Jan 29 2013





Last week Forbes Magazine released their list of the ten fastest growing cities in the United States. More and more people are learning the 'Yellow Rose of Texas' because cities in the Lone Star State are continuing to grow. However fear not about the political implications since the cities with the most growth are progressive. Austin is one of the more liberal cities in Texas, Houston has a lesbian mayor and San Antonio is home to the Castro twins!

Here are America's fastest growing cities:

1. Austin, TX

M.S.A.: Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
2012 Population growth rate: 2.8%
2013 Population growth rate: 2.7%
Job growth rate: 3.1%
Unemployment: 4.9%Gross Metro Product: 6.3%
Median salary: $63,200

2. Houston, Texas

M.S.A.: Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
2012 Population growth rate: 2%
2013 Population growth rate: 2%
Job growth rate: 3.4%
Unemployment: 5.8%
Gross Metro Product: 6.8%
Median salary: $70,900

3. Dallas, TX

M.S.A.: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
2012 Population growth rate: 2.1%
2013 Population growth rate: 2.1%
Job growth rate: 2.1%
Unemployment: 5.7%
Gross Metro Product: 5.9%
Median salary: $65,100

4. Raleigh, NC

M.S.A.: Raleigh-Cary, NC
2012 Population growth rate: 3.3%
2013 Population growth rate: 3.4%
Job growth rate: 2.3%
Unemployment: 7.2%
Gross Metro Product: 4.7%
Median salary: $63,600

5. Salt Lake City, UT

M.S.A.: Salt Lake City, UT
2012 Population growth rate: 1.5%
2013 Population growth rate: 1.5%
Job growth rate: 2.8%
Unemployment: 4.8%
Gross Metro Product: 5.3%
Median salary: $60,000

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