Special Report

The Fastest Growing City in Each State

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46. Richmond, Virginia
> Population (2016): 1,281,708
> Population chg. (2011-2016): +5.1% (VA: +3.7%)
> Jobs added (2011-2016): 62,100 (+10.3%)
> Unemployment: 3.9% (VA: 3.9%)
> Largest driver of growth: Natural change

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47. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
> Population (2016): 3,798,902
> Population chg. (2011-2016): +8.6% (WA: +6.8%)
> Jobs added (2011-2016): 261,300 (+15.3%)
> Unemployment: 3.8% (WA: 4.9%)
> Largest driver of growth: Natural change

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48. Morgantown, West Virginia
> Population (2016): 138,380
> Population chg. (2011-2016): +4.6% (WV: -1.3%)
> Jobs added (2011-2016): 4,000 (+6.3%)
> Unemployment: 3.9% (WV: 5.2%)
> Largest driver of growth: Natural change

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49. Madison, Wisconsin
> Population (2016): 648,929
> Population chg. (2011-2016): +5.7% (WI: +1.2%)
> Jobs added (2011-2016): 36,100 (+9.9%)
> Unemployment: 2.7% (WI: 3.7%)
> Largest driver of growth: Natural change

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50. Casper, Wyoming
> Population (2016): 81,039
> Population chg. (2011-2016): +6.1% (WY: +3.1%)
> Jobs added (2011-2016): -1,600 (-4.0%)
> Unemployment: 6.4% (WY: 4.7%)
> Largest driver of growth: Natural change