The American Cities With the Largest Population Increase

10 of the 15 fastest-growing large cities were located in the South; seven alone in Texas
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You may be surprised to find out that people are not flocking to New York City, Boston or even Houston. They are, however, if you look at the big picture, moving to the South.

Regarding percentage change in population, 10 of the 15 fastest-growing large cities were located in the South, with seven alone in Texas.

San Antonio in Texas tops the list with the largest population gain with an increase of over 24,200 people – an average of 66 people per day between 2016 and 2017.

Fort Worth, Texas, surpassed Indianapolis, Indiana, becoming the 15th largest city in the U.S. The 14 largest cities have not changed since 2016.

Between 2016 and 2017, Frisco, Texas (near Dallas), was the fastest-growing large city at 8.2 percent, making its growth rate more than 11 times faster than the nation’s growth rate of 0.7 percent.

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