Question of the Day: Can you name ONE of the three fastest growing U.S. cities, as measured by number of new residents who came between 2016-17?

Nov 27, 2018
Question of the Day, Budgeting, Research

Answer: San Antonio, Phoenix and Dallas.

Here's the top 5 (from Census Bureau):


  • What are the reasons that people decide to move to a new city? Name at least three. 
  • What do you think happens to the housing situation in a fast-growing city? What do you anticipate would happen to costs to rent an apartment or buy a new home? Explain. 
  • Do you anticipate moving to a new city post-high school or after college? Why? 

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Behind the numbers (Census Bureau): 

Eight of the 15 cities or towns with the largest population gains were located in the South in 2017, with three of the top five in Texas, according to new population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

“San Antonio, 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,” said Amel Toukabri, a demographer in the Population Division of the Census Bureau. “That’s a growth rate of 1.6 percent. This growth was enough to push San Antonio's population above the 1.5 million mark.”


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