Mount Pleasant Ranks 10th for Fastest Growing Cities in US

Fastest Growing Cities

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina ranked as “the 10th fastest growing city” in the United States, according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/en.html) in May. The report released data on the fastest growing cities and towns in the United States with a population of 50,000 or more between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. Only 754 of the 19,505 incorporated cities and towns in the United States have populations of 50,000 or more, according to the US. Census Bureau report.

Mount Pleasant had a 4.7% growth in population during this time period of 81,317, the bureau reported. The Census Bureau report stated that “Mount Pleasant is part of the Charleston-North Charleston metro area, one of the nation’s 20 fastest growing.”

Texas was home to five of the 11 fastest growing cities, and had five of the eight cities that added the most people (Georgetown, New Braunfels, Frisco, Pearland and Pflugerville).  Georgetown, Texas led the way with a population increase of 7.8 percent between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. Georgetown is located in the Austin-Round Rock metro area, which crossed the 2 million threshold in 2015. Austin, Texas itself saw an increase of 19,000 more people.  Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Dallas also saw a large increase in the number of people moving to the area.

New York City remains the nation’s most populated city and added 55,000 more people at the year ending July 1, 2015, more than any other city in the United States.  The boroughs consisting of Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx accounted for the majority of New York’s growth. Aside from New York, each of the 15 cities to gain the highest number of people between 2014 and 2015, were located in the South or West. Three of these cities were located in California (Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Franscisco).

In a separate report, the Census Bureau released state population data in December which showed that North Carolina crossed the 10 million population threshold for the first time.  Charlotte and Raleigh had a large increase in population growth.  Charlotte added nearly 18,000 more people, and Raleigh saw a population increase of 11,000 people.

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