Charlotte Ranks As One Of Fastest Growing Cities

Charlotte Ranks As One Of Fastest Growing Cities

July 2011
(Courtesy of WCNC)

New numbers released confirm what Charlotte natives already know: The city is growing quickly.

A study by Rice University finds Charlotte is the 14th fastest growing city in the country. Over the past decade, the Queen City’s population grew by almost 428,000 people.

Just like Charlotte, most of the cities seeing the biggest influx of people are in the South.

Houston, Texas followed by the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Atlanta make up the top three.

Here’s the full list with the number of individuals added to each city over the past decade:

1. Houston: 1,231,393
2. Dallas-Fort Worth: 1,210,229
3. Atlanta: 1,020,879
4. Riverside, Calif.: 970,030
5. Phoenix: 941,011
6. Washington, D.C.: 785,987
7. Las Vegas: 575,504
8. New York: 574,107
9. Miami: 557,071
10. Orlando, Fla.: 489,850
11. Austin, Texas: 466,526
12. Los Angeles: 463,210
13. San Antonio: 430,805
14. Charlotte, N.C.: 427,590
15. Seattle: 395,931
16. Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla.: 387,246
17. Denver: 364,242
18. Chicago: 362,789
19. Sacramento, Calif.: 352,270
20. Raleigh/Cary, N.C.: 333,419
21. Minneapolis/St. Paul: 311,027
22. Portland, Ore.: 298,128
23. San Diego: 281,480
24. Philadelphia: 278,196
25. Nashville, Tenn.: 278,145
26. Indianapolis: 231,137
27. Columbus, Ohio: 224,217
28. Jacksonville, Fla.: 222,846
29. San Francisco/Oakland: 211,651
30. McAllen, Texas: 205,306

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