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The Fastest Growing City In Each State

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Kansas: Lawrence, KS
> 2010-2020 pop. growth: 10.6% (state: 2.1%)
> May 2021 unemployment: 3.6% (state: 3.5%)
> 2010-2020 employment growth: -3.6% (state: 2.1%)
> Median household income: $64,233 (state: $62,087)

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Kentucky: Bowling Green, KY
> 2010-2020 pop. growth: 14.0% (state: 3.2%)
> May 2021 unemployment: 3.9% (state: 4.5%)
> 2010-2020 employment growth: 9.3% (state: 4.3%)
> Median household income: $51,198 (state: $52,295)

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Louisiana: Hammond, LA
> 2010-2020 pop. growth: 13.0% (state: 2.5%)
> May 2021 unemployment: 8.0% (state: 7.1%)
> 2010-2020 employment growth: 4.7% (state: -2.7%)
> Median household income: $47,825 (state: $51,073)

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Maine: Portland-South Portland, ME
> 2010-2020 pop. growth: 5.7% (state: 1.6%)
> May 2021 unemployment: 3.9% (state: 4.8%)
> 2010-2020 employment growth: 5.4% (state: 0.5%)
> Median household income: $71,913 (state: $58,924)

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Maryland: Salisbury, MD-DE
> 2010-2020 pop. growth: 13.3% (state: 4.9%)
> May 2021 unemployment: 5.8% (state: 6.1%)
> 2010-2020 employment growth: 5.8% (state: 2.4%)
> Median household income: $61,283 (state: $86,738)

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