The 15 Fastest Growing Cities in America

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You want to be where the people (and potential jobs) are? Then it may be time to consider making the move to a new city. Forbes recently shared a list and infographic of the fastest-growing cities in America, based on newly released data from the United States Census Bureau [PDF]. 

The census data focuses on cities with the largest population increase percentages between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015, but only cities with more than 50,000 people were included. According to the numbers, Texas is the most popular state for new residents, claiming four out of the ten spots on the list. The city of Georgetown, Texas, had the largest increase, followed by New Braunfels, which is about 75 miles away. 

The cities in the top 15 are not large metropolitan cities like New York, Houston, or Atlanta. The US Census reports that those cities did have larger numerical increases during the same time frame, and they are still the most populous cities in America, but smaller cities (like Frisco, Texas; Milpitas, California; and Ankeny, Iowa) are attracting people more quickly. Check out the list below, as well as an interactive map we created as a visual guide to show where the action is.

1. Georgetown, TX
2. New Braunfels, TX
3. Ankeny, IA
4. Frisco, TX
5. South Jordan, UT
6. Dublin, CA
7. Pearland, TX
8. Milpitas, CA
9. Broomfield, CO
10. Mount Pleasant, SC
11. Pflugerville, TX
12. Fort Myers, FL
13. Murfreesboro, TN
14. Goodyear, AZ
15. Buckeye, AZ

[h/t Forbes]