The Fastest Growing City in Each State

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16. Kansas
> Fastest-growing metropolitan area: Lawrence
> 2010-2017 pop. growth: +8.6% (+9,569)
> 2010-2017 pop. growth, Kansas: +1.9% (+54,720)
> Feb. 2018 unemployment: 3.0% (State: 3.4%)
> Largest driver of growth: International migration

17. Kentucky
> Fastest-growing metropolitan area: Bowling Green
> 2010-2017 pop. growth: +9.7% (+15,526)
> 2010-2017 pop. growth, Kentucky: +2.4% (+106,241)
> Feb. 2018 unemployment: 3.6% (State: 4.1%)
> Largest driver of growth: Domestic migration

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18. Louisiana
> Fastest-growing metropolitan area: Hammond
> 2010-2017 pop. growth: +9.1% (+11,012)
> 2010-2017 pop. growth, Louisiana: +3.1% (+139,462)
> Feb. 2018 unemployment: 4.6% (State: 4.5%)
> Largest driver of growth: Births

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19. Maine
> Fastest-growing metropolitan area: Portland-South Portland
> 2010-2017 pop. growth: +3.5% (+18,204)
> 2010-2017 pop. growth, Maine: +0.6% (+8,339)
> Feb. 2018 unemployment: N/A (State: 2.9%)
> Largest driver of growth: Domestic migration

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20. Maryland
> Fastest-growing metropolitan area: Salisbury
> 2010-2017 pop. growth: +8.3% (+31,030)
> 2010-2017 pop. growth, Maryland: +4.6% (+264,078)
> Feb. 2018 unemployment: 5.4% (State: 4.2%)
> Largest driver of growth: Domestic migration