WASHINGTON – Eight Texas cities have landed on WalletHub's list of the top 30 fastest-growing cities in America.
Frisco was fifth overall, ranking third in sociodemographics and 155th in jobs and economy. It was third in midsize cities with the highest growth.
It tied for first with Enterprise, Nev.; Sugar Land; McKinney; Meridian, Idaho; and Lehigh Acres, Fla. in highest population growth.
Frisco also tied for first with Meridian, Idaho; McKinney; Bend, Ore.; Fort Meyers, Fla.; and Murfreesboro, Tenn. in highest job growth.
Round Rock and College Station ranked tenth and 11th overall, respectively. The former was 15th in sociodemographics and 28th in jobs and economy. Aggieland ranked 13th and 50th in those metrics.
McKinney was 13th overall, followed closely by No. 14 Midland and No. 15 Austin. McKinney and Midland were tenth and 16th in sociodemographics and 129th and 99th in jobs and economy, respectively.
The Texas capital was the fastest-growing large city on the list. It ranked 27th in sociodemographics and 39th in jobs and economy.
Sugar Land ranked 21st overall. It was first in sociodemographics and 472nd in jobs and economy. It had the fifth-lowest income growth. Allen had the third-lowest income growth.
Pearland was 27th overall and ranked seventh and 349th in sociodemogrphics and jobs and economy, respectively.
Mission had the fourth-lowest poverty rate decrease.
Lehigh Acres, Fla., was the fastest-growing city on the list. WalletHub compared 515 cities based on 17 measures of growth and decline over seven years to determine the rankings.
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