MReport November 2020

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6 | M R EP O RT MDWELL Here are some of the most rapidly growing U.S. cities of 2020: 1. FORT MYERS, FLORIDA TOTAL SCORE: 80.36 2. BEND, OREGON TOTAL SCORE: 79.04 3. MERIDIAN, IDAHO TOTAL SCORE: 78.80 4. MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA TOTAL SCORE: 77.78 5. ENTERPRISE, NEVADA TOTAL SCORE: 74.01 6. FRISCO, TEXAS TOTAL SCORE: 71.54 7. TOWN 'N' COUNTRY, FLORIDA TOTAL SCORE: 70.95 8. ROUND ROCK, TEXAS TOTAL SCORE: 70.72 9. MOUNT PLEASANT, SOUTH CAROLINA TOTAL SCORE: 69.52 10. NAMPA, IDAHO TOTAL SCORE: 69.13 11. MCKINNEY, TEXAS TOTAL SCORE: 69.04 12. HENDERSON, NEVADA TOTAL SCORE: 68.61 13. CHINO, CALIFORNIA TOTAL SCORE: 68.56 14. CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA TOTAL SCORE: 68.08 15. PORTE SAINT LUCIE, FLORIDA TOTAL SCORE: 67.92 Experts determine this year's fastest growing cities across the country in terms of population and economic growth. D espite how the pandemic has taken a major economic toll on communities all over the country, some cities have continued to thrive. A recent analysis by shows that many cities, especially in the South, are booming in both population and eco- nomic growth this year. WalletHub analyzed 515 cities of various sizes across the country according to their jobs, economy, and sociodemo- graphics to determine the fastest-growing cities. Each city was assigned a total score accounting for 17 metrics, such as population growth, job growth, and increase in new businesses. Of the top 15 fastest growing cities, eight of the cities with the largest increase in population from 2010 to 2019 were in Southern states and five were located in the West. Overall, Florida had the most cities on the top 15 list, totaling four cities. Texas had the second-highest count with three of the top 15 rapidly growing cities located in the state. Top 15 Fastest Growing Cities in America Fort Myers is ranked overall as the fastest growing city in the country when considering population growth, sociodemographic metrics, an increase in job opportunities, and economic growth. It is also the fastest-growing small city in the U.S. and is tied with multiple other cities for the highest economic growth.

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