Special Report

The Fastest Growing City in Each State

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1. Alabama
> Fastest-growing metropolitan area: Daphne-Fairhope-Foley
> 2010-2017 pop. growth: +16.1% (+29,518)
> 2010-2017 pop. growth, Alabama: +1.9% (+89,168)
> Feb. 2018 unemployment: 3.3% (State: 3.7%)
> Largest driver of growth: Domestic migration

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2. Alaska
> Fastest-growing metropolitan area: Anchorage
> 2010-2017 pop. growth: +4.6% (+17,780)
> 2010-2017 pop. growth, Alaska: +3.6% (+25,780)
> Feb. 2018 unemployment: 6.7% (State: 7.3%)
> Largest driver of growth: Births

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3. Arizona
> Fastest-growing metropolitan area: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale
> 2010-2017 pop. growth: +12.7% (+533,122)
> 2010-2017 pop. growth, Arizona: +9.5% (+609,268)
> Feb. 2018 unemployment: 4.5% (State: 4.9%)
> Largest driver of growth: Domestic migration

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4. Arkansas
> Fastest-growing metropolitan area: Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
> 2010-2017 pop. growth: +15.5% (+72,173)
> 2010-2017 pop. growth, Arkansas: +2.8% (+82,542)
> Feb. 2018 unemployment: 2.7% (State: 3.8%)
> Largest driver of growth: Domestic migration

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5. California
> Fastest-growing metropolitan area: San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward
> 2010-2017 pop. growth: +8.8% (+382,547)
> 2010-2017 pop. growth, California: +5.9% (+2,208,963)
> Feb. 2018 unemployment: 2.8% (State: 4.3%)
> Largest driver of growth: International migration

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