Special Report

The Fastest Growing City in Each State

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21. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Massachusetts
> Population (2016): 4,794,447
> Population chg. (2011-2016): +4.0% (MA: +3.0%)
> Jobs added (2011-2016): 183,400 (+11.1%)
> Unemployment: 3.3% (MA: 3.4%)
> Largest driver of growth: International migration

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22. Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
> Population (2016): 1,047,099
> Population chg. (2011-2016): +5.1% (MI: +0.5%)
> Jobs added (2011-2016): 73,400 (+15.7%)
> Unemployment: 3.4% (MI: 5.3%)
> Largest driver of growth: Natural change

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23. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota
> Population (2016): 3,551,036
> Population chg. (2011-2016): +4.8% (MN: +3.2%)
> Jobs added (2011-2016): 192,800 (+10.8%)
> Unemployment: 3.8% (MN: 4.0%)
> Largest driver of growth: Natural change

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24. Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi
> Population (2016): 391,266
> Population chg. (2011-2016): +4.1% (MS: +0.4%)
> Jobs added (2011-2016): 4,100 (+2.7%)
> Unemployment: 5.0% (MS: 5.2%)
> Largest driver of growth: Natural change

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25. Columbia, Missouri
> Population (2016): 176,594
> Population chg. (2011-2016): +6.4% (MO: +1.4%)
> Jobs added (2011-2016): 6,000 (+6.7%)
> Unemployment: 3.0% (MO: 4.1%)
> Largest driver of growth: Natural change