Special Report

America's Trendiest Cities in 2021

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20. Albuquerque, New Mexico
> Trendy places per capita: 79.7 per 100K residents
> Population: 559,374
> Median household income: $52,911 — #34 out of 50 largest cities
> Population growth: 0.6% — #41 out of 50 largest cities

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19. Raleigh, North Carolina
> Trendy places per capita: 81.4 per 100K residents
> Population: 464,485
> Median household income: $67,266 — #12 out of 50 largest cities
> Population growth: 7.4% — #9 out of 50 largest cities

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18. Austin, Texas
> Trendy places per capita: 82.0 per 100K residents
> Population: 950,807
> Median household income: $71,576 — #8 out of 50 largest cities
> Population growth: 7.2% — #10 out of 50 largest cities

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17. Arlington, Texas
> Trendy places per capita: 82.8 per 100K residents
> Population: 395,477
> Median household income: $60,571 — #21 out of 50 largest cities
> Population growth: 4.2% — #27 out of 50 largest cities

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16. Tucson, Arizona
> Trendy places per capita: 83.2 per 100K residents
> Population: 541,482
> Median household income: $43,425 — #45 out of 50 largest cities
> Population growth: 2.5% — #35 out of 50 largest cities