The Fastest Growing City in Each State

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21. Massachusetts
> Fastest-growing metropolitan area: Boston-Cambridge-Newton
> 2010-2017 pop. growth: +5.9% (+271,311)
> 2010-2017 pop. growth, Massachusetts: +4.5% (+294,876)
> Feb. 2018 unemployment: N/A (State: 3.5%)
> Largest driver of growth: International migration

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22. Michigan
> Fastest-growing metropolitan area: Grand Rapids-Wyoming
> 2010-2017 pop. growth: +7.0% (+69,697)
> 2010-2017 pop. growth, Michigan: +0.9% (+85,580)
> Feb. 2018 unemployment: 3.7% (State: 4.8%)
> Largest driver of growth: Births

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23. Minnesota
> Fastest-growing metropolitan area: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington
> 2010-2017 pop. growth: +7.3% (+245,422)
> 2010-2017 pop. growth, Minnesota: +5.0% (+265,895)
> Feb. 2018 unemployment: 2.9% (State: 3.2%)
> Largest driver of growth: Births

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24. Mississippi
> Fastest-growing metropolitan area: Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula
> 2010-2017 pop. growth: +6.2% (+22,865)
> 2010-2017 pop. growth, Mississippi: +0.5% (+13,663)
> Feb. 2018 unemployment: 4.6% (State: 4.5%)
> Largest driver of growth: Domestic migration

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25. Missouri
> Fastest-growing metropolitan area: Columbia
> 2010-2017 pop. growth: +9.3% (+15,103)
> 2010-2017 pop. growth, Missouri: +2.0% (+117,851)
> Feb. 2018 unemployment: 2.4% (State: 3.7%)
> Largest driver of growth: Births