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Austin is the fastest-growing big city in the U.S., study shows

When it comes to the fastest growing large cities in the United States, Austin is No. 1, according to WalletHub.

AUSTIN — It looks likes Austin has made its way to the top of yet another list. This time, we're No. 1 when it comes to the nation's fastest-growing large cities.

According to the report by WalletHub, a personal finance resource, Austin beat out several other big cities like Miami, Seattle and San Francisco when it comes to growth.

And when compared to cities of all sizes, the report ranked Austin at 18, while Round Rock ranked just above at 17. Dozens of other Texas cities also made the list.

The top 10 fastest growing large cities are:

1. Austin, Texas

2. Miami, Florida

3. Seattle, Washington

4. Charlotte, North Carolina

5. Denver, Colorado

6. Fort Worth, Texas

7. Henderson, Nevada

8. Nashville, Tennessee

9. San Francisco, California

10. Atlanta, Georgia


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The top 20 fastest growing cities of all sizes are:

1. Fort Myers, Florida

2. Midland, Texas

3. Pearland, Texas

4. Bend, Oregon

5. McKinney, Texas

6. College Station, Texas

7. Lehigh Acres, Florida

8. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

9. Enterprise, Nevada

10. Irvine, California

11. Milpita, California

12. Pleasanton, California

13. Murfreesboro, Tennessee

14. Meridian, Idaho

15. Redwood City, California

16. Frisco, Texas

17. Round Rock, Texas

18. Austin, Texas

19. Miami, Florida

20. Saint George, Utah

In the report, WalletHub compared 515 cities of varying population sizes using 15 measures of both growth and decline over a period of seven years. The data set includes factors like population growth, unemployment rate decrease, and growing in regional GDP per capita.

To learn more about the data, click here.

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