Nation's flood of oil hits Andrews, Midland, OdessaNation's flood of oil hits Andrews, Midland, Odessahttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=78962013-03-22T06:47:00Z2013-03-22T00:00:00Z

MIDLAND, ODESSA, ANDREWS - Rising oil and gas prices have brought big oil, plenty of workers and lots of housing headaches to the nation's fastest-growing boomtowns.

Three Texas cities are among the fastest growing boomtowns in the United States, according to CNN Money. Below is the complete list of the fastest growing boomtowns.

Be sure to catch Wes Perry, Mayor of Midland on Fox Business talking about the boom and Midland's lowest employment rate in the nation.

Fastest Growing Boomtowns
City Population One-Year
Williston, N.D. 26,677 9.3%
Dickinson, N.D. 26,771 6.5%
Andrews, Tex. 16,117 4.6%
Midland, Tex. 151,662 4.6%
Vernal, Utah 34,524 4.1%
Elk City, Okla. 23,081 3.5%
Elko, Nev. 53,217 3.5%
Odessa, Tex 141,325 3.4%
Casper, Wyo. 78,621 3.0%

*Rankings are based on the change in annual population estimates for metropolitan and micropolitan areas between July 1, 2011 to July 1, 2012.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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