The Fastest- and Slowest-Growing Metropolitan Areas in the United States

This map shows the United States’ 25 fastest and 25 slowest major metropolitan areas by population growth since 2010. Each area is marked with its location, name, and percentage of change in population.

Metropolitan areas contain multiple cities, but for the sake of readability, this map labels only the principal city. An area’s percentage of change is measured by the difference from its census-reported population in 2010 to its estimated population during 2017. Metropolitan areas with fewer than 300,000 residents are excluded from this map.

The Fastest- and Slowest-Growing Metropolitan Areas in the United States
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Metropolitan areas with fewer than 300,000 residents are excluded.

The top 25 fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the US:
1. Austin–Round Rock, Texas (+23.28%)
2. Myrtle Beach–Conway–North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (+23.21%)
3. Greeley, Colorado (+20.49%)
4. Cape Coral–Fort Myers, Florida (+19.47%)
5. Raleigh–Cary, North Carolina (+18.10%)
6. Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford, Florida (+17.59%)
7. Provo–Orem, Utah (+17.25%)
8. Charleston–North Charleston, South Carolina (+16.74%)
9. Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, Texas (+16.42%)
10. Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers, Arkansas–Missouri (+16.03%)
11. Naples, Florida (+15.97%)
12. San Antonio–New Braunfels, Texas (+15.47%)
13. Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington, Texas (+15.15%)
14. Boise City–Nampa, Idaho (+15.13%)
15. Fort Collins, Colorado (+14.80%)
16. North Port–Sarasota–Bradenton [Sarasota County], Florida (+14.58%)
17. Lakeland–Winter Haven, Florida (+14.02%)
18. Charlotte–Concord–Gastonia, North Carolina–South Carolina (+13.91%)
19. Nashville, Tennessee (+13.89%)
20. Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, Colorado (+13.55%)
21. Des Moines–West Des Moines, Iowa (+13.39%)
22. Phoenix–Mesa–Scottsdale, Arizona (+12.98%)
23. Las Vegas–Henderson–Paradise, Nevada (+12.96%)
24. Durham–Chapel Hill, North Carolina (+12.51%)
25. Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue, Washington (+12.42%)

The top 25 slowest-growing metropolitan areas in the US:
1. Flint, Michigan (–4.32%)
2. Youngstown–Warren–Boardman, Ohio (–4.21%)
3. Rockford, Illinois (–3.19%)
4. Huntington–Ashland, West Virginia–Kentucky–Ohio (–2.31%)
5. Peoria, Illinois (–1.78%)
6. Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, Pennsylvania (–1.46%)
7. Syracuse, New York (–1.17%)
8. Canton–Massillon, Ohio (–1.11%)
9. Toledo, Ohio (–1.04%)
10. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (–0.97%)
11. Kingsport–Bristol–Bristol, Tennessee–Virginia (–0.93%)
12. Cleveland–Elyria, Ohio (–0.89%)
13. New Haven–Milford, Connecticut (–0.24%)
14. Hartford–West Hartford–East Hartford, Connecticut (–0.18%)
15. Montgomery, Alabama (–0.17%)
16. Rochester, New York (−0.16%)
17. Akron, Ohio (+0.04)
18. Buffalo–Cheektowaga–Niagara Falls, New York (+0.12%)
19. Mobile, Alabama (+0.23%)
20. Shreveport–Bossier City, Louisiana (+0.26%)
21. Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton, North Carolina (+0.28%)
22. Detroit–Warren–Dearborn, Michigan (+0.39%)
23. Dayton, Ohio (+0.52%)
24. Davenport–Moline–Rock Island, Iowa–Illinois (+0.68%)
25. St. Louis, Missouri–Illinois (+0.70%)

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