America’s Fastest Growing Cities

In Forbes’ report of America’s fastest growing cities, we’re happy to report that we build in 4 of the top 10! – RALEIGH, HOUSTON, SAN ANTONIO, and soon to be in AUSTIN!

Here’s America’s 10 fastest growing cities:

10. Portland, OR

M.S.A.: Portland-VancouverHillsboro, OR-WA
2012 Population growth rate: 1.8%
2013 Population growth rate: 1.8%
Job growth rate: 1.7%
Unemployment: 7.4%
Gross Metro Product: 4.1%
Median salary: $60,200

9. San Antonio, TX

(San Antonio, TX – Photo: Thinkstock)M.S.A.: San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
2012 Population growth rate: 2.1%
2013 Population growth rate: 2%
Job growth rate: 2%
Unemployment: 5.6%
Gross Metro Product: 4.1%
Median salary: $56,900

8. Phoenix, AZ

M.S.A.: Phoenix-MesaGlendale, AZ
2012 Population growth rate: 1%
2013 Population growth rate: 2.7%
Job growth rate: 2.5%
Unemployment: 6.5%
Gross Metro Product: 4.1%
Median salary: $62,600

7. Provo, UT

(Provo Temple – Photo: Thinkstock)M.S.A.: Provo-Orem, UT
2012 Population growth rate: 2.5%
2013 Population growth rate: 2.6%
Job growth rate: 2.4%
Unemployment: 4.6%
Gross Metro Product: 4%
Median salary: $54,300

6. Seattle, WA

M.S.A.: Seattle-TacomaBellevue, WA
2012 Population growth rate: 1.3%
2013 Population growth rate: 1.2%
Job growth rate: 2.6%
Unemployment: 6.8%
Gross Metro Product: 5.5%
Median salary: $69,900

5. Salt Lake City, UT

M.S.A.: Salt Lake City, UT
2012 Population growth rate: 1.5%
2013 Population growth rate: 1.5%
Job growth rate: 2.8%
Unemployment: 4.8%
Gross Metro Product: 5.3%
Median salary: $60,000

4. Raleigh, NC

M.S.A.: Raleigh-Cary, NC
2012 Population growth rate: 3.3%
2013 Population growth rate: 3.4%
Job growth rate: 2.3%
Unemployment: 7.2%
Gross Metro Product: 4.7%
Median salary: $63,600

3. Dallas, TX

M.S.A.: Dallas-Fort WorthArlington, TX
2012 Population growth rate: 2.1%
2013 Population growth rate: 2.1%
Job growth rate: 2.1%
Unemployment:5.7%
Gross Metro Product: 5.9%
Median salary: $65,100

2. Houston, TX

M.S.A.: Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
2012 Population growth rate: 2%
2013 Population growth rate: 2%
Job growth rate: 3.4%
Unemployment: 5.8%
Gross Metro Product: 6.8%
Median salary: $70,900

1. Austin, TX

M.S.A.: Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
2012 Population growth rate: 2.8%
2013 Population growth rate: 2.7%
Job growth rate: 3.1%
Unemployment: 4.9%Gross Metro Product: 6.3%
Median salary: $63,200

Source: Morgan Brennan, Forbes Staff

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