallasnews.com/news/frisco/2013/12/04/study-frisco-named-best-mid-sized-city-in-country-to-move-to) in 2013.

Here are WalletHub's 10 fastest-growing cities in America:

 Rank City 1 Frisco, TX 2 Kent, WA 3 Lehigh Acres, FL 4 Meridian, ID 5 Midland, TX 6 McKinney, TX 7 Fort Myers, FL 8 Bend, OR 9 Austin, TX 10 Pleasanton, CA 

And here are WalletHub's 10 slowest-growing cities in America:

 Rank City 1 Shreveport, LA 2 Jacksonville, NC 3 Fayetteville, NC 4 Decatur, IL 5 Montgomery, AL 6 Baton Rouge, LA 7 Davenport, IA 8 Fort Smith, AK 9 Racine, WI 10 Waterbury, CT 

To compile the ranking, WalletHub analysts compared 515 cities of varying population sizes based on 15 key measures of both growth and decline, such as population, unemployment rate and regional GDP per capita over a period of seven years.

Related read:The American dream appears to be more attainable in Mexico and China (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/nearly-half-of-all-millennials-living-in-this-state-own-a-home-2017-04-06)

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